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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
crim. law. A house of ill-fame, (q. v.) kept for the
and unlawful commerce of lewd people of both sexes.
2. Such a... more
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
The sea shore. (q. v.)
A signal erected as a sea mark for the use of mariners,
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
Eng. law. A messenger or apparitor of a court, who cites
to appear to what is alleged against them, is so called.
One who bears or carries a thing.
2. If a bill or note be made payable to bearer, it will pass... more
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
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
Eng. law. Fair pleading. See Stultiloquium.
2. This is the name of a writ upon the statute of Marlbridge, 52 H. III.
Eng. law. A cryer or messenger of a court, who cites men to
and answer. There are also inferior officers of a parish or liberty who
The name of a well known insect.
2. Bees are considered ferae naturae while unreclaimed, and they are not
more subjects of... more
One who obtains his livelihood by asking alms. The laws of
several of the states punish begging as an offence.
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
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
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
Lower in place, beneath, not so high as some other thing spoken
of, of tacitly referred to.
2. The court below is... more
Latin Bancus, used for tribunal. In England there are two courts
to which this word is applied. Bancus Regius, Kings Bench Bancus Communis,
mon Bench or... more
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