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DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OF THE UNITED STATES
There shall be appointed, in each judicial district, a meet person, learned in the law, to act as attorney of the United States in such district,... more

DISTRICT COURT
The name of one of the courts of the United States. It is held by a judge, called the district judge. Several courts under the same name... more

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The name of a district of country, ten miles square, situate between the states of Maryland and Virginia, over which the national government has exclusive jurisdiction.... more

DISTRINGAS
remedies. A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to distrain one of his goods and chattels, to enforce his compliance of what is required of him,... more

DISTURBANCE
torts. A wrong done to an incorporeal hereditament, by hindering or disquieting the owner in the enjoyment of it. Finch. L. 187, 3 Bl. Com. 235, 1... more

DIVIDEND
A portion of the principal, or profits, divided among several owners of a thing. 2. The term is usually applied to the division of... more

DIVISIBLE
The susceptibility of being divided. 2. A contract cannot, in general, be divided in such a manner that an action may be brought, or... more

DIVISION
Eng. law. A particular and ascertained part of a county. In Lincolnshire, division means what riding does in Yorkshire. ... more

DIVISION OF OPINION
When, in a company or society, the parties having a right to vote are so divided that there is not a plurality of the whole in favor... more

DIVORCE
The dissolution of a marriage contracted between a man and a woman, by the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, or by an act of... more

DOCKET
practice. A formal record of judicial proceedings. 2. The docket should contain the names of the parties, and a minute of every proceeding in the... more

DOCTORS COMMONS
A building in London used for a college of civilians. Here the judge of the court of arches, the judge of the admiralty, and the judge... more

DOCUMENTS
evidence. The deeds, agreements, title papers, letters, receipts, and other written instruments used to prove a fact. Among the civilians, by documents is also understood evidence delivered... more

DOG
A well known domestic animal. In almost all languages this word is, a term or name of contumely or reproach. See 3 Bulst. 226, 2 Mod.... more

DOGMA
civil law. This word is used in the first chapter, first section, of the second Novel, and signifies an ordinance of the senate. See also Dig. 27, 1,... more

DOLI CAPAX
Capable of deceit, mischief, having knowledge of right and wrong. See Discretion, Criminal law, 2. ... more

DOLLAR
money. A silver coin of the United States of the value of one hundred cents, or tenth part of an eagle. 2. It weighs four... more

DOLUS
civil law. A fraudulent address or trick used to deceive some one, a fraud. Dig. 4, 3, 1, Code, 2, 21. 2. Dolus differs from fault... more

DOMAIN
It signifies sometimes, dominion, territory governed - sometimes, possession, estate - and sometimes, land about the mansion house of a lord. By domain is also understood the... more

DOME-BOOK, DOOM-BOOK or DOM-BEC
A book in which Alfred the Great, of England, after uniting the Saxon heptarchy, collected the various customs dispersed through the kingdom, and digested them into... more

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