330. Conflicting descriptions in the deeds.

330.     Conflicting descriptions in the deeds.

Generally, all words and parts of a deed conveying property are relevant to the ascertainment of the property's boundaries but where a deed contains a sufficient and ascertained description of the property and also a false description1, the false description is rejected as surplusage under the maxim falsa demonstratio non nocet cum de corpore constat2. However, where the principal words of the description lack the certainty necessary for the rejection of the subordinate description as a falsa demonstratio and the subordinate description can be read as limiting the principal description, the