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BILL OF SALE
Contracts. An agreement in writing, under seal, by which a man transfers the right or interest he has in goods and cbattels, to another. As the law imports... more

BILL OF SIGHT
English commercial law. When a merchant is ignorant of the real quantities or qualities of any goods consigned to him, so that he is unable to make... more

BILL, SINGLE
contracts. A writing by which one person or more, promises to another or others, to pay him or them a sum of money at a time therein specified,... more

BILL OF STORE
English commercial law. A license granted by custom house officers to merchants, to carry such stores and provisions as are necessary for a voyage, free of duty. See... more

BILL, TRUE
A true bill is an indictment approved of by a grand jury. Vide Billa Vera, True Bill. ... more

BILLS PAYABLE, COMMERCE
Engagements which a merchant has entered into in writing, and which he is to pay on their becoming due. Pard. n. 85. ... more

BILLS RECEIVABLE
Commerce. Promissory notes, bills of exchange, bonds, and other evidences or securities which a merchant or trader holds, and which are payable to him. Pard. n. 85. ... more

BILLA VERA
practice. When the proceedings of the courts were recorded in Latin, and the grand jury found a bill of indictment to be supported by the evidence, they indorsed... more

TO BIND, BINDING
contracts. These words are applied to the contract entered into, between a master and an apprentice the latter is said to be bound. 2.... more

TO BIND, OR TO BIND OVER
crim. law. The act by which a magistrate or a court hold to bail a party, accused of a crime or misdemeanor. 2.... more

BIPARTITE
Of two parts. This term is used in conveyancing as, this indenture bipartite, between A, of the one part, and B, of the other part. But... more

BIRRETUM
or BIRRETUS. A cap or coif used formerly in England, by judges and sergeants at law. Spelm. h. t., Cunn. Dict. Vide Coif. ... more

BIRTH
The act of being wholly brought into the world. The whole body must be detached from that of the mother, in order to make the... more

BISAILE
domestic relations. A corruption of the French word besaieul, the father of the grandfather or grandmother. In Latin he is called proavus. Inst. 3, 6, 3 Dig.... more

BISHOP
An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his diocese, and is the archbishops assistant. Happily for this country, these officers are not recognized... more

BISHOPRICK
eccl. law. The extent of country over which a bishop has jurisdiction a see, a diocese. For their origin, see Francis Duarenus de sacris Eccles. Ministeriis ac... more

BISSEXTILE
The day which is added every fourth year to the month of February, in order to make the year agree with the course of the... more

BLACK BOOK OF THE ADMIRALTY
An ancient book compiled in the reign of Edw. III. It has always been deemed of the highest authority in matters concerning the admiralty. It contains... more

BLACK BOOK OP THE EXCHEQUER
The name of a book kept in the English exchequer, containing a collection of treaties) conventions, charters, &c. ... more

BLACK MAIL
When rents were reserved payable in work, grain, and the like, they were called reditus nigri, or black mail, to distinguish them from white rents or... more

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