Nihil de re accrescit ei qui nihil in re quando jus accresceret habet

Nihil de re accrescit ei qui nihil in re quando jus accresceret habet. Nothing accrues to him, who, when the right accrues, has nothing in the subject matter. Co. Litt. 188.

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