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This Latin term signifies that something is wanting. It
to express the deficiency which is discovered in the accounts of an
accountant, or in the... more
An ascertained number, the term is usually
applied in op-
position to an indefinite number.
2. When there is a definite number of corporators,... more
An enumerition of the principal ideas of which a compound
idea is formed, to ascertain and explain its nature and character, or it is
that which... more
That which terminates a suit a definitive sentence or
judgment is put in opposition to an interlocutory judgment, final. (q. v.)
The act by which a woman is deprived of her virginity.
2. When this is done unlawfully, and against her will, it bears... more
One who wrongfully keeps the owner of lands and tenements
out of the possession of them. 2 Bl. Com. 350.
To withhold lands or tenements from the right owner.
a word of art which cannot be supplied by any other word. Co. Litt. 331... more
tort. In its most extensive sense it signifies the holding
of any lands or tenements to which another person has a right, Co . Litt.
277, so... more
Scotch law. The opposition given, or resistance made, to
messengers or other officers, while they are employed in executing the law.
2. This crime is... more
A term used for one that is deceased or dead. In some acts of
assembly in Pennsylvania, such deceased person is called a decedent. (q.
punishment, ecclesiastical law. A censure by which a
man is deprived of his holy orders, which he had as a priest or deacon.
TO DEGRADE, DEGRADING
To, sink or lower a person in the estimation of
2. As a mans character is of great importance to him, and... more
descents. This word is derived from the French degre, which is
itself taken from the Latin gradus, and signifies literally, a step in a
stairway, or the... more
measures. In angular measures, a degree is equal to sixty
minutes, or the thirtieth part of a sine. Vide Measure.
persons. By. degree, is understood the state or condition of a
person. The ancient English statute of additions, for example, requires
that in process, for the better... more
academical. Marks of distinction conferred on students, in
testimony of their proficiency in arts and sciences. They are of pontifical
origin. See 1 Schmidts Thesaurus, 144, Vicat,... more
Out of, without. By this word is understood something out
record, agreement, will, or other thing spoken of, something foreign to the
matter in question.
The judgment of God. This name was given to the barbarous
and superstitious trial by ordeal.
contracts. A del credere commission is one under which the
agent, in consideration of an additional premium, engages to insure to his
principal not only the solvency... more
The name of one of the original states of the United
America. For a time the counties of this state were connected with
Pennsylvania, under... more