Duhaime's Law Dictionary nimia subtilitas in jure reprobatur, et talis certitudo certitudinem Confundit Definition: Latin: too much subtlety in law is condemned, and so much certainty confounds certainty. Broom proposes that Latin legal maxim is a "rule of logic" and then offers this confundit descriptipon, " unhelpful description: "A pleading is not objectionable as ambiguous or obscure, if it be certain to a common intent, that is, if it be clear enough according to reasonable intendment or construction, though not worded with absolute precision." Edward Coke uses the phrase in his law reports at 15 Rep 151. CITATIONS & REFERENCES: Broom, Herbert, A Selection of Legal Maxims Classified and Illustrated, 10th Ed., (London: Sweet & Maxwell Limited, 1939), pages 162-168, Categories & Topics: Dictionary of Latin Law Terms Duhaime's Civil Litigation & Evidence Law Dictionary Interpretation of Statutes and of Contracts Dictionary Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only) If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!