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DE RETORNO HABENDO
The name of a writ issued after a judgment has been given in replevin, that the defendant should have a return of the goods replevied. See... more

DE SON TORT
Of his own wrong. This term is usually applied to a person who, having no right to meddle with the affairs or estate of a... more

DE SON TORT DEMESNE
Of his own wrong, pleading. The name of a replication in an action for a wrong or injury. When the defendant pleads a matter merely in excuse... more

DE UNA PARTE
A deed de una parte, is one where only one party grants, gives, or binds himself to do.a thing to another. It differs from a... more

DE WARRANTIA DIEI, WRIT
Eng. law. Where a man is required to appear on a certain day in person, and before that day the king certifies that the party is in the... more

DEACON
Eccl. law. A minister or servant in the church whose office, in some churches, is to assist the priest in divine service, and the distribution of the... more

DEAD
Something which has no life, figuratively, something of no value. ... more

DEAD BODY
crim. law. A corpse. 2. To take up a dead body without lawful authority, even for the purposes of dissection, is a misdemeanor, for which... more

DEAD-BORN
descent, persons. Children dead-born are considered, in law, as if they had never been conceived, so that no one can claim a title, by descent, through such... more

DEAD FREIGHT
contracts. When the charterer of a vessel has shipped part of the goods on board, and is not ready to ship the remainder, the master, unless restrained by... more

DEAD MANS PART
English law. By the custom of London, when a deceased freeman of the city left a widow and children, after deducting what was calledthe widows chamber, (q.v.)... more

DEAD LETTERS
Those which remain in the post-office, uncalled for. By the Act of March 8, 1825, 3 Story. L. U. S. 1993, it is enacted, by 26,... more

DEAD-PLEDGE
A mortgage of lands or goods - mortuum vadium. ... more

DEAF AND DUMB
No definition is requisite, as the words are sufficiently known. A person deaf and dumb is doli capax but with such persons who have not been educated,... more

DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND
A man born deaf, dumb, and blind, is considered an idiot. (q. v.) 1 Bl. Com. 304, F. N. B. 233, 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2111. ... more

DEALINGS
Traffic, trade, the transaction of business between two or more persons. 2. The English statute 6 Geo. IV. c. 16, s. 81, declares all dealings with... more

DEAN
eccl. law. An ecelesiastictl officer, who derives his name from the fact that he presides over ten canons, or, prebondaries, at least. There are several kinds of deans,... more

DEATH
med. jur., crim. law, evidence. The cessation of life. 2. It is either natural, as when it happens in the usual course, without any violence,... more

DEATH BED
Scotch law. The incapacity to exercise the power of disposing of ones property after being attacked with a mortal disease. 2. It commences with the beginning... more

DEATH BED OR DYING DECLARATIONS
In cases of homicide, those which are made in extremis, when the person making them is conscious of his danger and has given up all hopes... more

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