What is STABILIA?

A writ called by that name, founded on a custom in Normandy, that where a man in power claimed lands in the possession of an inferior, he petitioned the prince that it might be put into his hands till the right was decided, whereupon he had this writ Wharton. Stabit praesnmptio donee probetnr in contrariuin. A presumption will stand good till the contrary is proved. Hob. 297; Broom, Max. 949.

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