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ADNEPOS
A term employed by the Romans to designate male descendants in the fifth degree, in a direct line. This term is used in making genealogical tables. ... more

ADOLESCENCE
persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority, it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years... more

ADOPTION
civil law. The act by which a person chooses another from a strange family, to have all the rights of his own child. Merl. Repert. h. t., Dig. 1,... more

ADROGATION
civil law. The adoption of one who was impubes, that is, if a male, under fourteen years of age, if a female, under twelve. Dig. 1, 7, 17, 1. ... more

ADULT
in the civil law. An infant who, if a boy, has attained his full age of fourteen years, and if a girl, her full age of twelve. Domat,... more

ADULTERATION
This term denotes the act of mixing something impure with something pure, as, to mix an inferior liquor with wino, au inferior article with coffee, tea,.and the like. ... more

ADULTERINE
A term used in the civil law to denote the issue of an adulterous intercourse. See Nicholas on Adulterine Bastardy. ... more

ADULTERIUM
In the old records this word does not signify the offence of adultery, but the fine imposed for its commission. Barr. on the Stat. 62, note. ... more

ADULTERY
criminal law. From ad and alter, another person, a criminal conversation, between a man married to another woman, and a woman married to another man, or a married and unmarriod... more

ADVANCEMENT
That which is given by a father to his child or presumptive heir, by anticipation of whathe might inherit. 6 Watts, R. 87, 17 Mass. R. 358, 16... more

ADVANCES
contracts. Said to take place when, a factor or agent pays to his principal , a sum of, money on the credit of goods belonging to the principal, which... more

ADVENTITIOUS
adventitius. From advenio, what comes incidentally, us adventitia bona, goods that, fall to a man otherwise than by inheritance, or adventitia dos, a dowry or portion given by some... more

ADVENTURE
bill of. A writing signed by a merchant, to testify that the goods shipped on board a certain vessel are at the venture of another person, he himself being... more

ADVENTURE
crim. law. See Misadventure. ... more

ADVENTURE
mer. law. Goods sent abroad under the care of a supercargo, to be disposed of to the best advantage for the benefit of his employers, is called an adventure. ... more

ADVERSARY
One who is a party in a writ or action opposed to the other party. ... more

ADVERSE POSSESSION
title to lands. The enjoyment of land, or such estate as lies in grant, under such circumstances as indicate that such enjoyment has been commenced and contiuued, under an... more

ADVERTISEMENT
A "notice" published either in handbills or in a newspaper. 2. The law in many instances requires parties to advertise in order to give... more

ADVICE
com. law. A letter containing information of any circumstances unknown to the person to whom it is written, when goods are forwarded by sea or land, the letter transmited to... more

ADVICE
practice. The opinion given by counsel to their clients, this should never be done but upon mature deliberation to the best of the counsel"s ability, and without regard to the... more

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