Suppression of truth.
The legal maxim is of latin origin meaning suppression of truth is an offence. It means knowingly suppressing the truth, when it should have been disclosed in the first place, rightfully makes the contract invalid. Concealment of truth vitiates a contract. Parties are required to present everything with fairness to maintain a fair deal. Concealment of facts intentionally leads to false beliefs. Suppressio Veri is a ground to rescind an agreement or to avoid carrying it to execution.
The concealment of facts regarding the quality of the product, when it was a rather vital information, is enough ground to rescind the agreement between A and B.
Union of India v. Malti Sharma, (2006) 9 SCC 262
The Supreme Court held that a person who suppresses material facts from the Court is guilty of “suppressio veri” and suggestio falsi.
A false description does not vitiate
- In simple sense, the maxim means, some inaccurate description or some grammatical mistakes or basic miscalculation will not make the whole gadget or document as a void. - Normally, if a document contains 2 side from which if one side is absolute and correct and another side have some basic inaccuracy than 2nd side shall be rejected instead of considering whole document void also note on that the instrument does not involve any malaise effect. - Thus, if one segment is true and another is not and if the true part decides the subject matter with all possibility than the false segment will be disregard.
Law will help only those who are vigilant.
The legal maxim is of latin origin meaning law helps those who are vigilant with their rights and not the one who sleeps. It means that those who are careless with their rights cannot be assisted by law. For one to claim to take advantage of his/her right they need to be watchful of those rights too. One person who decides to maintain his/her silence during the statutory period, after the statutory period they cannot claim enforcement of the rights.