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A
the first letter of the English and most other alphabets, is frequently used as an abbreviation, (q. v.) and also in the marks of schedules or papers, as schedule... more

A MENSA ET THORO
from bed and board. A divorce a mensa et thoro, is rather a separation of the parties by act of law, than a dissolution of the marriage. It may... more

A PRENDRE
French, to take, to seize, in contracts, as profits a prendre. Ham. N. P. 184, or a right to take something out of the soil. 5 Ad. &... more

A QUO
A Latin phrases which signifies from which, example, in the computation of time, the day a quo is not to be counted, but the day ad quem is always... more

A RENDRE
French, to render, to yield, contracts. Profits a rendre, under this term are comprehended rents and services. Ham N. P. 192. ... more

A VINCULO MATRIMONII
from the bond of marriage. A marriage may be dissolved a vinculo, in many states, as in Pennsylvania, on the ground of canonical disabilities before marriage, as that one... more

AB INITIO
from the beginning. 2. When a man enters upon lands or into the house of another by authority of law, and afterwards... more

AB INTESTAT
An heir, ab intestat, is one on whom the law casts the inheritance or estate of a person who dies intestate. ... more

AB IRATO
civil law. A Latin phrase, which signifies by a man in anger. It is applied to bequests or gifts, which a man makes adverse to the interest of his... more

ABANDONMENT
contracts. In the French law, the act by which a debtor surrenders his property for the benefit of his creditors. Merl. Rep. mot Abandonment. ... more

ABANDONMENT
contracts. In insurances the act by which the insured relinquishes to the assurer all the property to the thing insured. 2.- No particular form is required for an abandonment, nor... more

ABANDONMENT
In maritime contracts in the civil law, principals are generally held indefinitely responsible for the obligations which their agents have contracted relative to the concern of their commission but... more

ABANDONMENT
lights. The relinquishment of a right, the giving up of something to which we are entitled. 2. - Legal rights, when once vested, must... more

ABANDONMENT
for torts, a term used in the civil law. By the Roman law, when the master was sued for the tort of his slave, or the... more

ABANDONMENT
malicious. The act of a hushand or wife, who leaves his or her consort wilfully, and with an intention of causing perpetual separation. 2. -... more

ABATEMENT
chancery practice, is a suspension of all proceedings in a suit, from the want of proper parties capable of proceeding therein. It differs from an abatement at law in... more

ABATEMENT
contracts, is a reduction made by the creditor, for the prompt payment of a debt due by the payor or debtor. Wesk. on Ins. 7. ... more

ABATEMENT
merc. law. By this term is understood the deduction sometimes made at the custom-house from the duties chargeable upon goods when they are damaged See Act of Congress, March 2,... more

ABATEMENT
pleading, is the overthrow of an action in consequence of some error committed in bringing or conducting it when the plaintiff is not forever barred from bringing another action.... more

ABATEMENT OF A FREEHOLD
The entry of a stranger after the death of the ancestor, and before the heir or devisee takes possession, by which the rightful possession of the heir or... more

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