In aequali jure melior est conditio possidentis

In aequali jure melior est conditio possidentis. When the parties have equal rights, the condition of the possessor is the better. Mitf. Eq. Pl. 215; Jer. Eq. Jur. 285; 1 Madd. Ch. Pr. 170; Dig. 50, 17, 128. Plowd. 296.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.