Lat. In the civil law. A name; the name, style, or designation of a person. Properly, the name showing to what pens or tribe he belonged, as distinguished from his own individual name, (the pramomen) from his surname or family name, (cognomen) and from any name added by way of a descriptive title, (agnomen) The name or style of a class or genus of persons or objects. A debt or a debtor. Alnsworth; Calvin. Nomen colleetiunm. A collective name or term; a term expressive of a class; a term including several of the same kind: a term expressive of the plural, as well as singular, number. Nomen generals. A general name; the name of a genus. Fleta, lib. 4, c 19, I 1. Nomen generalissimum. A name of the most general kind; a name or term of the most general meaning. By the name of “land,” which is nomen eneralissimum, everything terrestrial will pass. 2 Bl. Comm. 19; 3 Bl. Comm. 172. Nomen juris. A name of the law; a technical legal term. Nomen transcriptitium. See NOMINA TRANSCRIPTITIA. Nomen est quasi rei notamen. A name is, as It were, , the note of a thing. 11 Coke, 20. Nomen non suffidt si res non sit de jure aut de facto. A name is not sufficient if there be not a thing [or subject for it] de jure or de facto. 4 Coke, 107b. Nomina sunt mutabilia, res autem immobiles. Names are mutable, but things are immovable, [immutable.] A name may be true or false, or may change, but the thing Itself always maintains its Identity. 6 Coke, 66. Nomina si nescis, peril cognitio rerum; et nomina si perdas, certe distinctio rerum perditur. Co. Litt. 86. If you know not the names of things, the knowledge of things themselves perishes; and, if you lose the names, the distinction of the things is certainly lost. Nomina si nescis, perit cognitio rerum. Names are the notes of things. Nomina sunt symbola rerum. Names are the symbols of things.