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contracts. The consent which is impliedly given by one or
both parties, to
a proposition, a clause, a condition, a judgment, or to
any act whatever.
obsolete. A writ of justices, lying, for the surety
creditor, who refuses to acquit him after the debt has been
of Writs, 158, Cowell, Blount.
contracts. To make property one"s own.
2. Title to property is
acquired in two ways, by descent, (q. v.) and by
purchase, (q.... more
property, contracts, descent. The act by which the
procures the property of a thing.
2. An acquisition, may be
temporary or Perpetual, and... more
contracts. A release or
discharge from an obligation or eng
agement. According to Lord Coke there
are three kinds of acquittal, namely,
1, By deed, when the party releases
crim. law practice. The absolution of a party charged with
crime or misdemeanor.
2. Technically speaking, acquittal is - the
absolution of a party... more
contracts. An agreement in writing to discharge a party
an engagement to pay a sum of money. it is evidence of payment. It
from a release in... more
measures. A quantity of
land containing in length forty perches, and
four in breadth, or one
hundred and sixty square perches, of whatever shape
may be the land. Serg.
obsolete. To purge
one"s self of an offence by oath. It
frequently happens that when a person
has been arrested for a contempt, he
comes into court and purges... more
civil law, contracts. A writing which states in a
legal form that a
thing has been said, done, or agreed. In Latin,
Instrumentum. Merl. Rep.
In the legal sense, this word
may be used to signify the result of a
public deliberation, the decision of
a prince, of a legislative body, of... more
evidence. The act of one of several conspirators,
pursuance of the common design, is evidence against all of
them. An overt
act of treason must be proved... more
ACT IN PAIS
performed out of court, and not a matter of record.
Pais, in law French,
signifies country. A deed or an assurance transacted
between two or more
ACT OF BANKRUPTCY
An act which subjects a person to be proceeded
as a bankrupt. The acts of bankruptcy enumerated in the late act of
of 19th Aug. 1841,... more
ACT OF GOD
in contracts. This phrase denotes those
accidents which arise
from physical causes, and which cannot be prevented.
2. Where the law casts a duty on a... more
ACT OF GRACE
The name by which the statute which provides
for the aliment of prisoners
confined for civil debts, is usually known.
2. This statute
ACT 0F LAW
An event which occurs in
consequence of some principle of
law. If, for example, land out of which a
rent charge has been granted, be
recovered by an... more
Every man of sound mind and discretion is bound by his own
and the law does not permit him to do any thing against it,... more
ACTIO BONAE FIDEI
civil law. An action of
ACTIO COMMODATI CONTRARIA
The name of an action
in the civil law, by the
borrower against the lender, to compel the
execution of the contract. Poth.
Pret Usage, n. 75.