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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
French law. This is a general term, comprehending all
persons who compose the crew of a ship or vessel. Poth. Mar. Contr. n. 163.
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 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
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
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
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
contracts. A reward for services rendered.... more
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
crim. law; Compeusatio crimiuura, or recrimination
2. In cases of suits for divorce on the ground of adultery, a compensation
of the crime hinders its... more
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
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