Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A mistake in the name of a thing is never prejudicial, if it ba clear as to the identity of the thing itself, [where the thing intended Is certainly known.] 1 Duer, Ins. 171. This maxim is applicable only where the means of correcting the mistake are apparent on the faco of the instrument to be construed. Id.