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DE BONIS PROPRIIS
Of his own goods. When an executor or administrator has been guilty of a devastavit, (q. v.) he is responsible for the loss which the estate... more

DE CONTUMACE CAPIENDO
The name of a writ issued for the arrest of a defendant who is in contempt of the ecclesiastical court. 1 Nev. & Per. 680, 685,... more

DE DOMO REPARANDA
The name of an ancient common law writ, by which one tenant in common might compel his co-tenant to concur in the expense of repairing the... more

DE DONIS, STATUTE
The name of an English statute passed the 13 Edwd. I. c. 1, the real design of which was to introduce perpetuities, and to strengthen the power... more

DE FACTO
i. e. in deed. A term used to denote a thing actually done, a president of the United States de facto is one in the exercise... more

DE HOMINE REPLEGIANDO
The name of a writ which is used to replevy a man out of prison, or out of the custody of a private person. See Homine replegiando, Writ... more

DE INJURIA
pleading. The name of a replication in an action for a tort, that the defendant committed the trespasses or crrievances of his own wrong, without the cause by,him... more

DE JUDAISMO, STATUTUM
The name of a statute passed in the reign of Edw. I., which enacted severe and absurd penalties against the Jews. Barr. on Stat. 197. 2.... more

DE JURE
by right. Vide De facto. ... more

DE LUNATICO INQUIRENDO
The name of a writ directed to the sheriff, directing him to inquire by good and lawful men whether the party charged is, a lunatic or... more

DE MEDIETATE LINGUAE
Of half tongue. Vide Medietas linguae. ... more

DE MELIORIBUS DAMNIS
Of the better damages. When a plaintiff has sued several defendants, and the damages have been assessed severally against each, he has the choice of selecting... more

DE MERCATORIBUS
This is the name of a statute passed in the 11 Edw. I., it is usually called the statute of Acton Burnell De Mercatoribus. It was passed... more

DE NOVO
Anew. afresh. When a judgment upon an issue in part is reversed on error, for some mistake made by the court, in the course of the... more

DE NOVI OPERIS NUNCIATIONE
Civil law. Where a thiug is intended to be done against another mans right, the party aggrieved may have in many cases, according to the civilians, an... more

DE ODIO ET ATIA
These words sisignify "from hatred and ill will." When a person was committed on a charge of a crime, from such a motive, he could sue the... more

DE PARTITIONE FACIENDA
The name of a writ for making partition. Vide Partition. ... more

DE PROPRIETATE PROBANDA
Eng. Practice. The name of a writ which issues in a case of replevin when the defendant claims property in the chattels replevied, and the sheriff makes... more

DE QUOTA LITIS
The name of a part or contract, in the civil law, by which one who has a claim difficult to recover, agrees with another to... more

DE REPARATIONE FACIENDA
The name of a writ which lies by one tenant in common against the other, to cause him to aid in repairing the common propert. 8... more

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