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CARTMEN
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

CASE
practice. A contested question before a court of justicea suit or action a cause. 9 Wheat. 738.... more

CASE
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

CASE, STATED
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

CASH
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

CASH-BOOK
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

CASHIER
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. 2.... more

To CASHIER
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

CASSATION
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

CASSETUR BREVE
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

CASTIGATORY
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

CASTING VOTE
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

CASTRATION
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

CASUPROVISO
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

CASUAL
What happens fortuitously what is accidental as, the casual revenue"s of the government, are those which are contingeut or uncertain. ... more

CASUAL EJECTOR
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

CASUS FOEDORIS
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

CASUS FORTUITUS
A fortuitous case; an uncontrollable accident an act of God. See Act of God; Cas fortuit; Fortuitous event.... more

CASUS OMISSUS
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

CATCHING BARGAIN
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

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