Lat. Fraud. More commonly called, in the civil law, “dolus,” and “dolus malus,” (q. v.) A distinction, however, was sometimes made between “fraus” and “dolus;” the former being held to be of the most extensive import Calvin. Frans dans locum contractu. A misrepresentation or concealment of some fact that is material to the contract, and had the truth regarding which been known the contract would not have been made as made, is called a “fraud dans locum contractui” i.e., a fraud occasioning the contract or giving place or occasion for the contract Fraus legis. Latin: In the civil law. Fraud of law; fraud upon law. See IN FRAUDEM LEGIS. Fraus est celare fraudem. It is a fraud to conceal a fraud. 1 Vern. 240; 1 Story, Eq. Jur.