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The staying of an execution.
2. When a judgment has been entered, there is sometimes, by the agreement
of the parties, a cesset executio for... more
practice. An entry made on the record that there
be a stay of the procas or proceedings.
2. This is made in cases where the plaintiff... more
Eng. law. An obsolete writ, which could formerly have been
sued out when the defendant had for two years ceased or neglected to perform
such service or... more
civil law. The relinquishment which a debtor made
of his property for the benefit of his creditors.
2. This exempted the debtor from imprisonment, not, however,... more
contracts. Yielding up; release.
2. France ceded Louisiana to the United States, by the treaty of Paris,
of April 30, 1803 Spain made a cession of... more
civil law. The, act by which a party assigns or transfers
property to a other; an assignment.... more
eccl. law. When an ecclesiastic is created bishop, or when
a parson takes another benefice, without dispensation, the first benefice
becomes void by a legal cession, or... more
He. This word is frequently used in composition as, cestui
que trust, cestui que vie, &c.... more
CESTUI QUE TRUST
A barbarous phrase, to signify the beneficiary
of an estate held in trust. He for whose benefit another person is enfeoffed
or seised of land or tenements,... more
CESTUI QUE VIE
He for whose life land is holden by another person;
the latter is called tenant per auter vie, or tenant for another"s life.
Vide Dane"s Ab.... more
CESTUI QUE USE
He to whose use land is granted to another person
the latter is called the terre-tenant, having in himself the legal property
and possession; yet not... more
, Eng, law. An officer in chancery who fits the wax for
sealing, to the writs, commissions and other. instruments then made to be
issued out.... more
Anciently signified wares and merchandise; hence the word
chaffering, which is yet used for buying and selling, or beating down the
price of an article. The... more
The presiding officer of a committee; as, chairman of the
committee of ways and means. The person selected to preside over a popular
meeting, is also... more
A measure of capacity, equal to fifty-eight and two-third
cubic feet nearly. Vide Measure.... more
This word has several significations. 1. It is an exception
or objection to a juror. 2. A call by one person upon another to a... more
criminal law. A request by one person to another, to fight
2. It is a high offence at common law, and indictable, as tending... more
practice. An exception made to jurors who are to pass
on a trial; to a judge; or to a sheriff.
2. It will be proper here... more
A room in a house.
2. It was formerly hold that no freehold estate could be had in a chamber,
but it was afterwards ruled... more
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
A society of the principal merchants and traders
of a city, who meet to promote the general trade and commerce of the place.
Some of these... more