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DENUNCIATION
crim. law. This term is used by the civilians to signify the act by which au individual informs a public officer, whose duty it is to prosecute... more

DEODAND
English law. This word is derived from Deo dandum, to be given to God, and is used to designate the instrument, whether it be an animal... more

DEPARTMENT
A portion of a country. In France, the country is divided into departments, which are somewhat similar to the counties in this country. The United States... more

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
government. The Act of April 80, 1798, 1 Storys Laws, 498, establishes an executive department, under the denomination of the department of the navy, the chief officer of... more

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
government. The laws of the United States provide that there shall be an executive department, denominated the department of state, and a principal officer therein, called the... more

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES
government. The department of the treasury is constituted of the following officers, namely: the secretary of the treasury, (q. v.) the head of the department, two comptrollers, five... more

DEPARTMENT OF WAR
government. The act of August 7, 1789, 1 Storys Laws, 31, creates an executive department, to be denominated the department of war, and there shall be a principal... more

DEPARTURE
pleading. Said to be when a party quits or departs from the case, or defence, which he has first made, and has recourse to another, it is... more

DEPARTURE
maritime law. A deviation from the course of the voyage insured. 2. A departure is justifiable or not justifiable it is justifiable ill consequence of the stress... more

DEPENDENCY
A territory distinct from the country in which the supreme sovereign, power resides, but belonging rightfully to it, and subject to the laws and regulations which... more

DEPENDENT CONTRACT
One which it is not the duty of the contractor to perform, until some obligation contained in the same agreement has been performed by the other... more

DEPONENT
witness. One who gives information, on oath or affirmation, respecting some facts known to him, before a magistrate he who makes a deposition. ... more

DEPOPULATION
In its most proper signification, is the destruction of the people of a country or place. This word is, however, taken rather in a passive than an... more

DEPORTATION
civil law. Among the Romans a perpetual banishment, depriving the banished of his rights as a citizen, it differed from relegation (q. v.) and exile. (q. v.).... more

TO DEPOSE
practice. To make a deposition, to give testimony as a witness. ... more

TO DEPOSE
rights. The act of depriving an individual of a public employment or office, against his will. Wolff, 1063. The term is usually applied to the deprivation of... more

DEPOSIT
contracts. Usually defined to be a naked bailment of goods to be kept for the bailor, without reward, and to be returned when he shall require it. Jones... more

DEPOSITARY
contracts. He with whom a deposit is confided or made. 2. It is, the essence of the contract of deposits that it should be gratuitous... more

DEPOSITION
evidence. The testimony of a witness reduced to writing, in due form of law, taken by virtue of a commission or other authority of a competent tribunal. ... more

DEPOSITION
eccl. law. The act of depriving a clergyman, by a competent tribunal, of his clerical orders, to punish him for some offence, and to prevent his acting... more

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