• Non est factum

    A common-law defence to an action on a deed or other signed instrument, open to a defendant who can prove his/her ignorance of the nature of the instrument at the time of execution or that the instrument was not executed by him/her. Where the defence is successful (and this will never be the case where a defendant who actually signed is literate and full of capacity), the effect is to avoid the instrument and the rights of those claiming under it.

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