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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").

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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References
Court Decisions
Frederick E. Rose (London) Ld. v. William H. Pim Jnr & Co Ld., [1953] QB at Page 450 et seq.
Doctrine
Beech, Jonathan, Mistake over th terms of contract: A comparative analysis of England, France and Germany, in: The Student Journal of Law
Lüderitz, Alexander, Auslegung von Rechtsgeschäften, Karlsruhe 1966
Treitel, Guenter, The Law of Contract (11. ed, 2003), p. 191 et seq.
Model Laws
American Restatement 2nd of the Law of Contracts
TransLex Principle
falsa demonstratio non nocet (Haakjöringsköd-Fall), RGZ 99, 147 
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