descriptio personae

descriptio personae
Description of the person; a word or phrase used for the purpose of identifying or pointing out a person. Milam v Settle, 127 W Va 271, 32 SE2d 269. Words descriptive of the person, such as "president," "manager," “agent," etc.

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  • descriptio personae — də̇ˈskripshēˌōpə(r)ˈsō(ˌ)nē noun Etymology: Latin, description of the person : matter merely descriptive of the persons of the parties and not essential to the validity of a legal document compare designatio personae …   Useful english dictionary

  • designatio personae — A description of the person. See descriptio personae …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • designatio personae — ˌdezigˈnāshēˌōpə(r)ˈsō(ˌ)nē noun Etymology: Latin, designation of the person : matter designating the persons who are parties to and essential to the validity of a document compare descriptio personae …   Useful english dictionary

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  • addition — The arithmetical process of computing a sum. A descriptio personae; that is, some title or description written after a person s name for certainty of identification; as, Jane Lewis, wife of A. V. Lewis. Commonwealth v Lewis, 42 Mass (I Met) 148,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • agent for — Words of descriptio personae which are not so expressive or an agency relationship in the execution as to relieve the agent of personal liability, the question being resolved according to what is added to the words or what appears upon the face… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • agent of — Words of descriptio personae. Thus, agent of or president of a designated corporation merely identifies the person by indicating a personal relationship which he has. Tucker Mfg. Co. v Fairbanks, 98 Mass 101. See agent for …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • manager — One who has the conduct or direction of anything, as the manager of a theater. Commonwealth v Johnson, 144 Pa 377, 381. One in charge of the business or operations of another. The officer of a private corporation to which the general business of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • senior — Higher in rank; prior or superior in force or effect; longer in service; older. One of a senior class. When the word is added to a man s name, it indicates merely that he is the father of a man of the same name; it is not a part of the legal name …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wife — A married woman. The spouse of a man. A woman who has a husband living. Names v State, 20 Ind App 168, 50 NE 401. i As the word is used in designating a beneficiary in a will, it is descriptive of the person of a particular individual, and unless …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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