Definition of IDEM SONANS


IDEM SONANS

Sounding the same.

2. In pleadings, when a name which it is material to state, is
wrongly spelled, yet if it be idem sonans with that proved, it is
sufficient, as Segrave for Seagrave, 2 Str. R. 889; Keen for Keene,
Thach. Cr. Cas. 67; Deadema for Diadema, 2 Ired. 346; Hutson for
Hudson, 7 Miss. R. 142; Coonrad for Conrad, 8 Miss. R. 291. See 5
Pike, 72; 6 Ala. R. 679; vide also Russ. & Ry. 412; 2 Taunt. R.
401, In the following cases the variances there mentioned were
declared to be fatal. Russ. & Ry. 351; 10 East, R. 83; 5 Taunt. R.
14; 1 Baldw. R. 83; 2 Crom. & M. 189; 6 Price, R. 2; 1 Chit. R.
659; 13 E. C. L. R. 194. See, generally, 8 Chit. Pr. 231, 2; 4 T.
R. 611; 3 B. & P. 559; 1 Stark. R. 47; 2 Stark. R. 29; 3 Camp. R.
29; 6 M. & S. 45; 2 N. H. Rep. 557; 7 S. & R. 479; 3 Caines, 219;
1 Wash. C. C. R. 285; 4 Cowen, 148 and the article Name.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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