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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
weights. A carat is a weight equal to three and one-sixth
grains, in diamonds, and the like. Jac. L. Dict. See Weight.... more
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
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
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
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
crim. law. This phrase is used to signify a sexual
connexion; as, rape is the carnal knowledge of a woman, &c. See Rape.
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
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
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
An allowance to the tenant of wood, sufficient for carts
and other instruments of husbandry.... more
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.
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