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What does 'instant' mean?

What does 'instant' mean?

Posted: 4 Nov 2012 2:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Nov 2012 12:59PM GMT
Ask and ye shall receive! Thanks alot.

Here's another question: On baptisms, the date of birth might say "...baptized on the 15th of Jan, born on the 10th instant of the lawful marriage..." What does 'instant' mean? I think 'ultimo' means the prior month.

Re: What does 'instant' mean?

Posted: 5 Nov 2012 12:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Nov 2012 12:59PM GMT
Instant, abbrev. inst. means of the same month. It is used also in obituary and in most 19th century literature. Ultimo, means the prior month.
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