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ABATEMENT OF LEGACIES
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
2. - 1. Who may abate a nuisance, 2, the manner
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
obsolete. Any thing diminished, as, moneta abatuda, which is
or diminished in value. Cowell, h. t.
civil law, is
the great grandfather, or fourth male ascendant.
Abavia, is the great
grandmother, or fourth female ascendant.
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
practice. - The omission of some words or letters
writing, as when fieri facias is written fi. fa.
2. In writing
and abbreviated references. The
following list, though
neces-sarily incomplete, may be useful to some
A, a, the first letter of the alphabet, is sometimes used in the
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.
obsolete. The forestalling of a market or fair.
government. 1. A simple renunciation of an office,
understood of a supreme office. James II. of England, Charles V.
and Christiana, Queen of Sweden, are said... more
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,
civil remedies are... more
as, a recognizance to be of good abearance, signifies
to be of good
behaviour. 4 Bl. Com.,251, 256.
apparent, plain, or downright murder. It was used
to distinguish a wilful
murder, from a chance-medley, or manslaughter.
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,
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
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
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
law. Stealers of cattle, who were punished with more severity
thieves. Dig. 47, 14, 4 Bl. Com. 239.