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com. law. The amount which remains due by one of two persons,
who have been dealing together, to the other, after the settlement of their
A statement made by merchants and others to show
state of a particular business. A balance sheet should exhibit all the
balances of debits and... more
BALANCE OF TRADE
Com. law. The difference between the exports and
importations, between two countries. The balance of trade is against that
country which has imported more than it has... more
A bailiwick or jurisdiction.
Eng. practice. A writ to remove a bailiff out of
mar. law. A toll paid for the privilege, of taking up
from the bottom of the port. This arises from the property in the soil. 2
government. A diminutive ball, i. e. a little ball used in
votes, the act itself of giving votes. A little ball or ticket used in
voting privately,... more
civil law. Stealers of the clothes of person who were
in the public baths. Dig. 47, 17, 4 Bl. Com. 239, Calviui Lex. Jurid.
A proclamation, or public notice any summons or edict by
which a thing is forbidden or commanded. Vide Bans of Matrimony,
Proclamation, Cowells Interp.
BANC or BANK
The first of these is a French word signifying bench,
pronounced improperly bank. 1. The seat of judgment, as banc le roy, the
kings bench banc... more
A commercial term, adopted from the Italian, used to distinguish
bank money from the common currency, as $1000,
A man outlawed, one who is said to be under ban.
This word was formerly used to signify a malefactor. Bract. 1. 2,
t. 8, c. 1.
crim. law. A punishment inflicted upon criminals, by
compelling them to quit a city, place, or country, for, a specified period
of time, or for life. Vide... more
com. law. 1. A place for the deposit of money. 2. An institution,
generally incorporated, authorized to receive deposits of money, to lend
money, and to issue... more
,commerce. A book which persons dealing with a bank keep, in
which the officers of the bank enter the amount of money deposited by them,
contracts. A bank note resembles a common promissory
v.) issued by a bank or corporation authorized to act as a bank. It is in
fact a... more
The capital of a bank. It is usually divided in shares of a
certain amount. This stock is generally transferable on the bools of the
com. law. A banker is one engaged in the business of receiving
other persons money in deposit, to be returned on demand discounting other
persons notes, and... more
contracts. In England a distinction is made between bank
notes, (q. v.) and bankers notes. The latter are promissory notes, and
resemble bank notes in every respect,... more
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