additio probat minoritatem
- To add a word may indicate a lesser, as by changing "Colonel" to "Lieutenant Colonel."
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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additio probat minoritatem — /adish(iy)ow prowbat manorateytam/ An addition [to a name] proves or shows minority or inferiority. That is, if it be said that a man has a fee tail, it is less than if he has the fee … Black's law dictionary