a.1.Beneficial, as opposed to statutory or civil; as, bonitary dominion of land.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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These principles also included notions such that voluntary transactions should be interpreted and implemented in good faith, and the intention of the parties should prevail even if there are irregularities as to form (doctrine of bonitary ownership and enforcement of the fideicommisum); that unjust enrichment must be reversed; that a condition of rebus sit: standibus should be implied in bargains; and that unconscionably unequal bargains should not be enforced (doctrine of laesio enormis).