from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A misrepresentation of the truth by the omission or suppression of certain key facts; a lie of omission. Compare suggestio falsi.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Suppression of truth; in law, an undue concealment or non-disclosure of facts and circumstances which one party is under a legal or equitable obligation to communicate, and which the other party has a right—not merely in conscience, but juris et de jure—to know. Minor. Compare suggestio falsi.
Latin: suppressiō ("a pressing down”, “suppression") + vērī (“of reality”, genitive singular form of vērum, “reality”, “fact”) = “a pressing down of reality” ≈ “suppression of the truth” (Wiktionary)
Extraordinary fellow — kicks 'em in the crotch with the heart of a child "); remember that silence frequently passes for shrewdness, and that while suppressio veri is a damned good servant, suggestio falsi is a perilous master.