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AC ETIAM
Eng. law. In order to give jurisdiction to a court, a cause of action over which the court has jurisdiction is alleged, and also,, (ac etiam) another cause of action... more

ACCEDAS AD CURIAM
Eng. law. That you go to court. An original writ, issuing out of chancery, now of coarse, returnable in K. B. or C. P. for the removaI of... more

ACCEDAS AD VICECOMITEM
Eng. law. The name of a writ directed to the coroner, commanding him to deliver a writ to the sheriff, who having a pone delivered to him, suppresses it. ... more

ACCEPTANCE
contracts. An agreement to receive somethinng which has been offered. 2. To complete the contract, the acceptance must be absolute and past recall, 10 Pick. 826,... more

ACCEPTILATION
contracts. In the civil law, is a release made by a creditor to his debtor of his debt, without receiving any consideration. Ayl. Pand. tit. 26, p. 570. It... more

ACCEPTOR
contracts. The person who agrees to pay a bill of exchange drawn upon him. There cannot be two separate acceptors of a bill of exchange, e. g. an acceptance... more

ACCEPTOR SUPRA PROTEST
in contracts, is a third person, who, after protest for non-acceptance by the drawee, accepts the bill for the honor of the drawer, or of the particular endorser. ... more

ACCESS
persons. Approach, or the means or power of approaching. Sometimes by access is understood sexual intercourse, at other times the opportunity of communicating together so that sexual intercourse may have... more

ACCESSARY
criminal law. He who is not the chief actor in the perpetration of the offence, nor present at its performance, but is some way concerned therein, either before or... more

ACCESSION
property. The ownership of a thing, whether it be real or personal, movable or immovable, carries with it the right to all that the thing produces, and to all... more

ACCESSION
international law, is the absolute or conditional acceptance by one or several states, of a treaty already concluded between one or several states, of a traty already concluded between other... more

ACCESSORY
property. Everything which is joined to another thing, as an ornament, or to render it more perfect, is an accessory, and belongs to the principal thing. For example, the... more

ACCESSORY CONTRACT
one made for assuring the performance of a prior contract, either by the same parties, or by others, such as suretyship, mortgages, and pledges. 2.... more

ACCIDENT
practice. This term in chancery jurisprudence, signifies such unforeseen events, misfortunes, losses, acts or omissions, as are not the result of any negligence or misconduct in the party. Francis" Max.... more

ACCOMENDA
mar. law. In Italy, is a contract which takes place when an individual entrusts personal property with the master of a vessel, to be sold for their joint account.... more

ACCOMODATION
com. law. That which is done by one merchant or other person for the convenience of some other, by accepting or endorsing his paper, or by lending him his... more

ACCOMMODATION
contracts. An amicable agreement or composition between two contending parties. It differs from accord and satisfaction, which may take place without any difference having existed between the parties. ... more

ACCOMPLICE
crim. law. This term includes in its meaning, all persons who have been concerned in the commission of a crime, all particepes crimitis, whether they are considered in strict... more

ACCORD
in contracts. A satisfaction agreed upon between the party injuring and the party injured, which when performed is a bar to all actions upon this account. 3 Bl. Com. 15,... more

ACCOUCHEMENT
The act of giving birth to a child. It is frequently important to prove the filiation of an individual, this may be done in several ways. The fact... more

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