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 for Casus omissus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Casus \Ca"sus\, n. [L.]
     An event; an occurrence; an occasion; a combination of
     circumstances; a case; an act of God. See the Note under
     [1913 Webster]
     Casus belli, an event or combination of events which is a
        cause war, or may be alleged as a justification of war.
     Casus fortuitus, an accident against which due prudence
        could not have provided. See Act of God, under Act.
     Casus omissus, a case not provided for by the statute.
        [1913 Webster]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CASUS OMISSUS. An omitted case. 
       2. When a statute or an instrument of writing undertakes to foresee and 
  to provide for certain contingencies, and through mistake, or some other 
  cause, a case remains to be provided for, it is said to be a casus 
  omissus.For example, when a statute provides for the descent of intestates 
  estates, and omits a case, the estate descends as it did before the statute, 
  whenever that, case occurs, although it appear to be within the general 
  scope and intent of the statute. 2 Binn. R. 279. 
       3. When there has been a casus omissus in a statute, the subject is 
  ruled by the common law: casus omissuset oblivioni datus dispositioni juris 
  communis relinquitur. 5 Co. 38. Vide Dig. 38, 1, 44 and 55 Id. 38, 2, 10; 
  Code, 6, 52, 21 and 30. 

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