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BANKRUPT
A person who has done, or suffered some act to be done, which is by law declared an act of bankruptcy, in such case he... more

BANKRUPTCY
The state or condition of a bankrupt. 2. Bankrupt laws are an encroacbment upon the common law. The first in England was... more

BANKS OF RIVERS
estates. By this term is understood what retains the river in its natural channel, when there is the greatest flow of water. 2.... more

BANNITUS
One outlawed or banished. See Calvini Lex. ... more

BANS OF MATRIMONY
The giving public notice or making proclamation of a matrimonial contract, and the intended celebration of the marriage of the parties in pursuance of such contract,... more

BAR
actions. A perpetual destruction or temporary taking away of the action of the plaintiff. In ancient authors it is called exceptio peremptorid. Co. Litt. 303 b Steph.... more

BAR
practice. A place in a court where the counsellors and advocates stand to make their addresses to the court and jury, it is so called because formerly... more

BAR
contracts. An obstacle or opposition. 2. Some bars arise from circumstances, and others from persons. Kindred within the prohibited degree, for example, is a bar to a... more

BAR FEE
Eng. law. A fee taken time out of mind by the sheriff for every prisoner who is acquitted. Bac. Ab. Extortion. ... more

BARBICAN
An ancient word to signify a watch-tower. Barbicanage was money given for the support of a barbican. ... more

BARGAIN AND SALE
conveyancing, contracts. A contract in writing to convey lands to another person, or rather it is the sale of a use therein. In strictness it is not... more

BARGAINEE
A person to whom a bargain is made, one who receives the advantages of a bargain. ... more

BARGAINOR
A person who makes a a bargain, and who becomes bound to perform it. ... more

BARGEMEN
Persons who own and keep a barge for the purpose of carrying the goods of all. such other persons who may desire to employ them.... more

BARLEYCORN
A lineal measure, containing one-third of an inch. Danes Ab. c. 211, a. 13, s. 9. The barleycorn was the first measure, with its division and multiples,... more

BARN
estates. A building on a farm used to receive the crop, the stabling of animals, and other purposes. 2. The grant or demise... more

BARON
This word has but one signification in American law, namely, hushand: we use baron and feme, for hushand and wife. And in this sense it is... more

BARONS OF EXCHEQUER
Eng. law. The name given to the five judges of the Exchequer formerly these were baros of the realm, but now they are chosen from persons learned in... more

BARRACK
By this term, as used in Pennsylvania, is understood an erection of upright posts supporting a sliding roof, usually of thatch. 5 Whart. R. 429. ... more

BARRATOR
crimes. One who has been guilty of the offence of barratry. ... more

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