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ALTO ET BASSO
High and low. This phrase is applied to an agreement made between two contending parties to submit all matters in dispute, alto et basso, to arbitration. Cowel. ... more

ALTUM MARE
The high sea. (q. v.) ... more

ALUMNUS
civil law. A child which one has nursed, a foster child. Dig. 40, 2, 14. ... more

AMALPHITAN CODE
The 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

AMANUENSIS
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

AMBASSADOR
interaational law. A public minister sent abroad by some sovereign state or prince, with a legal commission and authority to transact business on behalf of his country with the government... more

AMBIDEXTER
It is intended by this Latin word, to designate one who plays on both sides, in a legal sense it is taken for a juror or embraceor who... more

AMBIGUITY
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, ... more

AMBULATORIA VOLUNTAS
A phrase used to designate that a man has the power to alter his will or testament as long as he lives. This form of phrase frequently occurs... more

AMENABLE
Responsible, subject to answer in a court of justice liable to punishment. ... more

AMENDE HONORABLE
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

AMENDMENT
legislation. An alteration or change of something proposed in a bill. 2. Either house of the legislature has a rigt to make amendments, but, when so... more

AMMENDMENT
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

AMENDS
A satisfaction, given by a wrong doer to the party injured for a wrong committed. 1 Lilly"s Reg. 81. 2. By statute 24... more

AMERCEMENT
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

AMERCIAMENT, AMERCEMENT
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

AMI
A friend, or, as it is written in old works, amy. Vide Prochein amy. ... more

AMICABLE ACTION
Pennsylvania practice. An action entered by agreement of parties on the dockets of the courts, when entered, such action is considered as if it, had been adversely commenced, and the defendant... more

AMICUS CURIAE
practice. A friend of the court. One, who as a stander by, when a judge is doubtful or mistaken in a matter of law, may inform the court. 2... more

AMNESTY
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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