ne dominia rerum sint incerta, neve lites sint perpetuae (nee d<<schwa>>-min-ee-<<schwa>> reer-<<schwa>>m sint in-s<<schwa>>r-t<<schwa>>, nee-vee lI-teez sint p<<schwa>>r-pech-oo-ee). [Latin] Hist. Lest the ownership of things should remain uncertain or lawsuits never come to an end. • The phrase appeared in reference to the principle on which all actions prescribed after (usu.) 30 years. See PRESCRIPTION.
[Blacks Law 8th]