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ALLOCATUR
practice. The allowance of a writ, e. g. when a writ of habeas corpus is prayed for, the judge directs it to be done, by writing the word allowed... more

ALLODIUM
estates. Signifies an absolute estate of inheritance, in coutradistinction to a feud. 2. In this country the title to land is essentially allodial, and every... more

ALLONGE
French law. When a bill of exchange, or other paper, is too small to receive the endorsements which are to be made on it, another piece of paper is... more

ALLOTMENT
Distribution by lot, partition. Merl. Rep. h. t. ... more

TO ALLOW
practice. To approve, to grant, as to allow a writ of error, is to approve of it, to grant it. Vide Allocatur. To allow an amount is to admit... more

ALLOWANCE TO A PRISONER
By the laws of, it is believed, all the states, when a poor debtor is in arrest in a civil suit, the plaintiff is compelled to pay... more

ALLOY, or ALLAY
An inferior metal, used with gold. and silver in making coin or public money. Originally, it was one of the allowances known by the name of remedy for... more

ALLUVION
The insensible increase of the earth on a shore or bank of a river by the force of the water, as by a current or by waves. It... more

ALLY
international law. A power which has entered into an alliance with another power. A citizen or subject of one of the powers in alliance, is sometimes called an ally,... more

ALMANAC
A table or calendar, in which are set down the revolutions of the seasons, the rising and setting of the sun, the phases of the moon, the most... more

ALLODARII
Eng. law, Book of Domesday. Such tenants, who have as large an estate as a subject can have. 1 Inst. 1, Bac. Ab Tenure, A. ... more

ALMS
. In its most extensive sense, this comprehends every species of relief bestowed upon the poor, and, therefore, including all charities. In a more, limited sense, it signifies what... more

ALTA PRODITIO
Eng. law. High treason. ... more

ALTARAGE
eccl. law. Offerings made on the altar, all profits which accrue to the priest by means of the altar. Ayl. Par. 61, 2 Cro. 516. ... more

TO ALTER
To change. Alterations are made either in the contract itself, or in the instrument which is evidence of it. The contract may at any time be altered with... more

ALTERATION
An act done upon an instrument in writing by a party entitled under it, without the consent of the other party, by which its meaning or language is changed,... more

ALTERNAT
The name of a usage among diplomatists by which the rank and places of different powers, who have the same rights and pretensions to precedence, are changed from time... more

ALTERNATIVE
The one or the other of two things. In contracts a party has frequently the choice to perform one of several things, as, if he is bound to... more

ALTIUS NON TOLLENDI
civil law. The name of a servitude due by the owner of a house, by which he is restrained from building beyond a certain height. Dig. 8, 2, 4,... more

ALTIUS TOLLENDI
civil law. The name of a servitude which consists in the right, to him who is entitled to it, to build his house as high as he may think... more

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