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The same as white rent. (q. v.)
A space left in writing to be filled, up with one or more words,
in order to make sense. 1. In what cases the ambiguity... more
pleading. The same with that called a common bar,
whicb, in an
action of trespass, is put in to oblige the plaintiff to assign the
certain place where... more
contrad. An indorsement which does not mention the
name of the person in whose favor it is made, it is usually made by writing
the name of... more
crim. law. To attribute to God that which is contrary to his
nature, and does not belong to him, and to deny what does or it... more
One who is deprived of the faculty of seeing.
2. Persons who are blind may enter into contracts and make wills... more
international law. The actual investment of a port or
a hostile force fully competent to cut off all communication therewith, so
arranged or disposed as to... more
kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify
relationship, stock, or family, as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper
on Leg. 103,... more
mer. law. A book among merchants, in which entries of
are first made.
2. This book, containing the original entries, is received... more
This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or
borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution, as, the... more
BOARD OF CIVIL AUTHORITY
A used in Vermont. This board is composed of
the selectmen and justices of the peace of their respective towns. They are
authorized to abate taxes,... more
Eng. law. The name of an ancient allodial tenure, which was
exempt from feudal services. Bac. Ab. Gavelkind, A Spelmans English Works,
vol. 2, 233.
2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the
plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special... more
government, corporations. When applied to the
phrase signifies the state.
2. As to the persons who compose the body politic, they take... more
A term used to denote the water which arises from a salt well,
belonging to one who has no right to the soil. Ejectment may... more
goods and chattels. In the Roman law, it signifies every kind of
property, real, personal, and mixed, but chiefly it was applied to real
estates, chattels being... more
In or with good faith.
2. The law requires all persons in their transactions to act with good
faith and a contract... more
Movable goods, personal property.
Engl. ecclesiastical law. Notable goods. When a person
dies having at the time of his death, goods in any other diocese, besides
the goods in the... more