Legal Dictionary - Thesaurus
(n.) The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to subtraction or diminution.
(n.) Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building.
(n.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers.
(n.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.
(n.) A title annexed to a man's name, to identify him more precisely; as, John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title.
(n.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to abatement.
abate, abatement, added, adding, annex, annexed, arithmetic, augment, augmentation, bate, batement, chard, dale, diminution, doe, dot, identify, increase, indication, john, lengthen, lengthened, mason, metic, numbers, piazza, pic, pica, precis, precise, robe, robert, roe, subtract, subtraction
legacy, superaddition, suraddition
Whatever is added to a man's name by way of title, as additions of estate, mystery, or place. 10 Went. Plead. 871; Salk. 6; 2 Lord Ray. 988; :1 WUS. 244, 5.
2. Additions of an estate or quality are esquire, gentleman, and the like; these titles can however be claimed by none, and may be assumed by any one. In Nash v. Battershy (2 Lord Ray. 986 6 Mod. 80,) the plaintiff declared with the addition of gentleman. The defendant pleaded in abatement that the plaintiff was no gentleman. The plaintiff demurred, and it was held ill; for, said the court, it amounts to a confession that the plaintiff is no gentleman, and then not the person named in the count. He should have replied that he is a gentleman.
3. Additions of mystery are such as scrivener, painter, printer, manufacturer, &c.
4. Additions of places are descriptions by the place of residence, as A. B. of Philadelpliia and thelike. See Bac. Ab. b. t.; Doct. PI. 71; 2 Vin. Abr. 77; 1 Lilly's Reg. 39; 1 Metc. R. 151.
5. At common law there was no need of addition in any case, 2 Lord Ray. 988; it was, required only by Stat. 1 H. 5. c. 5, in cases where process of outlawry lies. In all other cases it is only a description of the person, and common reputation is sufficient. 2 Lord Ray. 849. No addition is necessary in a Homine Replegiando. 2 Lord Ray. 987; Salk. 5; 1 Wils. 244, 6; 6 Rep. 67.
abatement, confession, description, esquire, gentleman, homine replegiando, lord, outlaw, outlawry, process, quality, reputation, residence, script, scrivener
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