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TO DISPAUPER
Eng. law. To deprive a person of the privilege of suing in forma pauperis. (q. v.) 2. When a person has been admitted to sue in... more

DISPENSATION
A relaxation of law for the benefit or advantage of an individual. In the United States, no power exists, except in the legislature, to dispense with... more

TO DISPONE
Scotch law. This is a technical word, which implies, it is said, a transfer of feudal property by a particular deed, and is not equivalent to the... more

DISPOSITION
French law. This word has several accept-ations, sometimes it signifies the effective marks of the will of some person, and at others the instrument containing those marks. ... more

DISSEISED
pleading. This is a word with a technical meaning, which, when inserted in an indictment for forcible entry and detainer, has all the force of the words... more

DISSEISEE
torts. One who is wrongfully put out of possession of his lands. ... more

DISSEISIN
torts. The privation of seisin. It takes the seisin or estate from one man and places it in another. It is an ouster of the rightful owner from... more

DISSEISOR
torts. One who puts another out of the possession of his lands wrongfully. ... more

DISSENT
contracts. A disagreement to something which has been done. It is express or implied. 2. The law presumes that every person to whom a conveyance... more

DISSOLUTION
contracts. The dissolution of a contract, is the annulling its effects between the contracting parties. 2. This dissolution of a partnership, is the putting an... more

DISSOLUTION
practice. The act of rendering a legal proceeding null, or changing its character, as, a foreign attachment in Pennsylvania is: dissolved by entering bail to the action.... more

TO DISSUADE
crim. law. To induce a person not to do an act. 2. To dissuade a witness from giving evidence against a person indicted, is an... more

DISTRACTED PERSON
This term is used in the statutes of Illinois, Rev. Laws of Ill. 1833, p. 332, and New Hampshire, Dig. Laws of N. H. 1830, p. 339,... more

TO DISTRAIN
To take an keep any personal chattel in custody, as a distress. (q. v.) ... more

DISTRAINOR
One who makes a distress of goods and chattels to enforce some right. ... more

DISTRESS
remedies. A distress is defined to be, the taking of a personal chattel, without legal process, from the possession of the wrong doer, into the hands of the... more

DISTRESS INFINITE
English practice. A process commanding the sheriff to distrain a person from time to time, and continually afterwards, by taking his goods by way of pledge, to enforce... more

DISTRIBUTION
By this term is understood the division of an intestates estate according to law. 2. The English statute of 22 and 23 Car. II.... more

DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE
That virtue, whose object it is to distribute rewards and punishments to every one according to his merits or demerits. Tr. of Eq. 3, Lepage, El.... more

DISTRICT
A certain portion of the country, separated from the rest for some special purposes. The United States are divided into judicial districts, in each of which is... more

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