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BLANCH FIRMES
The same as white rent. (q. v.) ... more

BLANK
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

BLANK BAR
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

BLANK INDORSEMENT
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

BLASPHEMY
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

BLIND
One who is deprived of the faculty of seeing. 2. Persons who are blind may enter into contracts and make wills... more

BLOCKADE
international law. The actual investment of a port or place by a hostile force fully competent to cut off all communication therewith, so arranged or disposed as to... more

BLOOD
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

BLOTTER
mer. law. A book among merchants, in which entries of sales, &c. are first made. 2. This book, containing the original entries, is received... more

BOARD
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

BOCKLAND
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. ... more

BODY
A person. 2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special... more

BODY POLITIC
government, corporations. When applied to the government this phrase signifies the state. 2. As to the persons who compose the body politic, they take... more

BOILARY
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

BONA
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

BONA FIDE
In or with good faith. 2. The law requires all persons in their transactions to act with good faith and a contract... more

BONA GESTURA
Good behaviour. ... more

BONA MOBILIA
Movable goods, personal property. ... more

BONA NOTABILIA
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

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