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BALANCE
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 accounts. ... more

BALANCE SHEET
A statement made by merchants and others to show the true 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

BALIVA
A bailiwick or jurisdiction. ... more

BALIVO AMOVENDO
Eng. practice. A writ to remove a bailiff out of his office. ... more

BALLASTAGE
mar. law. A toll paid for the privilege, of taking up ballast from the bottom of the port. This arises from the property in the soil. 2 Chit.... more

BALLOT
government. A diminutive ball, i. e. a little ball used in giving votes, the act itself of giving votes. A little ball or ticket used in voting privately,... more

BALNEARII
civil law. Stealers of the clothes of person who were washing in the public baths. Dig. 47, 17, 4 Bl. Com. 239, Calviui Lex. Jurid. ... more

BAN
A proclamation, or public notice any summons or edict by which a thing is forbidden or commanded. Vide Bans of Matrimony, Proclamation, Cowells Interp. ... more

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

BANCO
A commercial term, adopted from the Italian, used to distinguish bank money from the common currency, as $1000, ... more

BANDIT
A man outlawed, one who is said to be under ban. ... more

BANE
This word was formerly used to signify a malefactor. Bract. 1. 2, t. 8, c. 1. ... more

BANISHMENT
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

BANK
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

BANKBOOK
,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, and... more

BANK NOTE
contracts. A bank note resembles a common promissory note, (q. v.) issued by a bank or corporation authorized to act as a bank. It is in fact a... more

BANK STOCK
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 bank,... more

BANKER
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

BANKERS NOTE
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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