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ACCOUNT
remedies. This is the name of a writ or action more properly called account render. 2. It is applicable to the, case of an unliquidated... more

ACCOUNT
practice. A statement of the receipts and payments of an executor, administrator, or other trustee, of the estate confided to him. 2. Every one who... more

ACCOUNT-BOOK
A book kept by a merchant, trader, mechanic, or other person, in which are entered from time to time the transactions of his trade or business. Vide Books,... more

ACCOUNT CURRENT
A running or open account between two persons. ... more

ACCOUNT IN BANK
com. law. 1: A fund which merchants, traders and others have deposited into the common cash of some bank, to be drawn out by checks from time to time... more

ACCOUNT STATED
The settlement of an account between the parties, by which a balance is struck in favor of one of them, is called an account stated. ... more

ACCOUNT OF SALES
comm. law. An account delivered by one merchant or tradesman to another, or by a factor to his principal, of the disposal, charges, commissions and net proceeds of... more

ACCOUNTANT
This word has several significations: 1. One who is versed in accounts, 2. A person or officer appointed to keep the accounts of a public company, 3. He... more

ACCOUPLE
To accouple is to marry. See Ne unquas accouple. ... more

TO ACCREDIT
international law. The act by which a diplomatic agent is acknowledged by the government near which he is sent. This at once makes his public character known, and becomes... more

ACCRETION
The increase of land by the washing of the seas or rivers. Hale, De Jure Maris, 14. Vide Alluvion, Avulsion. ... more

TO ACCRUE
Literally to grow to, as the interest accrues on the principal. Accruing costs are those which become due and are created after judgment of an execution. ... more

ACCUMULATIVE JUDGMENT
A second or additional judgment given against one, who has been convicted, the execution or effect of which is to commence after the first has expired, as, where... more

ACCUSED
One who is charged with a crime or misdemeanor. ... more

ACCUSATION
crim. law. A charge made to a competent officer against one who has committed a crime or misdemeanor, so that he may be brought to justice and punishment. ... more

ACCUSER
One who makes an accusation. ... more

ACHAT
This French word signifies a purchase. It is used in some of our law books, as well as achetor, a purchaser, which in some ancient statutes means purveyor. Stat.... more

ACHERSET
obsolete. An ancient English measure of grain, supposed to be the same with their quarter or eight bushels. ... more

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
conveyancing. The act of the grantor going before a competent officer, and declaring the instrument to be his act or deed, and desiring the same to be recorded as such.... more

ACQUETS
estates in the civil law. Property which has been acquired by purchase, gift or otherwise than by succession. Merlin Rep. h. t., confines acquets to immovable property. ... more

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