iden·ti·ty n pl -ties
1: sameness of essential character or aspect
collateral estoppel requires identity of the issues and the parties
2 a: separate or distinct existence
when movables lose their identity or become an integral part of the immovableLouisiana Civil Code
b: distinguishing character of a person; esp: information (as a name or address) that distinguishes a person
is required to reveal the identity of an informer
but for a mistake concerning the identity of the proper partyFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 15(c)
3: the condition of being the same as a thing or person described, claimed, or accused
character evidence of a suspect's past crimes may be admitted to prove the identity of a crime's perpetrator

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (individuality) noun being, characteristic, difference, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctive feature, distinctiveness, distinctness, distinguishing characteristic, distinguishing quality, idiosyncrasy, individualism, mannerism, oneness, originality, particularity, peculiarity, perceivable dissimilarity, personal characteristic, personality, personship, quality of being singular, self, selfhood, selfness, singleness, singularity, speciality, specialty, specific quality, specificity, uniqueness, unlikeness associated concepts: duty to ascertain identity, proof of identity foreign phrases:
- Nihil facit error nominis cum de corpore constat — An error in the name is of no consequence when there is certainty as to the person
- Ex multitudine signorum, colligitur identitas vera — The true identity of a thing is shown from a number of signs
- Nomina sunt mutabilia, res autem immobiles. — Names are mutable, but things are immutable
II (similarity) noun agreement, alikeness, closeness, coequality, comparability, conformability, consimilarity, consimilitude, consimility, duplication, equality, equipollence, equipollency, equivalence, homogeneity, identicalness, interchangeability, likeness, match, oneness, parallelism, parity, resemblance, sameness, semblance, similarity, similitude, synonymity, uniformity, unity III index par (equality), personality, resemblance, semblance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

n. A sameness between two items or designs such that one violates patent rights held by the other.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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