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BILL 0F COST
practice. A statement of the items which form the total amount of the costs of a suit or action. This is demandable as a matter of right... more

BILL OF CREDIT
It is provided by the Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 10, that no state shall " emit bills of credit, or make anything but... more

BILL OP DEBT, BILL OBLIGATORY
contracts. When a merchant by his writing acknowledges himself in debt to another, in a certain sum to be paid on a certain day and subscribes it at... more

BILL OF EXCEPTION
practice. The statement in writing, of the objection made by a party in a cause, to the decision of the court on a point of law, which,... more

BILL OF EXCHANGE
contracts. A bill of exchange is defined to be an open letter of request from, and order by, one person on another, to pay a sum of money... more

BILL OF GROSS ADVENTURE
A phrase used in French maritime law, it comprehends every instrument of writing which contains a contract of bottomry, respondentia, and every species of maritime loan.... more

BILL OF HEALTH
commercial law. A certificate, properly authenticated, that a certain ship or vessel therein named, comes from a place where no contagious distempers prevail, and that none of... more

BILL OF INDICTMENT
A written accusation of one or more persons, of a crime or misdemeanor, lawfully presented to a grand jury, convoked, to consider whether there is sufficient... more

BILL
contracts. A bill or obligation, (which are the same thing, except that in English it iis commonly called bill, but in Latin obligatio, obligation,) is a deed whereby... more

BILL OF LADING
contracts and commercial law. A memorandum or acknowledgment in writing, signed by the captain or master of a ship or other vessel, that he has received in... more

BILLS OF MORTALITY
Accounts of births and deaths which have occurred in a certain district, during a definite space of time. ... more

BILL OBLIGATORY
An instrument in common use and too well known to be misunderstood. It is a bond without condition, sometimes called a single bill, and differs in... more

BILL OF PAINS AND PENALTIES
A special act of the legislature which inflicts a punishment, less than death, upon persons supposed to be guilty of high offences, Such as, treason and... more

BILL OP PARCELS
merc. law. An account containing in detail the names of the items which compose a parcel or package of goods, it is usually transmitted with the goods to... more

BILL OF PARTICULARS
practice. A detailed informal statement of a plaintiff is cause of action, or of the defendantss set-off. 2. In all actions in which... more

BILL PENAL
contracts. A written obligation, by which a debtor acknowledges himself indebted in a certain sum, may one hundred dollars, and for the payment of the debt binds... more

BILL OF PRIVILEGE
Eng. law. A process issued out of the court against an attorney, who is privileged from arrest, instead of process demanding bail. 3 Bl. Com. 289. ... more

BILL OF PROOF
In the mayors court, London, the claim made by a third person to the subject-matter in dispute between two others in a suit there, is called... more

BILL OF SUFFRANCE
Eng. law. The name of a license granted at the custom house to a merchant, authorizing him to trade from one English port to another without paying custom.... more

BILL OF RIGHTS
English law. A statute passed in the reign of William and Mary, so called, because it declared the true rights of British subjects. W. & M. stat.... more

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