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practice, evidence. To deprive one of credit or
2. In general, a party may discredit a witness called by the opposite
party, who testifies against... more
A difference between one thing and another, between one
writing and another, a variance. (q. v.)
2. Discrepancies are material and immaterial. A discrepancy... more
practice. When it is said that something is left to the
discretion of a judge, it signifies that he ought to decide according to
the rules of... more
crim. law. The ability to know and distinguish between good
and evil, between what is lawful and what is unlawful.
2. The age at which... more
Those which cannot be duly administered
application of a certain degree of prudence and judgment, as when a fund is
given to trustees to be... more
civil law. A proceeding, on the part of a surety, by which.
the property of the principal debtor is made liable before resort can be
had to... more
The act of depriving a member of a corporation of his
right as such, by expulsion. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 192.
2. It differs... more
Ignominy, shame, dishonor. No witness is required to
disgrace himself. 13 How. St. Tr. 17, 334, 16 How. St. Tr. 161. Vide
Crimination, To Degrade.
Disinheritance, depriving one of an inheritance. Obsolete.
One who disinherits, or puts another out of his freehold.
contr. This term is applied to the nonfulfilment of
commercial engagements. To dishonor a bill of exchange, or a promissory
note, is to refuse or neglect to... more
civil law. The act of depriving a forced heir of the
inheritance which the law gives him.
2. In Louisiana, forced heirs may be deprived... more
The act by which a person deprives his heir of an
inheritance, who, without such act, would inherit.
2. By the common law, any... more
One who has no interest in the cause or
is-sue, and who is lawfully competent to testify.
2. In North Carolina and Tennessee,... more
One which is placed between two contraries, by the
affirming of one of which, the other is taken away: it is usually expressed
by the word... more
Another name for tithes. Dime, (q. v.) a piece of federal
is sometimes improperly written disme.
TO DISMISS A CAUSE
practice. A term used in courts of chancery for
removing a cause out of court without any further hearing.
The want of submission to the orders of a superior.
2. In the army, disobedience is a misdemeanor.
3. For disobedience to... more
crim. law. A house, the inmates of which believe so
badly as to become a nuisance to the neighborhood.
2. The keeper of such house... more
An injury by union or comparison with some person
of inferior rank or excellence, as, while the infant was in ward, by the
English law,... more
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