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CABALLERIA
Spanish law. A measure of land, which is different in different provinces. Diccionario por la Real Academia. In those parts of the United States, which formerly belonged... more

CABINET
Certain officers who taken collectively make a board; as, the president"s, cabinet, which is usually composed of the secretary of state, secretary of the treasury, the... more

CADASTRE
A term derived from the French, which has been adopted in Louisiana, and which signifies the official statement of the quantity and value of real property... more

CADET
A younger brother, one trained up for the army or navy.... more

CADI
The name of a civil magistrate among the Turks.... more

CALENDER
An almanac. Julius Caesar ordained that the Roman year should consist of 365 days, except every fourth year, which should contain 366, the additional day to... more

CALENDER
crim. law. A list of prisoners, containing their names, the time when they were committed, and by whom, and the cause of their commitments. ... more

CALIFORNIA
The name of one of the states of the United States. It was admitted into the Union, by-an Act of Congress, passed the 9th September, 1850,... more

CALLING THE PLAINTIFF
practice. When a plaintiff perceives that he has not given evidence to maintain his issue, and intends to become nonsuited, he withdraws himself, when the cryer is... more

CALUMNIATORS
civil law. Persons who accuse others, whom they know to be innocent, of having committed crimes. Code 9, 46, 9.... more

CAMBIST
A person skilled in exchange; one who deals or trades in promissory notes or bills of exchange.... more

CAMERA STELLATA
Eng. law. The court of the Star Chamber, now abolished. ... more

CAMPARTUM
A part or portion of a larger field or ground, which would otherwise be in gross or common. Vide Champerty.... more

CANAL
A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confin- ing it. 2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes... more

CANCELLARIA CURIA
The name formerly given to the court of chancery. ... more

CANCELLATION
Its general acceptation, is the act of crossing a writing; it is used sometimes to signify the manual operation of tearing or destroying the instrument itself.... more

CANDIDATE
One who offers himself or is offered by others for an office.... more

CANON
eccl. law. This word is taken from the Greek, and signifies a rule or law. In ecelesiastical law, it is also used to designate an order of... more

CANONIST
One well versed in canon or ecclesiastical law.... more

CANNON SHOT
war. The distance which a cannon will throw a ball. 2. The whole space of the sea, within cannon shot of the coast, is considered as making... more

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