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COMPETENCY
evidence. The legal fitness or ability of a witness to be heard on the trial of a cause. This term is also applied to written or other... more

COMPETENT WITNESS
One who is legally qualified to be heard to testify in a cause. In Kentucky, Michigan, and Missouri, a will must be attested, for the purpose... more

COMPETITORS
French law. Persons who compete or aspire to the same office, rank or employment. As an English word in common use, it has a much wider application.... more

COMPILATION
A literary production, composed of the works of others, and arranged in some methodical manner. 2. When a compilation requires in its execution taste, learning,... more

COMPLAINANT
One who makes a complaint. A plaintiff in a suit in chancery is so called.... more

COMPLAINT
crim. law. The allegation made to a proper officer, that some person, whether known or unknown, has been guilty of a designated offence, with an offer to... more

COMPOS MENTIS
Of sound mind. See non compos mentis.... more

COMPOSITION
contracts. An agreement, made upon a sufficient consideration, between a debtor and creditor, by which the creditor accepts part of the debt due to him in satisfaction... more

COMPOSITION OF MATTER
In describing the subjects of patents, the Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, sect. 6, uses the words "composition of matter;" these words are usually... more

COMPOUND INTEREST
Interest allowed upon interest; for example, when a sum of money due for interest, is added to the principal, and then bears interest. This is not,... more

COMPOUNDER
in Louisiana. He who makes a composition. An amicable compounder is one who has undertaken by the agreement of the parties to compound or settle differences. between... more

COMPOUNDING A FELONY
The act of a party immediately aggrieved, who agrees with a thief or other felon that he will not prosecute him, on condition that he return to... more

COMPROMISE
contracts. An agreement between two or more persons, who, to avoid a lawsuit, amicably settle their differences, on such terms as they can agree upon. Vide Com.... more

COMPROMISSARIUS
civil law. A name sometimes given to an arbitrator; because the parties to the submission usually agree to fulfil his award as a compromise.... more

COMPTROLLERS
There are officers who bear this name, in the treasury depart ment of the United States. 2. There are two comptrollers. It is the duty... more

COMPULSION
The forcible inducement to au act. 2. Compulsion may be lawful or unlawful. 1. When a man is compelled by lawful authority to do that... more

COMPURGATOR
Formerly, when a person was accused of a crime, or sued in a civil action, he might purge himself upon oath of the accusation made against... more

COMPUTATION
counting, calculation. It is a reckoning or ascertaining the number of any thing. 2. It is sometimes used in the common law for the true... more

CONCEALMENT
contracts. The unlawful suppression of any fact or circumstance, by one of the partis to a contract, from the other, which in justice ought to be made... more

CONCESSI
conveyancing. This is a Latin word, signifying, I have granted. It was frequently used when deeds and other conveyances were written in Latin.. It is a word... more

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