aliter (al-[schwa]-t[schwa]r). [Latin] Otherwise; it would be otherwise.

“If I trespass on another’s land, and make an excavation there without leaving any rubbish on the land, the trespass ceases as soon as I leave the land, and does not continue until I have filled the excavation up again. Consequently only one action will lie, and in it full damages are recoverable for both the past and the future. Aliter if I have brought a heap of soil and left it on the plaintiff’s land.” R.F.V. Heuston, Salmond on the Law of Torts 42 (17th ed. 1977).