a non posse ad non esse sequitur argumentum necessarie negative, licet non affirmative


a non posse ad non esse sequitur argumentum necessarie negative, licet non affirmative
/ey non posiy aed non esiy sekwatar argyamentam nesaseriyiy negatayviy, laysat non afarmatayviy/
A literal translation: From impossibility to non-existence the inference follows necessarily in the negative, though not in the affirmative-is as ambiguous as the original.
It could be translated thus:
The negative inference of non-existence necessarily follows from impossibility of existence, but the affirmative inference of existence cannot be drawn from mere possibility

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.


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