aliquot-part  rule.The  principle  that  a  person  must  intend  to  acquire  a  fractional  part  of  the

ownership  of  property  before a  court  can  declare  a  resulting  trust  in  the  person’s  favor.  [Cases:

Trusts    62–90. C.J.S. Trover and Conversion §§ 10–11, 128–142, 144–173.]


aliter (al-<<schwa>>-t<<schwa>>r). [Latin] Otherwise; it would be otherwise.

“If I trespass on another’s land, and make an excavation there without leaving any rubbish on

the land, the trespass ceases as soon as I leave the land, and does not continue until I have filled

the  excavation  up  again.  Consequently  only  one  action  will  lie,  and  in  it  full  damages  are

recoverable for both the past and the future. Aliter if I have brought a heap of soil and left it on the

plaintiff’s land.” R.F.V. Heuston, Salmond on the Law of Torts 42 (17th ed. 1977). [Blacks Law 8th]