What is POSTERIORITY?

This is a word of comparison and relation in tenure, the correlative of which is the word “priority.” Thus, a man who held lands or tenements of two lords was said to hold of his more ancient lord by priority, and of his less ancient lord by posteriority. Old Nat. Brev. 04. It has also a general application in law consistent with its etymological meaning, and, as so used, it is likewise opposed to priority. Brown.

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