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CHARGES
The term charges signifies the expenses which have been incurred in relation either to a transaction or to a suit; as the charges incurred for his... more

CHARITY
In its widest sense it denotes all the good affections which men ought to bear towards each other; 1 Epistle to Cor. c. xiii.; in... more

CHARRE OF LEAD
Eng. law, commerce. A quantity of lead consisting of thirty pigs, each pig containing six stones wanting two pounds, and every stone being twelve pounds. Jacob.... more

CHARTA
An ancient word which signified not only a charter or deed in writing, but any signal or token by which an estate was held.... more

CHARTA CHYROGRAPIHATA VEL COMMUNIS
Signifies an indenture. Shep. Touch. 50; Beames, Glanv. 197-8; Fleta, lib. 3, c. 14, 3. It was so called, because each party had a part.... more

CHARTA DE UNA PARTE
A deed of one part; a deed poll. 2. Formerly, this phrase was used to distinguish, a deed poll, which is an agreement made by... more

CHARTER
A grant made by the sovereign either to the whole people or to a portion of them, securing to them the enjoyment of certain rights. Of... more

CHARTER
mar. contr. An agreement by which a vessel is hired by the owner to another; as A B chartered the ship Benjamin Franklin to C D.... more

CHARTER-LAND
Eng. law. Land formerly held by deed under certain rents and free services, and it differed in nothing from free socage land. It was also called bookland.... more

CHARTER-PARTY
contracts. A contract of affreightment in writing, by which the owner of a ship or other vessel lets the whole, or a part of her, to a... more

CHARTERED SHIP
When a ship is hired or freighted by one or more merchants for a particular voyage or on time, it is called a chartered ship. It... more

CHARTIS REDDENDIS
Eng. law. An ancient writ, now obsolete, which lays against one who had charters of feoffment entrusted to his keeping, and who refused to deliver them. Reg.... more

CHASE
property. The act of acquiring possession of animals ferae naturae by force, cunning or address. The hunter acquires a right to such animals by occupancy, and they... more

CHASTITY
That virtue which prevents the unlawful commerce of the sexes. 2. A woman may defend her chastity by killing her assailant. See Self-defence. And even the... more

CHATTELS
property. A term which includes all hinds of property, except the freehold or things which are parcel of it. It is a more extensive term than goods... more

CHEAT
criminal law, torts. A cheat is a deceitful practice, of a public nature, in defrauding another of a known right, by some artful device, contrary to the... more

CHECK
contracts. A written order or request, addressed to a bank or persons carrying on the banking business, and drawn upon them by a party having money in... more

CHECK BOOK
commerce. One kept by persons who have accounts in bank, in which are printed blank forms of cheeks, or orders upon the bank to pay money.... more

CHEMISTRY
med. jur. The science which teaches the nature and property of all bodies by their analysis and combination. In considering cases of poison, the lawyer will... more

CHEVISANCE
contracts, torts. This is a French word, which signifies in that language, accord, agreement, compact. In the English statutes it is used to denote a bargain or... more

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