At the present time. 2 Rl. Comm. 100. Used in opposition to in futuro.See Van Wyck v. Knevals, 100 U. S. 3G0, 1 Sup. Ct. 336, 27 L. Ed. 201.In prsesentia majoris potestatis, minor potestas cessat. In the presence of thesuperior power, the Inferior power ceases. Jenk. Cent. 214, c. 53. The less authority ismerged In the greater. Broom, Max. 111.