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Eng. law. The name of a writ which lay in favor of a
widow, when it was found by office that the kings tenant was seised... more
DOTE UNDE NIHIL HABET
The name of a writ of dower which a widow sues
against the tenant, who bought land of her hushand in his lifetime, and in
Twofold, as, double cost, double insurance, double plea.
practice. According to the English law, when double costs
are given by the statute, the term is not to be understood, according to
its literal import,... more
A term used among merchants to signify that books of
account are kept in such a manner that they present the debit and credit of
contracts. Where the insured makes, two insurances on
the same risk, and the same interest. 12 Mass. 214. It differs from
re-insurance in this, that it is... more
The alleging, for one single purpose, two or more distinct
grounds of defence, when one of them would be as effectual in law, as both
A common recovery is sometimes suffered with double
voucher, which occurs when the person first vouched to warranty, comes in
and vouches over a third person.... more
When a tenant, bound to repair, suffers a house to be
wasted, and then unlawfully fells timber to repair it, he is said to commit
The uncertainty which exists in relation to a fact, a
or other thing, or it is an equipoise of the mind arising from an equality
The name of a well known bird.
2. Doves are animals ferae naturae, and not the subject of larceny,
unless they are in the... more
A widow endowed, one who has a jointure.
2. In England, this is a title or addition given to the widows of
princes, dukes,... more
An estate for life, which the law gives the widow in the third
part of the lands and tenements, or hereditaments of which the hushand,... more
DOWER UNDE NIHIL HABET
This is a writ of right in its nature. It lies
only against the tenant of the freehold. 12 Mass. 415 2 Saund. 43, note... more
A woman entitled to dower.
2. In order to entitle a woman to the rights of a dowress at common law,
she must have... more
Formerly applied to mean that which a woman brings to her
in marriage, this is now called a portion. This word is sometimes
confounded with dower.... more
An interpreter employed in the east, and particularly at the
2. The Act of Congress of August 26, 1842, c. 201, s.... more
Conveying the water from one place to another, for the
drying the former
2. The right of draining water through another maps land.... more
com. law. An allowance made by the government to merchants on
the reexportation of certain imported goods liable to duties, which, in
some cases, consists of the... more
A person to whom a bill of exchange is addressed, and who is
requested to pay the amount of money therein mentioned.
2. The... more
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