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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
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
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
A younger brother, one trained up for the army or navy.... more
The name of a civil magistrate among the Turks.... more
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
crim. law. A list of prisoners, containing their names,
the time when they were committed, and by whom, and the cause of their commitments.
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,
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
civil law. Persons who accuse others, whom they know
to be innocent, of having committed crimes. Code 9, 46, 9.... more
A person skilled in exchange; one who deals or trades in
promissory notes or bills of exchange.... more
Eng. law. The court of the Star Chamber, now abolished.
A part or portion of a larger field or ground, which would
otherwise be in gross or common. Vide Champerty.... more
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
The name formerly given to the court of chancery.
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
One who offers himself or is offered by others for an
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
One well versed in canon or ecclesiastical law.... more
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