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BONA PERITURA
Perishable goods. 2. An executor, administrator, or trustee, is bound to use due diligence in disposing of perishable goods, such as fattened... more

BONA VACANTIA
Goods to which no one claims a property, as, shipwrecks, treasure trove, &c., vacant goods. ... more

BONA WAVIATA
Goods waived or thrown away by a thief, in his flight, for fear of being apprehended. ... more

BOND
contract. An obligation or bond is a deed whereby the obligor, obliges himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, to pay a certain sum of money to another... more

BOND TENANT
Eng. law. Copyholders and customary tenants are sometimes so called. Calth. on Copyh. 51, 54. ... more

BONDAGE
Slavery. ... more

BONIS NON AMOVENDIS
The name of a writ addressed to the sheriff, when a writ of error has been brought, commanding that the person against whom judgment has been obtained,... more

BONO ET MALO
The name of a special writ of jail delivery, which formerly issued of course for each particular prisoner. 4 Bl. Com. 270. ... more

BONUS
contrads. A premium paid to a grantor or vendor, as, e. g. the bank paid a bonus to the state for its charter. A consideration given... more

BOOK
A general name given to every literary composition which is printed, but appropriately to a printed composition bound in a volume. 2.... more

BOOK-LAND
English law. Land, also called charter-land, which was held by deed under certain rents and fee services, and differed in nothing from free socage land. 2 Bl. Com.... more

BOOKS
commerce, accounts. Merchants, traders, and other persons, who are desirous of understanding their affairs, and of explaining them when necessary, keep, 1. a day book, 2. a journal,... more

BOOTY
war. The capture of personal property by a public enemy on land, in contradistinction to prize, which is a capture of such property by such an enemy,... more

BOROUGH
An incorporated town, so called in the charter. It is less than a city. 1 Mann. & Gran. 1, 39 E. C. L. R. 323. ... more

BOROUGH ENGLISH
English law. This, as the name imports, relates exclusively to the English law. 2. It is a custom, in many ancient boroughs, by... more

BORROWER
contracts. He to whom a thing is lent at his request. 2. The contract of loan confers rights, and imposes duties on... more

BOSCAGE
Eng. law. That food which wood and trees yield to cattle. ... more

BOTE
contracts A recompense, satisfaction, amends, profit or advantage : hence came the word man-bote, denoting a compensation for a man slain, house-bote, cart-bote, plough-bote, signify that a... more

BOTELESS
or bootless. Without recompense, reward or satisfaction made unprofitable or without success. ... more

BOTTOMRY
maritime law. A contract, in nature of a mortgage of a ship, on which the owner borrows money to enable him to fit out the ship, or... more

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