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Solemn appropriation. It may be expressed or implied.
2. An express dedication of property to public use is made by a direct
appropriation of... more
practice. The name of a writ to commission private. persons to
do some act in the place of a judge, as, to administer an oath of... more
DEDIMUS POTESTATEM DE ATTORNO FACIENCDO
The name of a writ which was
formerly issued by authority of the crown in England to authorize an
attorney to appear for a defendant.
conveyancing, contracts. A writing or instrument, under seal,
containing some contract or agreement, and which has been delivered by the
parties. Co. Litt. 171, 2 Bl. Com.... more
contracts. A deed made by one party only is not
polled or shaved quite even, and is, for this reason, called a deed poll,
or single... more
practice, contracts. The reduction of the claim of
one of the
contracting parties against the other, by deducting from it a smaller claim
due from the former to... more
tort. The speaking slanderous words of a person so as, de
bona fama aliquid detrahere, to hurt his good fame. Vide Slander.
2. In the... more
The neglect to perform a legal obligation or duty, but in
technical language by default is often understood the non-appearance of the
defendant within the time... more
contracts, torts. By the 4th section of the English statute of
frauds, 29 Car. H., c. 3, it is enacted that "no action shall be brought... more
com. law. One who is deficient in his accounts, or falls in
making his accounts correct.
contracts, conveyancing. An instrument which defeats the
force or operation of some other deed or estate. That, which in the same
deed is called a condition, in... more
What may be undone or annulled.
The want of something required by law.
2. It is a general rule that pleadings shall have these two requisites,
1. A matter sufficient... more
torts. A forcible resistance of an attack by force.
2. A man is justified, in defending his person, that of his wife,
children, and servants,... more
pleading, practice. It is defined to be the denial of the
or validity of the complaint, and does not signify a justification. It is a
general assertion... more
To forbid. This word is used in some old English
statutes in the
sense it has in French, namely, to forbid. 5 Pic. 2, c.... more
A party who is sued in a personal action. Vide Demandant,
Par- ties to Actions, Pursuer, and Com. Dig. Abatement, F, Action upon the
case upon... more
DEFENDANT IN ERROR
A party against whom a writ of error is sued out.
canon law. The name by which the defendant or respondent is
known in the ecclesiastical courts.
The defence or mode of propounding a defence in
the spiritual courts, is so called.