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

    Stronger; greater.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Stronger. A term applied, in the law of evidence, to that species of presumption, arising from facts shown in evidence, which is strong enough to shlft the burden of proof to the opposite party. Bur-rill, Circ. Ev. 64, 66. Fortior est custodia legis quam hominis. 2 Rolle, 325. The custody of the law is stronger than that of man. Fortior et potentior est dispositia legis quam hominis. The disposition of the law is of greater force and effect than that of man. Co. Litt. 234a; Shep. Touch. 302; 15 East, 178. The law in some cases overrides the will of the individual, and renders ineffective or futile his expressed intention or contract. Broom, Max. 697.