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BILL OF SALE
Contracts. An agreement in writing, under seal, by
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
contracts. A writing by which one person or more,
another or others, to pay him or them a sum of money at a time therein
BILL OF STORE
English commercial law. A license granted by custom
officers to merchants, to carry such stores and provisions as are necessary
for a voyage, free of duty. See... more
A true bill is an indictment approved of by a grand
Billa Vera, True Bill.
BILLS PAYABLE, COMMERCE
Engagements which a merchant has entered
writing, and which he is to pay on their becoming due. Pard. n. 85.
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.
practice. When the proceedings of the courts were
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
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.
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.
or BIRRETUS. A cap or coif used formerly in England, by judges
and sergeants at law. Spelm. h. t., Cunn. Dict. Vide Coif.
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
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
An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy
diocese, and is the archbishops assistant. Happily for this country, these
officers are not recognized... more
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
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.
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