additio probat minoritatem

additio probat minoritatem
/adish(iy)ow prowbat manorateytam/ An addition [to a name] proves or shows minority or inferiority. That is, if it be said that a man has a fee tail, it is less than if he has the fee

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • additio probat minoritatem — To add a word may indicate a lesser, as by changing Colonel to Lieutenant Colonel …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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