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ACQUIESCENCE
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. ... more

ACQUIETANDIS PLEGIIS
obsolete. A writ of justices, lying, for the surety against a creditor, who refuses to acquit him after the debt has been satisfied. Reg. of Writs, 158, Cowell, Blount. ... more

TO ACQUIRE
descents, 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

ACQUISITION
property, contracts, descent. The act by which the person procures the property of a thing. 2. An acquisition, may be temporary or Perpetual, and... more

ACQUITTAL
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 the... more

ACQUITTAL
crim. law practice. The absolution of a party charged with a crime or misdemeanor. 2. Technically speaking, acquittal is - the absolution of a party... more

ACQUITTANCE
contracts. An agreement in writing to discharge a party from an engagement to pay a sum of money. it is evidence of payment. It differs from a release in... more

ACRE
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. Land... more

ACREDULITARE
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

ACT
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. ... more

ACT
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

ACT
evidence. The act of one of several conspirators, performed in pursuance of the common design, is evidence against all of them. An overt act of treason must be proved... more

ACT IN PAIS
An act 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 private... more

ACT OF BANKRUPTCY
An act which subjects a person to be proceeded against as a bankrupt. The acts of bankruptcy enumerated in the late act of congress, 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
Scotch law. The name by which the statute which provides for the aliment of prisoners confined for civil debts, is usually known. 2. This statute provides... more

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

ACT OF MAN
Every man of sound mind and discretion is bound by his own acts, and the law does not permit him to do any thing against it,... more

ACTIO BONAE FIDEI
civil law. An action of good faith. ... more

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. ... more

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