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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
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.
One outlawed or banished. See Calvini Lex.
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
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
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
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
Eng. law. A fee taken time out of mind by the sheriff for
prisoner who is acquitted. Bac. Ab. Extortion.
An ancient word to signify a watch-tower. Barbicanage
given for the support of a barbican.
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
A person to whom a bargain is made, one who receives the
advantages of a bargain.
A person who makes a a bargain, and who becomes bound to
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
A lineal measure, containing one-third of an inch.
c. 211, a. 13, s. 9. The barleycorn was the first measure, with its
division and multiples,... more
estates. A building on a farm used to receive the crop, the
stabling of animals, and other purposes.
2. The grant or demise... more
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
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
persons learned in... more
By this term, as used in Pennsylvania, is understood an
of upright posts supporting a sliding roof, usually of thatch. 5 Whart. R.
crimes. One who has been guilty of the offence of barratry.