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COMMUNIO BONORUM
civil law. Common goods. 2. When a person has the management of common property, owned by himself and others, not as partners, he is bound to... more

COMMUNITY
This word has several meanings; when used in common parlance it signifies the body of the people. 2. In the civil law, by community is... more

COMMUTATION
punishments. The change of a punishment to which a person has been condemned into a less severe one. This can be granted only by the executive authority... more

COMMUTATIVE CONTRACT
civil law. One in which each of the contracting parties gives and, receives an equivalent. The contract of sale is of this kind. The seller gives the... more

COMMUTATIVE JUSTICE
That virtue whose object is, to render to every one what belongs to him, as nearly as may be, or that which governs contracts. 2. The... more

TO COMMUTE
To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute... more

COMPACT
contracts. In its more general sense, it signifies an agreement. In its strict sense, it imports a contract between parties, which creates obligations and rights capable of... more

COMPANION
dom. rel. By 5 Edw. III., st. 5, c. 2, 1, it is declared to be high treason in any one who " doth compass or... more

COMPANIONS
French law. This is a general term, comprehending all persons who compose the crew of a ship or vessel. Poth. Mar. Contr. n. 163. ... more

COMPANY
An association of a number of individuals for the purpose of carrying on some legitimate business. 2. This term is not synonymous with partnership, though... more

COMPARISON OF HANDWRITING
evidence. It is a general rule that comparison of hands is not admissible; but to this there are some exceptions. In some instances, when the antiquity of... more

TO COMPASS
To imagine; to contrive. 2. In England, to compass the death of the king is high treason. Bract. 1. 3, c. 2 Britt. c. 8;... more

COMPATIBILITY
In speaking of public offices it is meant by this term to convey the idea that two of them may be held by the same... more

COMPENSATIO CRIMINIS
The compensation or set-off of one crime against another; for example, in questions of divorce, where one party claims the divorce on the ground of adultery... more

COMPENSATION
chancery practice. The performance of tbat which a court of chancery orders to be done on relieving a party who has broken a condition, which is to... more

COMPENSATION
contracts. A reward for services rendered.... more

COMPENSATION
contracts, civil law. When two persons are equally indebted to each other, there takes place a compensation between them, which extinguishes both debts. Compensation is, therefore, a... more

COMPENSATION
crim. law; Compeusatio crimiuura, or recrimination (q. v.) 2. In cases of suits for divorce on the ground of adultery, a compensation of the crime hinders its... more

COMPENSATION
remedies. The damages recovered for an injury, or the violation of a contract.. See Damages.... more

COMPERUIT AD DIEM
pleading. He appeared at the day. This is the name of a plea in bar to an action of debt on a bail-bond. The usual replication to... more

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