What is MINUS?

Lat. In the civil law. Less; less than. The word had also, in some con- nections, the sense of “not at all.” For example. a debt remaining wholly unpaid was described as “minus solutum.” Minus solvit, qui tardius solvit. He does not pay who pays too late. Dig. 50, 16, 12, 1.

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