iden·ti·ty n pl -ties1: sameness of essential character or aspectcollateral estoppel requires identity of the issues and the parties2 a: separate or distinct existencewhen movables lose their identity or become an integral part of the immovable — Louisiana Civil Codeb: distinguishing character of a person; esp: information (as a name or address) that distinguishes a personis required to reveal the identity of an informerbut for a mistake concerning the identity of the proper party — Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 15(c)3: the condition of being the same as a thing or person described, claimed, or accusedcharacter 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. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
- 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 immutableII (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. William C. Burton. 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. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.