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CESSET EXECUTIO
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

CESSET PROCESSUS
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

CESSAVIT
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

CESSIO BONORUM
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

CESSION
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

CESSION
civil law. The, act by which a party assigns or transfers property to a other; an assignment.... more

CESSION
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

CESTUI
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

CHAFEWAX
, 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

CHAFFERS
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

CHAIRMAN
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

CHALDRON
A measure of capacity, equal to fifty-eight and two-third cubic feet nearly. Vide Measure.... more

CHALLENGE
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

CHALLENGE
criminal law. A request by one person to another, to fight a duel. 2. It is a high offence at common law, and indictable, as tending... more

CHALLENGE
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

CHAMBER
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

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