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Principle

No. IV.5.5 - Falsa demonstratio rule

In case the parties have used the wrong term but mean the same thing, their common intention prevails ("falsa demonstratio non nocet").

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Commentary

This Principle is a specific example of Principle IV.5.1. If the common intention of the parties can be determined, that common intention prevails over a different wording of the the contract.

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Doctrine

Lüderitz, Alexander, Auslegung von Rechtsgeschäften, Karlsruhe 1966Treitel, Guenter, The Law of Contract (11. ed, 2003), p. 191 et seq. 

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American Restatement 2nd of the Law of Contracts 

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