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ALTO ET BASSO
High and low. This phrase is applied to
agreement made between two contending parties to submit all matters
dispute, alto et basso, to arbitration. Cowel.
high sea. (q. v.)
civil law. A child which one has
nursed, a foster
child. Dig. 40, 2, 14.
name given to a collection of sea-laws,
complied about the end of the
eleventh century, by the people of
Amalphi. It consists of the laws on
maritime subjects... more
Oe who write
another dictates. About the beginning
of the sixth century,, the tabellions
(q.v.) were known by this
name. 1 Sav. Dr. Rom. Moy. Age, n. 16.... more
interaational law. A public minister sent abroad by
sovereign state or prince, with a legal commission and
transact business on behalf of his country with the
It is intended by this Latin word, to
who plays on both sides, in a legal sense it is taken for a
or embraceor who... more
contracts, construction. When au expression has been
used in an instrument
of writing which may be understood in more
than one sense, it is said there
is an ambiguity,
A phrase used to designate that
a man has
the power to alter his will or testament as long as he lives.
form of phrase frequently occurs... more
Responsible, subject to answer in a
court of justice
liable to punishment.
EngIish law. A penalty imposed upon a person by
way of disgrace or infamy,
as a punishment for any offence, or for
the purpose of making reparation
for any... more
alteration or change of something
proposed in a bill.
house of the legislature has a rigt to make amendments,
but, when so... more
practice. The correction, by
allowance of the
court, of an error committed in the progress of a cause.
2. Amendments at common law, independently of any... more
A satisfaction, given by a wrong doer to the party
a wrong committed. 1 Lilly"s Reg. 81.
2. By statute 24... more
practice. A pecuniary penalty imposed upon a person
who is in misericordia,
as, for example, when the defendant se
retaxit, or recessit in contemptum
curioe. 8 Co. 58, Bar.... more
English law. A pecuniary punishment
arbitrarily imposed by some lord or
count, in distinction from a
fine which is expressed according to the
statute. Kitch. 78.
Amerciament royal, when the... more
A friend, or, as it is written in old works, amy. Vide
Pennsylvania practice. An action entered
agreement of parties on the dockets of the courts, when entered,
action is considered as if it, had been adversely commenced,
practice. A friend of the court. One, who
stander by, when a judge is doubtful or mistaken in a matter of
may inform the court. 2... more
government. An act of
oblivion of past offences, granted
by the government to those who have been
guilty of any neglect or
crime, usually upon condition that they return... more
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