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COMMITMENT
criminal law, practice. The warrant. or order by which a court or magistrate directs a ministerial officer to take a person to prison. The commitment is either... more

COMMITTEE
practice. When a person has been found non compos, the law requires that a guardian should be appointed to take care of his person and estate; this... more

COMMITTEE
legislation. One or more members of a legislative body to whom is specially referred some matter before that body, in order that they may investigate and examine... more

COMMITTITUR PIECE
Eng. law. An instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, which charges a person already in prison, in execution at the suit of, the person who arrested... more

COMMlXTION
civil law. This term is used to signify the act by which goods are mixed together. 2. The matters which are mixed are dry or liquid.... more

COMMODATE
contracts. A term used in the Scotch law, which is synonymous to the Latin commodatum, or loan for use. Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 1, 20;... more

COMMODATUM
A contract, by which one of the parties binds himself to return to the other certain personal chattels which the latter delivers to him, to be... more

COMMON
or right of common, English law. An encorporeal hereditament, which consists in a profit which a man has in the lands of another. 12 S. & R.... more

COMMON APPENDANT
Eng. law. A right attached to arable land, and is an incident of tenure, and supposed to have originated by grant of the lord or owner of... more

COMMON APPURTENANT
Eng. law. A right granted by deed, by the owner of waste or other land, to another person, owner of other land, to have his cattle, or... more

COMMON ASSURANCES
Title by deeds are so called, because, it is said, every man " s estate is assured to him; these deed"s or instruments operate either as... more

COMMON BAIL
The formal entry of fictitious sureties in the proper office of the court, which is called filing common bail to the action. See Bail.... more

COMMON BAR
pleading. A plea to compel the plaintiff to assign the particular place where the trespass has been Committed. Steph. Pl. 256. It i"s sometime"s called a blank... more

COMMON BENCH
bancus communis. The court of common pleas was anciently called common bench, because the pleas and controversies there determined were between common persons. See Bench.... more

COMMON CARRIER
contracts. One who undertakes for hire or reward to transport the goods of any who may choose to employ him, from place to place. 1 Pick. 50,... more

COMMON COUNCIL
In many cities the charter provides for their government, in imitation of the national and state governments. There are two branches of the legislative assembly; the... more

COMMON COUNTS
Certain general counts, not founded on any special contract, which are introduced in a declaration, for the purpose of preventing a defeat of a just right... more

COMMON FISHERY
A fishery to which all persons have a right, such as the cod fisheries off Newfoundland. A common fishery is different from a common of fishery,... more

COMMON HIGHWAY
By this term is meant a road to be used by the community at large for any purpose of transit or traffic. Hamm. N. P.... more

COMMON INFORMER
One who, without being specially required by law, or by virtue of his office, gives information of crimes, offences or misdemeanors, which have been committed, in... more

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