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DANE-LAGE
Eng. law. That system of laws which was maintained in England while the Danes had possession of the country. ... more

DANGERS OF THE SEA
mar. law. This phrase is sometimes put in bills of lading, the master of the ship agreeing to deliver the goods therein mentioned to the consignee, who... more

DARREIN
A corruption of the French word "dernier," the last. It is sometimes used as, "darrein continuance," the last continuance. When any matter has arisen in discharge... more

DARREIN SEISIN
The name of a plea to a writ of entry or a writ of right. 3 Met. 175. ... more

DATE
The designation or indication in an instrument of writing, of the time, and usually of the time and place, when and where it was made.... more

DATION
civil law, contracts. The act of giving something. It differs from donation, which is a gift, dation, on the contrary, is giving something without any liberality, as,... more

DATION EN PAIEMFNT
civil law. This term is used in Louisiana, it signifies that, when instead of paying a sum of money due on a pre-existing debt, the debtor gives... more

DATIVE
That which may be given or disposed of at will and pleasure. It sometimes means that which is not cast upon the party by the... more

DAUGHTER
An immediate female descendant. See Son. ... more

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
In Latin, nurus, is the wife of ones son. ... more

DAY
A division of time. It is natural, and then it consists of twenty-four hours, or the space of time which elapses while the earth makes a... more

DAY BOOK
mer. law. An account book, in which merchants and others make entries of their daily transactions. This is generally a book of original entries, and as such... more

DAY RULE, or DAY WRIT
English practice. A rule or order of the court, by which a prisoner on civil process, and not committed, is enabled, in term time, to go out of... more

DAYS IN BANK
Eng. practice. Days of appearance in the court of common pleas, usually called bancum. They are at the distance of about a week from each other, and... more

DAYS OF GRACE
Certain days after the time limited by the bill or note, which the acceptor or drawer has a right to demand for payment of the... more

DAYS OF THE WEEK
These are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. See Week. 2. The court will take judicial notice of the days of the week -... more

DE
A preposition used in many Latin phrases - as, de bone esse, de bonis non. ... more

DE ARBITRATIONE FACTA, WRIT
In the ancient English law, when an action was brought for the same cause of action which had been before settled by arbitration, this writ was... more

DE BENE ESSE
practice. A technical phrase applied to certain proceedings which are deemed to be well done for the present, or until an exception or other avoidance, that is, conditionally,... more

DE BONIS NON
This phrase is used in cases where the goods of a deceased person have not all been administered. When an executor or administrator has been appointed, and... more

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