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QUO MINUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. A writ upon which all proceedings in the court of exchequer were formerly grounded. In it the plaintiff suggests that he is the king’s debtor, and that the defendant has done him the injury or damage complained of, quo minus suffieiens existit, by which he is less able to pay the king’s debt. This was originally requisite in order to give jurisdiction to the court of exchequer ; but now this suggestion is a mere form. 3 Bl. Comm. 46. Also, a writ which lay for him who had a grant of house-bote and ha.v-bote In another’s woods, against the grantor making such waste as that the grantee could not enjoy his grant. Old Nat. Brev. 148. Quo modo quid constituitur eodem modo dissolvitur. Jenk. Cent. 74. In the same manner by which anything Is constituted by that it is dissolved.


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