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CHAMBERS
practice. When a judge decides some interlocutory matter, which has arisen in the course of the cause, out of court, he is said to make such decision... more

CHAMPART
French law. By this name was formerly understood the grant of a piece of land by the owner to another, on condition that the latter would deliver... more

CHAMPERTOR
crim. law. One who makes pleas or suits, or causes them to be moved, either directly or indirectly, and sues them at his proper costs, upon condition... more

CHAMPERTY
crimes. A bargain with a plaintiff or defendant, campum partire, to divide the land or other matter sued for between them, if they prevail at law, the... more

CHAMPION
He who fights for another, or takes his place in a quarrel; it also includes him who fights his own battles. Bract. lib. 4, t.... more

CHANCE
accident. As the law punishes a crime only when there is an intention to commit it, it follows that when those acts are done in a lawful... more

CHANCE-MEDLEY
criminal law. A sudden affray. This word is sometimes applied to any kind of homicide by misadventure, but in strictness it is applicable to such killing only... more

CHANCELLOR
An officer appointed to preside over a court of chancery, invested with various powers in the several states. 2. The office of chancellor is of... more

CHANCERY
The name of a court exercising jurisdiction at law, but mainly in equity. 2. It is not easy to determine how courts of equity originally... more

CHANGE
The exchange of money for money. The giving, for example, dollars for eagles, dimes for dollars, cents for dimes. This is a contract which always takes... more

CHANGE TICKET
The name given in Arkansas to a species of promissory notes issued for the purpose of making change in small transactions. Ark. Rev. Stat. cb. 24.... more

CHAPLAIN
A clergyman appointed to say prayers and perform divine service. Each house of congress usually appoints it own cbaplain.... more

CHAPMAN
One whose business is to buy and sell goods or other things. 2 Bl. Com. 476.... more

CHAPTER
eccl. law. A congregation of clergymen. Such an assembly is termed capitulum, which signifies a little head it being a kind of head, not only to govern... more

CHARACTER
evidence. The opinion generally entertained of a person derived from the common re "port of the people who are acquainted with him. 3 Serg. & R. 336;... more

CHARGE
practice. The opinion expressed by the court to the jury, on the law arising out of a case before them. 2. It should contain a clear... more

CHARGE
contracts. An obligation entered into by the owner of an estate which makes the estate responsible for its performance. Vide 2 Ball & Beatty, 223; 8 Com. Dig.... more

CHARGE
wills, devises. An obligation which a testator imposes on his devisee; as, if the testator give Peter, Blackacre, and direct that he shall pay to John... more

CHARGE" DES AFFAIRES or CHARGE" D"AFFAIRES
internationat law. These phrases, the first of which is used in the acts of congress, are synonymous. 2. The officer who bear; this title is a diplomatic... more

CHARGER
Scotch law. He in whose favor a decree suspended is pronounced; vet a decree may be suspended before a charge is given on it. Ersk. Pr. L.... more

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