additio probat minoritatem

To add a word may indicate a lesser, as by changing "Colonel" to "Lieutenant Colonel."

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 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

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