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BACHELOR
The first degree taken at the universities in the arts and sciences, as bachelor of arts, & c. It is called, in Latin, Baccalaureus, from bacalus,... more

BACK-BOND
A bond given by one to a surety, to* indemnify such surety in case of loss. In Scotland, a back-bond is an instrument which, in conjunction with... more

BACK-WATER
That water in a stream which, in consequence of some obstruction below, is detained or checked in its course, or reflows. 2.... more

BACKING
crim. law practice. Backing a warrant occurs whenever it becomes necessary to execute it out of the jurisdiction of the magistrate who granted it, as when an offender... more

BACKSIDE
estates. In England this term was formerly used in conveyances and even in pleadings, and is still, adhered to with reference to ancient descriptions in deeds, in continuing... more

BADGE
A mark or sign worn by some persons, or placed upon certain things for the purpose of designation. Some public officers, as watchmen, policemen, and the like,... more

BAGGAGE
Such articles as are carried by a traveller, luggage. Every thing which a passenger, carries, with him is not baggage. Large sums of money, for example,... more

BAIL
practice, contracts. By bail is understood sureties, given according to law, to insure the appearance of a party in court. The persons who become surety are called... more

BAIL BOND
practice, contracts. A specialty by which the defendant and other persons, usually not less than two, though the sheriff may take only one, become bound to the... more

BAIL PIECE
A certificate given by a judge or the clerk of the court, or other person authorized to keep the record, in which it is certified that... more

BAILABLE ACTION
One in which the defendant is entitled to be discharged from arrest, only upon giving bail to answer. ... more

BAILABLE PROCESS
Is that process by which an officer is required to arrest a person, and afterwards to take bail for his appearance. A capias ad respondendum is... more

BAILEE
contracts. One to whom goods are bailed. 2. His duties are to act in good faith he is bound to use extraordinary diligence... more

BAILIFF
account render. A bailiff is a person who has, by delivery, the custody and administration of lands or goods for the benefit of the owner or bailor, and... more

BAILIFF
office. Magistrates who for merly administered justice in the parliaments or courts of France, answering to the English sheriffs as mentioned by Bracton. There are still bailiffs... more

BAILMENT
contracts. This word is derived from the French, bailler, to deliver. 2 Bl. Com. 451, Jones Bailm. 90 Story on Bailm. c. 1, 2. It is... more

BAILOR
contracts. He who bails a thing to another. 2. The bailor must act with good faith towards the bailee, Storys Bailm. 74, 76,... more

BAILIWICK
The district over which a sheriff has jurisdiction, it signifies also the same as county, the sheriffs bailiwick extending over the county. 2.... more

BAIR-MAN
Scottish law. A poor insolvent debtor left bare. ... more

BAIRNS PART
Scottish, law. Childrens part a third part of the defuncts free movables, debts deducted, if the wife survive, and a half if there be no relict. ... more

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