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DEDICATION
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

DEDIMUS
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. ... more

DEED
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

DEED POLL
contracts. A deed made by one party only is not indented, but polled or shaved quite even, and is, for this reason, called a deed poll, or single... more

DEFALCATION
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

DEFAMATION
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

DEFAULT
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

DEFAULT
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

DEFAULTER
com. law. One who is deficient in his accounts, or falls in making his accounts correct. ... more

DEFEASANCE
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

DEFEASIBLE
What may be undone or annulled. ... more

DEFECT
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

DEFENCE
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

DEFENCE
pleading, practice. It is defined to be the denial of the truth or validity of the complaint, and does not signify a justification. It is a general assertion... more

TO DEFEND
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

DEFENDANT
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. ... more

DEFENDER
canon law. The name by which the defendant or respondent is known in the ecclesiastical courts. ... more

DEFENSIVE ALLEGATION
The defence or mode of propounding a defence in the spiritual courts, is so called. ... more

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