Usage examples for nonexistence

  1. 4 Similarly, if at his creditor's challenge a debtor affirms on oath that he is not under an obligation to convey, he still remains bound; but as it would be unfair to examine whether he has perjured himself, he can, on being sued, set up the defence that he has sworn to the nonexistence of the debt. – The Institutes of Justinian by Caesar Flavius Justinian