Suggestio Falsi Law and Legal Definition

The term suggestio falsi is a Latin phrase meaning suggestion of something which is untrue. Suppressio veri as well as suggestio falsi are grounds for rescinding an agreement. Suggestio falsi amounts to a fraud whenever the party making it was bound to disclose the truth. For instance, if a purchaser applied to the seller to purchase a lot of wild land, and represented to him it was worth nothing, except for a sheep pasture, when he knew there was a valuable mine on the lot, of which the seller was ignorant, the purchaser has committed fraud on the basis of suggestion falsi and the court may set aside the sale.