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AD VITAM AUT CULPAM
An office to be so held as to determine only by the death or delinquency of the possessor, in other words it is held quam diu se benegesserit. ... more

AD VALOREM
According to the value. This Latin term is used in commerce in reference to certain duties, called ad valorem duties, which are levied on commodities at certain rates... more

ADDITION
Whatever is added to a man"s name by way of title, as additions of estate, mystery, or place. 10 Went. Plead. 871, Salk. 6, 2 Lord Ray.... more

ADDITIONALES
in contracts. Additional terms or propositions to be added to a former agreement. ... more

ADDRESS
chan. plead. That part of a bill which contains the appropriate and technical description of the court where the plaintiff seeks his remedy. Coop. Eq. PI. 8, Bart. Suit... more

ADDRESS
legislation. In Pennsylvania it is a resolution of both, branches of the legislature, two-thirds of each house concurring, requesting the governor to remove a judge from office. The constitution... more

ADEMPTION
wills. A taking away or revocation of a legacy, by the testator. 2. It is either express or implied. It is the former when... more

ADHERING
Cleaving to, or joining, as, adhering to the enemies of the United States. 2. The constitution of the United States, art. 3, s 3,... more

ADJOURNMENT
The dismissal by some court, legislative assembly, or properly authorized officer, of the business before them, either finally, which is called an adjournment sine die, without day, or, to... more

ADJOURNMENT-DAY
In English practice, is a day so called from its being a further day appointed by the judges at the regular sittings, to try causes at nisi prius. ... more

ADJOURNMENT-DAY IN ERROR
In the English courts, is a day appointed some days before the end of the term, at which matters left undone on the affirmance day are finished. 2... more

ADJUDICATION
in practice. The giving or pronouncing a judgment in a cause, a judgment. ... more

ADJUDICATIONS
Scotch law. Certain proceedings against debtors, by way of actions, before the court of sessions and are of two kinds, special and general. 2. - 1.... more

ADJUNCTION
in civil law. Takes place when the thing belonging to one person is attached or united to that which belongs to another, whether this unionis caused by inclusion,... more

ADJUNCTS
English law. Additional judges appointed to determine causes in the High Court of Delegates, when the former judges cannot decide in consequence of disagreement, or because one of the... more

ADJURATION
The act by which one person solemnly charges another to tell or swear to the truth. Wolff. Inst. 374. ... more

ADJUSTMENT
maritime law. The adjustment of a loss is the settlling and ascertaining the amount of the indemnity which the insured after all proper allowances and deductions have been made,... more

ADJUTANT
A military officer, attached to every battalion of a regiment. It is his duty to superintend, under his superiors, all matters relating to the ordinary routine of discipline... more

ADJUTANT-GENERAL
A staff officer, one of those next in rank to the Com mander-in-chief. ... more

ADJUNCTUM ACCESSORIUM
civil law. Something which is an accessory and appurtenant to another thing. 1 Chit. Pr. 154. ... more

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