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CATCHPOLE
officer. A name formerly given to a sheriff"s deputy, or to a constable, or other officer whose duty it is to arrest persons. He was a sort... more

CAUSA MATRIMONII PRAELOCUTI
Engl. law. An obsolete writ, which lies when a woman gives land to a man in fee simple, or for a less estate, to the intent that... more

CAUSE
civ. law. This word has two meanings. 1. It signifies the delivery of the thing, or the accomplishment of the act which is the object of a... more

CAUSE
contra torts, crim. That which produces an effect. 2. In considering a contract, an injury, or a crime, the law for many purposes looks to the... more

CAUSE
pleading.The reason; the motive. 2. In a replication de injuria, for example, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant of his own wrong, and without the cause... more

CAUSE
practice. A Contested question before a court of justice; it is a Suit or action. Causes are civil or criminal. Wood"s Civ. Law, 302; Code, 2, 416.... more

CAUSE OF ACTION
By this phrase is understood the right to bring an action, which implies, that there is some person in existence who can assert, and also a... more

CAUTIO PRO EXPENSIS
Security for costs or expenses. 2. This term is used among the civilians, Nov. 112, c. 2, and generally on the continent of Europe. In... more

CAUTION
A term of the Roman civil law, which is used in various senses. It signifies, sometimes, security, or security promised. Generally every writing is called cautio,... more

CAUTION, TURATORY
Scotch law. Juratory caution is that which a suspender swears is the best he can offer in order to obtain a suspension. Where the suspender cannot, from... more

CAUTIONER
Scotch law, contracts. One who becomes bound as caution or surety for another, for the performance of any obligation or contract contained in a deed.... more

CAVEAT
practice. That hebeware. Caveat is the name of a notice given by a party having an interest, to some officer, not to do an act, till... more

CAVEAT EMPTOR
Let the purchaser take heed; that is, let him see to it, that the title he is buying is good. This is a rule of... more

CAVIL
Sophism, subtlety. Cavilis a captious argument, by which a conclusion evidently false, is drawn from a principle evidently true: Ea est natura cavillationis ut ab evidenter... more

CAESARIAN OPERATION
med. juris. An incision made through the parietes of the abdomen and uterus to extract the foetus. It is said that Julius Caesar was born in this... more

CETERORUM
The name of a kind of administration, which, after an administration has been granted for a limited purpose, is granted for the rest of the estate.... more

TO CEDE
civil law. To assign; to transfer; as, France ceded Louisiana to the United States.... more

CEDENT
civil law, Scotch law. An assignor. The term is usually applied to the assignor of a chose in action. Kames on Eq. 43.... more

CELEBRATION
contracts. This word is usually applied, in law, to the celebration of marriage, which is the solemn act by which a man and woman take each other... more

CELL
A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.... more

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