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brocard


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brocard  \Broc"ard\,  n.  [Perh.  fr  Brocardica  Brocardicorum 
  opus,  a  collection  of  ecclesiastical  canons  by  Burkhard, 
  Bishop  of  Worms,  called  by  the  Italians  and  French, 
  Brocard.] 
  An  elementary  principle  or  maximum;  a  short,  proverbial  rule 
  in  law,  ethics,  or  metaphysics. 
 
  The  legal  brocard,  ``Falsus  in  uno,  falsus  in 
  omnibus,''  is  a  rule  not  more  applicable  to  other 
  witness  than  to  consciousness.  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton.