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DOMESDAY, or DOMESDAY-BOOK
An ancient record made in the time of
the Conqueror, and now remaining in the English exchequer, consisting of
two volumes of unequal sizes, containing surveys... more
Those who reside in the same house with the master they
the term does not extend to workmen or laborers employed out of doors. 5
The place where a person has fixed his ordinary dwelling,
without a present intention of removal. 10 Mass. 488, 8 Cranch, 278, Ersk.
Pr. of Law... more
estates. In the civil law, this term is used to signify the
estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate, for
The right of the owner of a thing to use it or dispose
of it at
his pleasure. See Domain, 1 Whites New Coll. 85, Jacobs... more
empire, domain. It is of three kinds: 1, Directum
usufructuary dominion, dominium utile, as between landlord and tenenant,
or, 2. It is to full property, and... more
Subdued, tame,. not wild, as, animals domitae, which are
the name of an ancient writ in favor of a party who was
in danger of being injured by the fall, of his neighbors house.
DONATIO MORTIS CAUSA
contracts, legacies. A gift in prospect of death.
When a person in sickness, apprehend ing his dissolution near, delivers, or
causes to be delivered to another, the... more
contracts. The act by which the owner of a thing, voluntarily
transfers the title and possession of the same, from himself to another
person, without any consideration,... more
Vivos, contracts. A contract which takes place by the
mutual consent, of the giver, who divests himself of the thing given in
order to transmit the... more
He to whom a gift is made, or a bequest given, one who is
with a power to select an appointee, he is sometimes called... more
He who makes a gift. (q. v.)
This word formerly signified a judgment. T. L.
One who is a participant in the profits of a firm, but
his name being concealed, his interest is not apparent. See Partners,
The place of usual entrance in a house, or into a room in
2. To authorize the breach of an outer door... more
This French word is adopted in Louisiana. It signifies the
portion, or dowry, which a woman brings to her hushand by the marriage. 6
N. S.... more
By the civil law, and in Louisiana, by this term is
understood that property, which the wife brings to the hushand to assist
him in bearing... more
French law. The act by which the founder of a hospital, or
other charity, endows it with property to fulfil its destination.
Span. law. The property which the wife gives to the hushand on
account of marriage.
2. It is divided into adventitia and profectitia, the former... more