Definition of ERASURE


ERASURE

contracts, evidence. The obliteration of a writing, it will
render it void or not under the same circumstances as an interlineation.
(q. v.) Vide 5 Pet. S. C. R. 560, 11 Co. 88, 4 Cruise, Dig. 368, 13 Vin.
Ab. 41, Fitzg. 207, 5 Bing. R. 183, 3 C. & P. 65, 2 Wend. R. 555, 11 Conn.
R. 531, 5 M. R. 190, 2 L. R. 291 3 L. R. 56, 4 L. R. 270.

2. Erasures and interlineations are presumed to have been made after the
execution of a deed, unless the contrary be proved. 1 Dall. 67, 1 Pet. 169,
4 Bin. 1, 10 Serg. & R. 64, 170, 419, 16 Serg. & R. 44.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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