materna maternis (m<<schwa>>-t<<schwa>>r-n<<schwa>> m<<schwa>>-t<<schwa>>r-nis). Goods acquired through the mother descend to those connected with her. • The phrase invoked the distinction between the succession of consanguineous half-brothers and uterine half-brothers. Cf. PATERNA PATERNIS.

[Blacks Law 8th]