What does ANTE NATUS mean?

ANTE NATUS meaning in Law Dictionary

produced before. People produced before another individual or before a particular event. The word is especially applied to one produced in a country before a revolution, modification of federal government or dynasty, or any other political occasion, in a way that the question of his liberties, condition, or allegiance will be based upon the time of his delivery with reference to such event. In England, the terra generally denotes one born ahead of the work of union with Scotland; in America, one created prior to the statement of freedom. Its opposite is post natus, one produced after the event.