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This word, in the law sense, denotes some ability, power,
qualifi- cation, or competency of persons, natural, or artificial, for the
performance of civil acts, depending... more
Capable of committing crime. This is said of one who
has sufficient mind and understanding to be made responsible for his actions.
See, Discretion.... more
English law. A judicial writ touching a plea of lands and tenements.
The writs which bear this name are of two kinds, namely, cape magnum, or
Vessels of war owned by private persons, and different from
ordinary privateers (q. v.) only in size, being smaller. Bea. Lex. Mer.
practice. This word, the signification of which is "
that you take," is applicable to many heads of practice. Several writs
and processes, commanding the sheriff to... more
CAPIAS AD AUDIENDUM JUDICIUM
practice. A writ issued in a case of
misdemeanor, after the defendant has appeared and found guilty, and is not
present when called. This writ is to... more
CAPIAS AD COMPUTANDUM
practice. A writ issued in the action of account
render, upon the judgment quod computet, when the defendant refuses to appear,
in his proper person, before the... more
CAPIAS AD RESPONDENDUM
practice. A writ commanding the sheriff,
or other proper officer, to "take the body of the defendant and to
keep the same to answer, ad respondendum, the... more
CAPIAS AD SATISFACIENDUM
practice. A writ of execution issued upon
a judgment in a personal action, for the recovery of money, directed to
the sheriff or coroner, commanding him to... more
CAPIAS PRO FINE
practice, crim. law. The name of a writ which issues
against a defendant who has been fined, and who does not discharge it according
to the judgment.... more
English practice. A capias utlagatum is general
or special; the former against the person only, the latter against the person,
lands and goods.
2. This writ... more
CAPIAS IN WITHERNAM
practice. A writ issued after a return of elongata
or eloigned has been made to a writ of retorno habendo, commanding the sheriff
to take so many... more
pro fine. The name of a writ which was issued to levy a
fine due to the king. Bac. Ab. Fines and Amercements, in prin. See... more
CAPITA, or PER CAPITA
By heads. An expression of frequent occurrence
in laws regulating the distribution of the estates of persons dying intestate.
When all the persons entitled to shares... more
political economy, commerce. In political economy, it is
that portion of the produce of a country, which may be made directly available
either to support the human... more
One for the punishment of which death is inflicted,
which punishment is called capital punishment. Dane"s Ab. Index, h. t.
2. The subject of capital... more
A poll tax; an imposition which is yearly laid on each
person according to his estate and ability.
2. The Constitution of the United States... more
descents. By the head. Distribution or succession per capita,
is said to take place when every one of the kindred in equal degree, and
not jure representationis,... more
The Capitularia or Capitularies, was a code of laws
promulgated by Childebert, Clotaire, Carloman, Pepin, Charlemague, and other
kings. It was so called from the small chapters... more
war. The treaty which determines the conditions under
which a fortified place is abandoned to the commanding officer of the army
which besieges it.
2. On surrender... more