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COMMENDATARY
A person who holds a church living or presentment in commendam.... more

COMMENDATION
The act of recommending, praising. A merchant who merely commends goods he offers for sale, does not by that act warrant them, unless there is some... more

COMMENDATORS
eccl. law. Secular persons upon whom ecclesiastical benefices are bestowed, because they were commended and instructed to their oversight: they are merely trustees.... more

COMMERCE
trade, contracts. The exchange of commodities for commodities; considered in a legal point of view, it consists in the various agreements which have for their object to... more

COMMISSARIATE
The whole body of officers who act in the department of the commissary, are called the, commissariate.... more

COMMISSARY
An officer whose principal duties are to supply the army witli provisions. 2. The Act of April 14, 1818, s. 6, requires that the president,... more

COMMISSION
contracts, civ. law. When one undertakes, without reward, to do something for another in respect to a thing bailed. This term is frequently used synonymously with mandate.... more

COMMISSION
office. Persons authorized to act in a certain matter; as, such a matter was submitted, to the commission; there were several meetings before the commission. 4 B.... more

COMMISSION
crim. law. The act of perpetrating an offence. There are crimes of commission and crimes of omission.... more

COMMISSION
government. Letters-patent granted by the government, under the public seal, to a person appointed to an office, giving him authority to perform the duties of his office.... more

COMMISSION
practice. An instrument issued by a court of, justice, or other competent tribunal, to authorize a person to take depositions, or do any other act by authority... more

COMMISSION OF LUNACY
A writ issued out of chancery, or such court as may have jurisdiction of the case directed to a proper officer, to inquire whether a person named... more

COMMISSION MERCHANT
One employed to sell goods for another on commission; a factor. He is sometimes called. a consignee, (q. v.) and the goods he receives are a... more

COMMISSION OF REB ELLION
chan. prac. The name of a writ issuing out of chancery, generally directed to four special commissioners, named by the plaintiff, commanding them to attach the defendant... more

COMMISSIONER
officer. One who has a lawful commission to execute a public office. In a more restricted sense it is one who is authorized to execute. a particular... more

COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS
The name of an officer of the United States whose duties are detailed in the act to promote the useful arts, &c., which will be found... more

COMMISSIONERS OF BAIL
practice. Officers appointed by some courts to take recognizances of bail in civil cases.... more

COMMISSIONERS OF SEWERS
Eng. law. Officers whose duty it is to repair sea banks aud walls, survey rivers, public streams, ditches, &c.... more

COMMISSIONS
contracts, practice. An allowance of compensation to an agent, factor, executor, trustee or other person who manages the affairs of others, for his services in performing the... more

TO COMMIT
To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offence or misdemeanor, or... more

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