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CAPITULATION
civ.law. An agreement by which the prince and the people, or those who have the right of. the people, regulate the manner in which the government is... more

CAPTAIN or SEA CAPTAIN
mar. law. The name given to the master or commander of a vessel. He is known in this country very generally by the name of master. (q.... more

CAPTATION
French law. The act of one who succeeds in controlling the will of another, so as to become master of it. It is generally taken in a... more

CAPTATOR
French law. The name which is sometimes given, to him who by flattery and artifice endeavors to surprise testators, and induce them to. give legacies or devices,... more

CAPTION
practice. That part of a legal instrument, as a "Commission, indictment, &c., which shows where, when, and by what authority it was taken, found or executed. As... more

CAPTOR
war. One who has talken property from an enemy; this term is also employed to designate one who has taken an enemy. 2. Formerly, goods taken... more

CAPTURE
war. The taking of property by one belligerent from another. 2. To make a good capture of a ship, it must be subdued and taken by... more

CAPUT LUPINUM
Eng. law. Having the head of a wolf. An outlawed felon was said to have the head of a wolf, and might have been killed by... more

CARAT
weights. A carat is a weight equal to three and one-sixth grains, in diamonds, and the like. Jac. L. Dict. See Weight.... more

CARCAN
French law. A French word, which is applied to an instrument of punishment somewhat resembling a pillory. It sometimes signifies the punishment itself. Biret Vocab.... more

CARDINAL
eccl. law. The title given to one of tho highest dignitaries of the court of Rome. Cardinals are next to the pope in dignity; he is... more

CARDS
crim. law. Small square pasteboards, generally of a fine quality, on which are painted figures of various colors, and used for playing different games. The playing of... more

CARGO
mar. law. The entire load of a ship or other vessel. Abb. on Sh. Index, h. t.; 1 Dall. 197; Merl. Rep. h. t.; 2 Gill... more

CARNAL KNOWLEDGE
crim. law. This phrase is used to signify a sexual connexion; as, rape is the carnal knowledge of a woman, &c. See Rape. ... more

CARNALLY KNEW
pleadings. This is a technical phrase, essential in an indictment to charge the defendant with the crime of rape; no other word or circumlocution will answer the... more

CARRIERS
contracts. There are two kinds of carriers, namely, common carriers, (q. v.) who have been considered under another head; and private carriers. These latter are persons who,... more

CARRYING AWAY
crim. law. To complete the crime of larceny, the thief must not only feloniously tale the thing stolen, but carry it away. The slightest carrying away will... more

CART BOTE
An allowance to the tenant of wood, sufficient for carts and other instruments of husbandry.... more

CARTE BLANCHE
The signature of an individual or more, on a while. paper, with a sufficient space left above it to write a note or other writing. 2.... more

CARTEL
war. An agreement between two belligerent powers for the delivery of prisoners or deserters, and also a written challenge to a duel. 2. Cartel ship, is... more

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