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DECLARANT
One who makes a declaration. Vide Declarationis. ... more

DECLARATION
pleading. A declaration is a specification, in a methodical and logical form, of the circumstances which constitute the plaintiffs cause of action. 1 Chit. Pl. 248, Co. Litt.... more

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
This is a state paper issued by the congress of the United States of America, in the name and by the authority of the people, on the... more

DECLARATION OF lNTENTION
The act of an alien, who goes before a court of record, and in a forma manner declares that it is, bona fide, his intention to become... more

DECLARATION OF TRUST
The act by which an individual acknowledges that a property, the title of which he holds, does in fact belong to another, for whose use he holds... more

DECLARATION OF WAR
An act of the national legislature, in which a state of war is declared to exist between the United States and some other nation. 2. This... more

DECLARATIONS
evidence. The statements made by the parties to a transaction, in relation to the same. 2. These declarations when proved are received in evidence, for... more

DECLARATORY
Something which explains, or ascertains what before was un- certain or doubtful, as a declaratory statute, which is one passed to put an end to a doubt... more

TO DECLARE
To make known or publish. By tho constitution of the United States, congress have power to declare war. In this sense the word, declare, signifies, not... more

DECOCTION
med. jurisp. The operation of boiling certain ingredients in a fluid, for the purpose of extracting the parts soluble at that temperature. Decoction also means the product of... more

DECONFES
canon law in France. Formerly those persons who died without confession were so called, whether they refused to confess or whether they were criminals to whom the... more

DECORUM
Proper behaviour, good order. 2. Decorum is requisite in public places, in order to permit all persons to enjoy their rights, for example, decorum... more

DECOY
A pond used for the breeding and maintenance of water-fowl. 11 Mod. 74, 130, S. C. 3 Salk. 9, Holt, 14 11 East, 571. ... more

DECREE
practice. The judgment or sentence of a court of equity. 2. It is either interlocutory or final. The former is given on some plea or... more

DECREE
legislation. In some countries as in France, some acts of the legislature, or of the sovereign, which have the force of law, are called decrees, as, the... more

DECREE ARBITRAL
Scotch law. A decree made by arbitrators chosen by the parties, an award. 1 Bells Com. 643. ... more

DECREE OF REGISTRATION
Scotch law. A proceeding by which the creditor has immediate execution, it is somewhat like a warrant of attorney to confess judgment. 1 Bells Com. B.... more

DECRETAL ORDER
Chancery practice. An order made by the court of chancery, upon a motion or petition, in the nature of a decree. 2 Dan. Ch. Pr. 637. ... more

DECRETALS
eccles. law. The decretals are canononical epistles, written by the pope alone, or by the pope and cardinals, at the instance or suit of some one... more

DEDI
conveyancing. I have given. This word amounts to a warranty in law, when it is in a deed, for example, if in a deed it be said,... more

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