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principal. One who is put above the rest; as, chief magistrate
chief justice : it also signifies the best of a number of things. It is
CHIEF CLERK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
This officer is appointed
by the secretary of state; his duties are to attend to the business of the
ofFice under the superintendence of the secretary;... more
officer. The president of a supreme court; as the
chief justice of the United States, the chief justice of Pennsylvania, and
the -like. Vide 15 Vin. Ab.... more
An officer among the English, established soon
after the conquest.
2. He had judicial power, and sat as a judge in the Curia Regis. (q.... more
domestic relations. A child is the son or daughter
in relation to the father or mother.
2. We will here consider the law, in general terms,... more
Weakness of intellect, such as that of a child.
2. When the childishness is so great that a man has lost his memory, or
This is a corruption of the French word chemin, a highway.
It is used by old writers. Com. Dig. Chimin.... more
Interest for money charged in China. In a case
where a note was given in China, payable eighteen months after date, without,
any stipulation respecting interest,... more
conveyancing. Signifies a deed or public instrument in
writing. Chirographs were anciently attested by the subscription and crosses
of witnesses; afterwards, to prevent frauds and concealments, deeds... more
A word derived from the Greek, which signifies "a
writing with a man"s hand." A chirographer is an officer of the English
court of C. P.who... more
ancient Eng. law. This word is derived from the French
chevelier, a horseman. It is. the name of a tenure of land by knight"s service.
Chivalry was... more
Preference either of a person or thing, to one of several
other persons or things. Election. (q. v.)... more
property. This is a French word, signifying thing. In law,
it is applied to personal property; as choses in possession, are such personal
things of which one... more
The religion established by Jesus Christ.
2. Christianity has been judicially declared to be a part of the common
law of Pennsylvania; 11 Serg. &... more
In a moral or spiritual sense this word signifies a society
of persons who profess the Christian religion; and in a physical or material
sense, the... more
An officer whose duties are, as the name implies,
to take care of, or guard the church.
2. These officers are created in some ecclesiastical... more
Eng. law. Literally, five ports. The name by which
tho five ports of Hastings, Ramenhale, Hetha or Hethe, Dover, and Sandwich,
are known. 2. These ports have... more
An arithmetical character, used for numerical notation. Vide
Figures, and 13 Vin. Ab. 210; 18 Eng. C. L. R. 95; 1 Ch. Cr. Law, 176.... more
The name of a court of the United States, which has
both civil and criminal jurisdiction. In several of the states there are
courts which bear... more
practice, remedies. It is where a party, by bringing
an action, gives an action to the defendant against him.
2. As, supposing the obligee of a... more