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COMMON INTENT
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

COMMON LAW
That which derives its force and authority from the universal consent and immemorial practice of the people. See Law, common.... more

COMMON NUISANCE
One which affects the public in general, and not merely some particular person. 1 Hawk. P. C. 197. See Nuisance.... more

COMMON PLEAS
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

COMMON RECOVERY
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

COMMON SCOLD
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

COMMON SEAL
A seal used by a corporation. See Corporation.... more

COMMON SENSE
, 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

COMMON TRAVERSE
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

COMMON VOUCHEE
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

COMMONALTY
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

COMMONER
One who is entitled with others to the use of a common. ... more

COMMONS
Eng. law. Those subjects of the English nation who are not noblemen. They are represented in parliament in the house of commons.... more

COMMONWEALTH
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

COMMORANCY
persons. An abiding dwelling, or continuing as an inhabitant in any place. It consists, properly, in sleeping usually in one place., ... more

COMMORANT
One residing or inhabiting a particular place. Barnes, 162.... more

COMMORIENTES
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

COMMUNICATION
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

COMMUNINGS
Scotch law. This term is used to express the negotiations which have taken place before making a contract, in relation thereto. See Pourparler. 2. It is a... more

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