quominus

noun quo·mi·nus \ˈkwōmənəs\

Definition of quominus

  1. 1 :  a writ under old English law for preventing waste of a wood by one having housebote and haybote therein

  2. 2 :  a writ formerly used to found jurisdiction in the Exchequer Court alleging the plaintiff's diminished ability to pay his crown debts

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Origin and Etymology of quominus

Latin, whereby the less, that not; from the clause in the writ alluding to the plaintiff's diminished ability to pay his crown debts


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