sub nomine

preposition
sub nom·​i·​ne | \ ˌsəb-ˈnä-mə-nē, -ˌnā; ˈsu̇b-ˈnō-mē-ˌnā \

Legal Definition of sub nomine

: under the name of the testator made him a trustee sub nomine “Charlie Smith” often used in full or abbreviated form in legal citations to indicate the name under which the litigation continued Castro v. Beecher, 522 F. Supp. 873, 877 (D. Mass. 1981), aff'd sub nom. NAACP v. Beecher, 679 F.2d 965 (1st Cir. 1982)

History and Etymology for sub nomine

Latin

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“Sub nomine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/sub%20nomine. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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