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CAPACITY
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

CAPAX DOLI
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

CAPE
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 grand,... more

CAPERS
Vessels of war owned by private persons, and different from ordinary privateers (q. v.) only in size, being smaller. Bea. Lex. Mer. 230.... more

CAPIAS
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

CAPIAS UTLAGATUM
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

CAPIATUR
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

CAPITAL
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

CAPITAL CRIME
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

CAPITATION
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

CAPITE
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

CAPITULARIES
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

CAPITULATION
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

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