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Eng. law. To deprive a person of the privilege of
forma pauperis. (q. v.)
2. When a person has been admitted to sue in... more
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
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
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.
pleading. This is a word with a technical meaning,
inserted in an indictment for forcible entry and detainer, has all the
force of the words... more
torts. One who is wrongfully put out of possession of
torts. The privation of seisin. It takes the seisin or
from one man and places it in another. It is an ouster of the rightful
owner from... more
torts. One who puts another out of the possession of
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
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
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
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
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.
To take an keep any personal chattel in custody, as a
distress. (q. v.)
One who makes a distress of goods and chattels to enforce
remedies. A distress is defined to be, the taking of a
chattel, without legal process, from the possession of the wrong doer, into
the hands of the... more
English practice. A process commanding the
distrain a person from time to time, and continually afterwards, by taking
his goods by way of pledge, to enforce... more
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
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
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