Definition of DESCRIPTIO PERSONI in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.
Definition of DESCRIPTIO PERSONI
Lat. Description of the person. By this is meant a word or phrase used merely for the purpose of identifying or pointing out the person intended, and not as an intimation that the language in connection with which it occurs is to apply to him only in the official or technical character which might appear to be indicated by the word. . Forrester v. Cantley, 227 Mo.App. 325, 51 S.W.2d 550, 551.
In wills, it frequently happens that the word heir is used as a descriptio personce. A legacy "to the eldest son" of A would be a designation of the person. See 1 Roper, Leg. c. 2.
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