vel non

vel non
/vel non/ Or not.
These words appear in the phrase "devisavit vel non" (q.v.), meaning, literally, "did he devise or not."
Examples of their use by the courts may be seen in the following quotations: "So the sufficiency vel non of the order of publication is important"; "the negligence vel non of the owner was ... for the jury"; and "We come at last to the merits vel non of this appeal"

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • vel non — /ˌvel nän, nōn/ [Latin]: or not the existence vel non of a genuine issue of material fact Morris v. Smith, 837 P.2d 679 (1992) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • vel non — ˈvelˈnän adverb Etymology: Latin, or not : whether or not used to express a legal situation where something must be done or a given determination must be made or not with no third alternative; see devisat vel non …   Useful english dictionary

  • vel non — Or not …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • devisavit vel non — dev·i·sa·vit vel non /ˌde və zā vit ˌvel nän, ˌdā vē sä vit ˌvel nōn/ n [New Latin, (whether) he/she bequeaths or not]: a document that sets forth the questions of fact pertinent to the validity of an alleged will and is sent from a court of… …   Law dictionary

  • devisavit vel non — /devszeyvst vel non/ The name of an issue sent out of a court of chancery, or one which exercises chancery jurisdiction, to a court of law, to try the validity of a paper asserted and denied to be a will, to ascertain whether or not the testator… …   Black's law dictionary

  • legit vel non? — /liyjat vel non/ In old English practice, this was the formal question propounded to the ordinary when a prisoner claimed the benefit of clergy, does he read or not? If the ordinary found that the prisoner was entitled to clergy, his formal… …   Black's law dictionary

  • devisavit vel non — /devszeyvst vel non/ The name of an issue sent out of a court of chancery, or one which exercises chancery jurisdiction, to a court of law, to try the validity of a paper asserted and denied to be a will, to ascertain whether or not the testator… …   Black's law dictionary

  • legit vel non? — /liyjat vel non/ In old English practice, this was the formal question propounded to the ordinary when a prisoner claimed the benefit of clergy, does he read or not? If the ordinary found that the prisoner was entitled to clergy, his formal… …   Black's law dictionary

  • issue devisavit vel non — See devisavit vel non …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • solvit vel non — Whether he has paid or not. Although the jury must pass upon the issue of solvit vel non, they are to be governed, as the court directs, by the law as to the presumption of payment from lapse of time. Gulick v Loder, 13 NJL 68 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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