Definition of IN PARI CAUSA


IN PARI CAUSA

In an equal cause. It is a rule that when two
persons have equal rights in relation to a particular thing, the
party in possession is considered as having the better right: in
pari causa possessor potior est. Dig. 50; 17, 128; 1 Bouv. Inst. n.
952.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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