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CIRCUITS
Certain divisions of the country, appointed for particular judges to visit for the trial of causes, or for the administration of justice. See 3 Bl. Com.... more

CIRCULATING MEDIUM
By this term is understood whatever is used in making payments, as money, bank notes, or paper which passes from hand to hand in payment of... more

CIRCUMDUCTION
Scotch law. A term applied to the time allowed for bringing proof of allegiance, which being elapsed, if either party sue for circumduction of the time of... more

CIRCUMSTANCES
evidence. The particulars which accompany a fact. 2. The facts proved are either possible or impossible, ordinary and probable, or extraordinary and improbable, recent or ancient; they... more

CIRCUMSTANDIBUS
persons, practice. Bystanders from whom jurors are to be selected when the panel has been exhausted. Vide Tales de circumstandibus. ... more

CIRCUMVENTION
torts, Scotch law. Any act of fraud whereby a person is reduced to a deed by decreet. Tech. Dict. It has the same sense in the civil... more

CITATIO AD REASSUMENDAM CAUSAM
civil law. The name of a citation, which issued when a party died pending a suit, against the heir of the defendant, or when the plaintiff died,... more

CITATION
practice. A writ issued out of a court of competent, jurisdiction, commanding a person therein named to appear and do something therein mentioned, or to show cause... more

CITATION OF AUTHORITIES
The production or reference to the text of acts of legislatures and of treatises, and decided cases, in order to support what is advanced. 2. Works... more

CITIZEN
persons. One who, under the constitution and laws of the United States, has a right to vote for representatives in congress, and other public officers, and who... more

CITY
government. A town incorporated by that name. Originally, this word did not signify a town, but a portion of mankind who lived under the same government: what... more

CIVIL
This word has various significations. 1. It is used in contradistinction to barbarous or savage, to indicate a state of society reduced to order and regular... more

CIVIL ACTION
In New York, actions are divided only into two kinds, namely, criminal and civil. A criminal action is prosecuted by the state, as a party, against... more

CIVIL COMMOTION
Lord Mansfield defines a civil commotion to be "an insurrection of the people for general purposes, though it may not amount to rebellion where there is... more

CIVIL DEATH
persons. The change of the state (q. v.) of a person who is declared civilly dead by judgment of a competent tribunal. In such case, the person... more

CIVIL LAW
The municipal code of the Romans is so called. It is a rule of action, adopted by mankind in a state of society. It denotes... more

CIVIL LIST
The sum which is yearly paid by the state to its monarch, and the domains of which he is suffered to have the enjoyment.... more

CIVIL OBLIGATION
Civil law. One which binds in law, vinculum juris, and which may be enforeed in a court of justice. Poth. Obl. 173, and 191. See Obligation.... more

CIVIL OFFICER
The constitution of the United States, art. 2, s. 4, provides, that the president, vice-president, and civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from... more

CIVIL REMEDY
practice. This term is used in opposition to the remedy given by indictment in a criminal case, and signifies the remedy which the law gives to the... more

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