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construction. The natural sense given to words.
2. It is a rule that when words are used which will bear a natural sense
and an artificial... more
That which derives its force and authority from the universal
consent and immemorial practice of the people. See Law, common.... more
One which affects the public in general, and not
merely some particular person. 1 Hawk. P. C. 197. See Nuisance.... more
The name of a court having jurisdiction generally of
civil actions. For a historical account of the origin of this court in England,
see Boote"s Suit... more
A judgment recovered in a fictitious suit, brought
against the tenant of the freehold, in consequence of a default made by
the person who is last... more
Crim. law, communes rixatrix. A woman, who, in consequence
of her boisterous, disorderly and quarrelsome tongue, is a public nuisance
to the neighborhood.
2. Such a woman... more
A seal used by a corporation. See Corporation.... more
, med. jur. When a person possesses those perceptions,
associations and judgments, in relation to persons and things, which agree
with those of the generality of... more
COMMON, TENANTS IN
Tenants in common are such as hold an estate,
real or personal, by several distinct titles, but by a unity of possession.
Vide Tenant in common;... more
This kind of traverse differs from those called
technical traverses principally in this, that it is preceded by no inducement
general or special; it is taken... more
In common recoveries, the person who vouched to warranty.
In this fictitious proceeding, the crier of the court usually performs the
office of a common vouchee.... more
Eng. law. This word signifies, 1st. the common people
of England, as contradistinguished from the king and the nobles; 2d. the
body of a society as the... more
One who is entitled with others to the use of a common.
Eng. law. Those subjects of the English nation who are not
noblemen. They are represented in parliament in the house of commons.... more
government. A commonwealth is properly a free state,
or republic, having a popular or representative government. The term has
been, applied to the government of Great Britain.... more
persons. An abiding dwelling, or continuing as an inhabitant
in any place. It consists, properly, in sleeping usually in one place.,
One residing or inhabiting a particular place. Barnes,
This Latin word signifies those wbo die at the same
time, as, for example, by shipwreck.
2. When several persons die by the same accident,... more
contracts. Information; consultation; conference.
2. In order to make a contract, it is essential there should be an agreement;
a bare communication or conference will not, therefore,... more
Scotch law. This term is used to express the negotiations
which have taken place before making a contract, in relation thereto. See
2. It is a... more