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DOTE ASSIGNANDO
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 which... more

DOUBLE
Twofold, as, double cost, double insurance, double plea. ... more

DOUBLE COSTS
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

DOUBLE ENTRY
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 every... more

DOUBLE INSURANCE
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

DOUBLE PLEA
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 or... more

DOUBLE VOUCHER
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

DOUBLE WASTE
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 double... more

DOUBT
The uncertainty which exists in relation to a fact, a proposition, or other thing, or it is an equipoise of the mind arising from an equality of... more

DOVE
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

DOWAGER
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

DOWER
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

DOWRESS
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

DOWRY
Formerly applied to mean that which a woman brings to her hushand in marriage, this is now called a portion. This word is sometimes confounded with dower.... more

DRAGOMAN
An interpreter employed in the east, and particularly at the Turkish court. 2. The Act of Congress of August 26, 1842, c. 201, s.... more

DRAIN
Conveying the water from one place to another, for the purpose of drying the former 2. The right of draining water through another maps land.... more

DRAwhACK
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

DRAWEE
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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