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BATTURE
An elevation of the bed of a river under the surface of the water, but it is sometimes used to signify the same elevation when... more

BAWDY-HOUSE
crim. law. A house of ill-fame, (q. v.) kept for the resort and unlawful commerce of lewd people of both sexes. 2. Such a... more

BAY
Is an enclosure to keep in the water for the supply of a mill or other contrivance, so that the water may be able to,... more

BEACH
The sea shore. (q. v.) ... more

BEACON
A signal erected as a sea mark for the use of mariners, also, to give warning of the approach of an enemy. 1 Com. Dig. 259,... more

TO BEAR DATE
In the description of a paper in a declaration, to say it bears date such a day, is to aver that such date is upon... more

BEADLE
Eng. law. A messenger or apparitor of a court, who cites persons to appear to what is alleged against them, is so called. ... more

BEARER
One who bears or carries a thing. 2. If a bill or note be made payable to bearer, it will pass... more

BEARERS
Eng. crim. law. Such as bear down or oppress others, maintainers. In Ruffheads Statutes it is employed to translate the French word emparnours, which signifies, according to... more

BEARING DATE
These words are frequently used in conveyancing and in pleading, as, for example, a certain indenture bearing date the first day of January, 1851, which signifies... more

BEAU PLEADER
Eng. law. Fair pleading. See Stultiloquium. 2. This is the name of a writ upon the statute of Marlbridge, 52 H. III. c.... more

BEDEL
Eng. law. A cryer or messenger of a court, who cites men to appear and answer. There are also inferior officers of a parish or liberty who bear... more

BEE
The name of a well known insect. 2. Bees are considered ferae naturae while unreclaimed, and they are not more subjects of... more

BEGGAR
One who obtains his livelihood by asking alms. The laws of several of the states punish begging as an offence. ... more

BEHAVIOUR
In old English, haviour without the prefix be. It is the manner of having, holding, or keeping ones self or the carriage of ones self with... more

BEHOOF
As a word of discourse, Signifies need, (egestas, necessitas, indigentia.) It comes from behoove, (Sax. behoven,) to need or have need of. In a secondary sense,... more

BELIEF
The conviction of the mind, arising from evidence received, or from information derived, not from actual perception by our senses, but from. the relation or information... more

BELOW
Lower in place, beneath, not so high as some other thing spoken of, of tacitly referred to. 2. The court below is... more

BENCH
Latin Bancus, used for tribunal. In England there are two courts to which this word is applied. Bancus Regius, Kings Bench Bancus Communis, Com- mon Bench or... more

BENCH WARRANT
crim. law. The name of a process sometimes given to an attachment issued by order of a criminal court, against an individual for some contempt, or for... more

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