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ABJURATION
- A renunciation of allegiance to a country by oath. 2. - 1. The act of Congress of the 14th of April, 1802, 2... more

ABLEGATI
diplomacy. Papal ambassadors of the second rank, who are sent with a less extensive commission to a court where there are no nuncios. This title is equivalent to... more

ABNEPOS
civil law. The grandson of a grandson or grand-daughter, or fourth descendant. Abneptis, is the grand-daughter of a grandson or grand-daughter. These terms are used in making genealogical tables. ... more

ABOLITION
An act by which a thing is extinguished, abrogated or annihilated. Merl. Repert, h. t., as, the abolition of slavery is the destruction of slavery. ... more

ABORTION
med jur. and criminal law. The expulsion of the foetus before the seventh month of utero-gestation, or before it is viable. q. v. 2. The causes... more

ABORTUS
The fruit of an abortion, the child born before its time, incapable of life. See Abortion, Birth, Breath, Dead bord, Gestation, Life. ABOVE. Literally higher in place: But... more

TO ABRIDGE
practice. To make shorter in words, so as to retain the sense or substance. In law it signifies particularly the making of a declaration or count shorter, by taking... more

AN ABRIDGMENT
An epitome or compendium of another and larger work, wherein the principal ideas of the larger work are summarily contained. When fairly made, it may justly be deemed,... more

ABROGATION
in the civil law, legislation. The destruction or annulling of a former law, by an act of the legislative power, or by usage. A- law may be abrogated or... more

ABSCOND
To go in a clandestine manner out of the jurisdiction of the courts, or to lie concealed in order to avoid their process. ... more

ABSENTEE
One who is away from his domicil, or usual place of residence. 2. After an absence of seven years without being heard from,... more

ABSOLUTE
Without any condition or encumbrance, as an "absolute bond," simplex obligatio, in distinction from a conditional bond, an absolute estate, one that is free from all manner of... more

ABSOLUTION
A definite sentence whereby a man accused of any crime is acquitted. ... more

ABSQUE HOC
pleading. When the pleadings were in Latin these words were employed in a traverse. Without this, that, (q. v.) are now used for the same purpose. ... more

ABSQUE IMPETITIONE VASTI
Without impeachment of waste. (q. v.) Without any right to prevent waste. ... more

ABSQUE TALI CAUSA
This phrase is used in a traverse de injuria, by which the plaintiff affirms that without the cause in his plea alleged he did commit the said trespasses,... more

ABSTENTION
French law. This is the tacit renunciation by an heir of a suc- cession Merl. Rep. h.t. ... more

ABSTRACT OF TITLE
A brief account of all the deeds upon which the title to an estate rests. See Brief of Title. ... more

ABUSE
Every thing which is contrary to good order established by usage. Merl. Rep. h. t. Among the civilians, abuse has another signification, which is the destruction of the substance... more

ABUTTALS
The buttings and boundings of land, showing on what other lands, rivers, highways, or other places it does abut. More properly, it is said, the sides of land, are... more

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