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Persons who carry goods and merchandise in carts, either
for great or short distances, for hire. 2. Cartmen who undertake to carry
goods for hire as... more
practice. A contested question before a court of justicea suit
or action a cause. 9 Wheat. 738.... more
remedies. This is the name of an action in very general use,
which lies where a party sues for damages for any wrong or cause of... more
practice. An agreement in writing, between a plaintiff
and defendant, that the facts in dispute between them are as there agreed
upon and mentioned, 3 Whart. 143.... more
commerce. Money on hand, which a merchant, trader or other
person has to do business with.
2. Cash price, in contracts, is the price of articles... more
Commerce, accounts. One in which a merchant or trader
enters an account of all the money, or paper moneys he receives or pays.
An entry of the... more
An officer of a moneyed institution, who is entitled by
virtue of his office to take care of the cash or money of such institution.
punishment. To break; to deprive a military man of his
office. Example: every officer who shall be convicted, before a general
court martial, of leaving signed a... more
French law. A decision which emanates from the sovereign
authority, and by which a sentence or judgment in the last resort is annulled.,
Merl. Rep. h. t.... more
practice. That the writ be quashed. This is the name
of a judgment sometime sentered against a plaintiff when he cannot prosecute
his writ with effect, in... more
punishments. An engine used to punishwomen who have
been convicted of being common scolds it is sometimes called the trebucket,
tumbrel, ducking stool, or cucking stool. This... more
legislation. The vote given by the president or speaker
of a deliberate assembly; when the votes of the other members are equal
on both sides, the casting... more
crim. law. The act of gelding. When this act is maliciously
performed upon a man, it is a mayhem, and punishable as such, although the
sufferer consented... more
practice. A writ of entry given by the statute of Gloucester,
c. 7, when a tenant in dower aliens in fee or for life. It might... more
What happens fortuitously what is accidental as, the casual
revenue"s of the government, are those which are contingeut or uncertain.
pratice, ejectment. A person, supposed to come upon-land
casually, (although usually by previous agreement,) who turns out the lessee
of the person claiming the possession against the... more
When two nations have formed a treaty of alliance,
in anticipation of a war or other difficulty with another, and it is required
to determine the... more
A fortuitous case; an uncontrollable accident an
act of God. See Act of God; Cas fortuit; Fortuitous event.... more
An omitted case.
2. When a statute or an instrument of writing undertakes to foresee and
to provide for certain contingencies, and through mistake, or... more
contracts, fraud. An agreement made with an heir
expectant, for the purchase of his expectancy, at an inadequate price.
2. In such case, the heir is,... more