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BETROTHMENT
A contract between a man and a woman, by which they agree that at a future, time they will marry together. 2.... more

BETTER EQUITY
In England this term has lately been adopted. In the case of Foster v. Blackston, the master of the rolls said, be could no where find in... more

BETTERMENTS
Improvements made to an estate. It signifies such improvements as have been made to the estate which render it better than mere repairs. See 2 Fairf.... more

BEYOND SEA
This phrase is used in the acts of limitations of several of the states, in imitation of the phraseology of the English statute of limitations. In... more

BIAS
A particular influential power which sways the judgment, the inclination or propensity of the mind towards a particular object. 2. Justice requires... more

BID
contracts. A bid is an offer to pay a specified price for an article about to be sold at auction. The bidder has a right to withdraw... more

BIDDER
contracts. One who makes an offer to pay a certain price for an article which is for sale. 2. The term is applied... more

BIENS
A French word, which signifies property. In law, it means property of every description, except estates of freehold and inheritance. Danes Ab. c. 133, a, 3... more

BIGAMUS
Canon law, Latin. One guilty of bigamy. ... more

BIGAMY
crim. law, domestic relations. The wilful contracting of a second marriage when the contracting party knows that the first is still subsisting, or it is the state... more

BILAN
A book in which bankers, merchants and traders write a statement of all they owe and all that is due to them. This term is... more

BILATERAL CONTRACT
civil law. A contract in which both the contracting parties are bound to fulfil obligations reciprocally towards each other, Lec. Elem. 781, as a contract of sale,... more

BILINGUIS
English law. One who uses two tongues or languages. Formerly a jury, part Englishmen and part foreigners, to give a verdict between an Englishman and a foreigner. Vide... more

BILL
legislation. An instrument drawn or presented by a member or committee to a legislative body for its approbation and enactment. After it has gone through both houses... more

BILL
chancery practice. A complaint in writing addressed to the chancellor, containing the names of the parties to the suit, both complainant and defendant, a statement of the... more

BILL
merc. law. An account containing the items of goods sold, or of work done by one person against another. It differs from an account stated (q. v.)... more

BILL OF ADVENTURE
com. law, contracts. A writing signed by a merchant, to testify that the goods shipped on board a certain vessel belong to another person who is to... more

BILL OP ATTAINDER
legislation, punishment. An act of the legislature by which one or more persons are declared to be attainted, and their property confiscated. 2. The Constitution... more

BILL-BOOK
commerce, accounts. One in in which an account is kept of promissory notes, bills of exchange, and other bills payable or receivable: it ought to contain all... more

BILL OF CONFORITY
The name of a bill filed by an executor or administrator, who finds the affairs of the deceased so much involved that he cannot safely administer... more

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