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ANCIENTLY
English law. A term for eldership or seniority used in the statute of Ireland, 14 Hen. Vni. ... more

ANCIENTS
English law. A term for gentlemen in the Inns of Courts who are of a certain standing. In the Middle Temple, all who have passed their readings are termed... more

ANCILLARY
That which is subordinate on, or is. subordinate to, some other decision. Encyc. Lond. 1 ... more

ANDROLEPSY
The taking by one nation of the citizens or subjects of another, in order to compel the latter to do justice to the former. Wolff. 1164, Molloy, de... more

ANGEL
An ancient English coin of the value of ten shillings sterling. Jac. L. D. h. t. ... more

ANIENS
In some of our law books signifies void, of no force. F. N. B. 214. ... more

ANIMAL
property. A name given to every animated being endowed with the power of voluntary motion. In law, it signifies all animals except those of the him, in species. ... more

ANIMANLS OF A BASE NATURE
Those which, though they may be reclaimed, are not Such that at common law a larceny may be committed of them, by reason of the baseness of their nature.... more

ANIMUS
The intent, the mind with which a thing is done, as animus. cancellandi, the intention of cancelling, animus farandi, the intention of stealing, animus maiaendi, the intention of remaining, auimus... more

ANIMUS CANCELLANDI
An intention to destroy or cancel. The least tearing of a will by a testator, animus cancellandi, renders it invalid. See Cancellation. ... more

ANIMUS FURANDI
crim. law. The intention to steal. In order to comstitute larceny, (q. v.) the thief must take the property anino furandi, but this, is expressed in the definition of larceny by... more

ANIMUS MANENDI
The intention of remaining. To acquire a domicil, the party must have his abode in one place, with the intention of remaining there, for without such intention... more

ANIMUS RECIPIENDI
The intention of receiving. A man will acquire no title to a thing unless he possesses it with an intention of receiving it for himself, as, if a... more

ANIMUS REVERTENDI
The intention of returning. A man retains his domicil, if he leaves it animo revertendi. 3 Rawle, R. 312, 1 Ashm. R. 126, Fost. 97, 4 Bl. Com.... more

ANIMUS TESTANDI
An intention to make a testament or will. This is required to make a valid will, for whatever form may have been adopted, if there was no animus... more

ANN
Scotch law. Half a year"s stipend over and above what is owing for the incumbency due to a minister"s relict, or child, or next of kin, after his decease.... more

ANNATES
ecc. law. First fruits paid out of spiritual benefices to the pope, being, the value of one year"s profit. ... more

ANNEXATION
property. The union of one thing to another. 2. In the law relating to fixtures, (q. v.) annexation is actual or constructive. By actual annexation... more

ANNI NUBILES
The age at which a girl becomes by law fit for marriage, which is twelve years. ... more

ANNIENTED
From the French aneantir, abrogated or made null. Litt. sect. 741. ... more

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