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DOMESDAY, or DOMESDAY-BOOK
An ancient record made in the time of William the Conqueror, and now remaining in the English exchequer, consisting of two volumes of unequal sizes, containing surveys... more

DOMESTICS
Those who reside in the same house with the master they serve the term does not extend to workmen or laborers employed out of doors. 5 Binn.... more

DOMICIL
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

DOMINANT
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 example,... more

DOMINION
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

DOMINIUM
empire, domain. It is of three kinds: 1, Directum dominium, or usufructuary dominion, dominium utile, as between landlord and tenenant, or, 2. It is to full property, and... more

DOMITAE
Subdued, tame,. not wild, as, animals domitae, which are tame or domestic animals. ... more

DOMO REPARANDO
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. ... more

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

DONATION
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

DONATION INTER
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

DONEE
He to whom a gift is made, or a bequest given, one who is invested with a power to select an appointee, he is sometimes called... more

DONOR
He who makes a gift. (q. v.) ... more

DOOM
This word formerly signified a judgment. T. L. ... more

DORMANT PARTNER
One who is a participant in the profits of a firm, but his name being concealed, his interest is not apparent. See Partners, ... more

DOOR
The place of usual entrance in a house, or into a room in the house. 2. To authorize the breach of an outer door... more

DOT
This French word is adopted in Louisiana. It signifies the fortune, portion, or dowry, which a woman brings to her hushand by the marriage. 6 N. S.... more

DOTAL PROPERTY
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

DOTATION
French law. The act by which the founder of a hospital, or other charity, endows it with property to fulfil its destination. ... more

DOTE
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

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