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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A clergyman appointed to say prayers and perform divine
service. Each house of congress usually appoints it own cbaplain.... more
One whose business is to buy and sell goods or other things.
2 Bl. Com. 476.... more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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