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ABATEMENT OF LEGACIES
is the reduction of legacies for the purpose of paying the testator"s debts. 2. When the estate is short of paying the debts and legacies,... more

ABATEMENT OF NUISANCES
is the prostration or removal of a nuisance. 3 Bl. 2. - 1. Who may abate a nuisance, 2, the manner of... more

ABATOR
is, 1st, he who abates or prostrates a nuisance, 2, he who having no right of entry, gets possession of the freehold to the prejudiae of an heir... more

ABATUDA
obsolete. Any thing diminished, as, moneta abatuda, which is money clipped or diminished in value. Cowell, h. t. ... more

ABAVUS
civil law, is the great grandfather, or fourth male ascendant. Abavia, is the great grandmother, or fourth female ascendant. ... more

ABBEY
abbatia, is a society of religious persons, having an abbot or abbess to preside over them. Formerly some of the most considerable abbots and priors in England had seats and... more

ABBREVIATION
practice. - The omission of some words or letters in writing, as when fieri facias is written fi. fa. 2. In writing contracts... more

ABBREVIATIONS
and abbreviated references. The following list, though neces-sarily incomplete, may be useful to some readers. A, a, the first letter of the alphabet, is sometimes used in the ancient... more

ABBREVIATORS
eccl. law. Officers whose duty it is to assist in drawing up the Pope"s briefs, and reducing petitions into proper form, to be converted into Papal Bulls. Vide Bulls. ... more

ABBROCHMENT
obsolete. The forestalling of a market or fair. ... more

ABDICATION
government. 1. A simple renunciation of an office, generally understood of a supreme office. James II. of England, Charles V. of Germany, and Christiana, Queen of Sweden, are said... more

ABDUCTION
crim. law. The carrying away of any person by force or fraud. This is a misdemeanor punishable by indictment. 1 East, P.C. 458, 1 Russell, 569. The civil remedies are... more

ABEARANCE
Behaviour, as, a recognizance to be of good abearance, signifies to be of good behaviour. 4 Bl. Com.,251, 256. ... more

ABEREMURDER
obsolete. An apparent, plain, or downright murder. It was used to distinguish a wilful murder, from a chance-medley, or manslaughter. Spelman, Cowell, Blount. ... more

TO ABET
crim. law. To encourage or set another on to commit a crime. This word is always taken in a bad sense. To abet another to commit a murder, is... more

ABETTOR
crim. law. One who encourages or incites, persuades or sets another on to commit a crime . Such a person is either a principal or, an accessory to the... more

ABEYANCE
estates, from the French aboyer, which in figurative sense means to expect, to look for, to desire. When there is no person in esse in whom the freehold is... more

ABIDING BY PLEA
English law. A defendant who pleads a frivolous plea, or a plea merely for the purpose of delaying the suit, or who for the same purpose, shall file... more

ABIGEAT
civ. law, A particular kind of larceny, which is committed not by taking and carrying away the property from one place to another, but by driving a living thing... more

ABIGEI
civil law. Stealers of cattle, who were punished with more severity than other thieves. Dig. 47, 14, 4 Bl. Com. 239. ... more

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