Definition of RES PERIT DOMINO


RES PERIT DOMINO

The thing is lost to the owner. This phrase is
used to express that when a thing is lost or destroyed, it is lost to the
person who was the owner of it at the time. For example, an article is sold; if
the seller have perfected the title of the buyer so that it is his, and it be
destroyed, it is the buyer s loss; but if, on the contrary, something remains
to be done before the title becomes vested in the buyer, then the loss falls on
the seller. See Risk.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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