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English law. An alienation of lands or
tenements in mortraain. 2 Stat. Ed.
2. The reduction of the property of lands or... more
contracts. To alien lands in
In corporations and companies, is the act of
officer from his office, it differs from disfranchisement,
applicable to members, as such. Wille. on Corp.... more
tort. An amotion of
possession from an estate, is an
ouster which happens by a species of
disseisin or turning out of
the legal propritor before his estate is
civil law. A deferring of judgment until the cause is
further examined. In
this case, the judges pronounced the word
amplius, or by writing the
letters N.L. for non... more
French law. Signifies the giving a duplicate of
acquittance or other instrument, in order that it may be produced
different places. The copies which notaries make out... more
or ami, a French word, signifying,
friend. Prochein amy, (q.
v.) the next friend. Alien amy, a foreigner, the
citizen or subject
of some friendly power or prince.
AN, JOUR, ET
See Year, day, and waste.
similitude of relations which exist
between things compared.
reason analogically, is to draw conclusions based on this
relations, on the resemblance,... more
absence of all political government, by extension,
it signifies confusion
eccl. law. A punishment by which a
person is separate
from, the body of the church, and forbidden all
the faithful: it differs from excommunication, which
forbids the... more
civil law. Usury, which consists in taking interest on
receiving compound interest. This is forbidden. Code,
lib. 4, t. 32, 1, 30,
1 Postlethwaite"s Dict.
descents. One who has preceded another in a direct
descent, an ascendant. In the common law, the word is
understood as well of
the immediate parents, as,... more
What relates to or has, been done by one"s ancestors,
homage ancestral, and the like.
A measure containing
ten gallons. Lex, Mereatoria.
merc. law. A toll
paid for every anchor cast from a
ship into a river, and sometimes a toll
bearing this name is paid,
although there be no anchor... more
Something old, which by age alone has acquired
force, as ancient lights, ancient writings.
Eng. law. Those lands which either were reserved
to the crown
at the original distribution of landed property, or
such as came to it
afterwards, by forfeiture or other... more
estates. Windows which have been opened for
twenty years or more, and
enjoyed without molestation by the
owner of the house. 5 Har. & John. 477,
12 Mass. R.... more
Deeds, wills, and other writings more
than thirty years old, are considered
ancient writings. They
may in general be read in evidence, without any
other proof of
their execution than... more