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DEATHS PART
English law. That portion of the personal estate of a deceased man which remained after his wife and children had received their reasonable parts from his estate, which... more

DEBATE
legislation, practice. A contestation between two or more persons, in which they take different sides of a question, and maintain them, respectively, by facts and arguments, or... more

DEBENTURE
A certificate given, in pursuance of law, by the collector of a port of entry, for a certain sum, due by the United States, payable at... more

DEBET ET DETINET
pleading. He owes and detains. In an action of.debt, the form of the writ is either in the debet and detinet, that is, it states that the... more

DEBIT
accounts, commerce. A term used in book-keeping, to express the left-hand page of the ledger, to which are carried all the articles supplied or paid on the... more

DEBITUM IN PRAESENTI, SOLVENDUM IN FUTURO
A debt due at present, to be paid in future. There is a difference between debt payable now and one payable at a future time. On... more

DEBT
contracts. A sum of money due by certain and express agreement. 3 Bl. Com. 154. In a less technical sense, as in the "act to regulate arbitrations... more

DEBT
remedies. The name of an action used for the recovery of a debt eo nomine and in numero though damages are generally awarded for the detention of... more

DEBTEE
One to whom a debt is due a creditor, as, debtee executor. 3 Bl. Com. 18. ... more

DEBTOR
contracts. One who owes a debt, he who may be constrained to pay what he owes. 2. A debtor is bound to pay his debt personally, and... more

DECAPITATION
punishment. The punishment of putting a person to death by taking off his head. ... more

DECEDENT
In the acts of descent and distribution in Pennsylvania, this word is frequently used for a deceased person, testate or intestate. ... more

DECEIT
tort. A fraudulent. misrepresentation or contrivance, by which one man deceives another, who has no means of detecting the fraud, to the injury and damage of the... more

TO DECEIVE
To induce another either by words or actions, to take that for true which is not so. Wolff, Inst. Nat. 356. ... more

DECEM TALES
practice. In the English law this is a writ which gives to the sheriff apponere decem tales, i. e. to appoint ten such men for the supply of... more

DECENNARY
Eng. law. A town or tithing, consisting originally of ten families of freeholders. Ten tithings composed a hundred. 1 Bl. Com. 114. ... more

DECIES TANTUM
Eng. law. The name of an obsolete writ which formerly lay against a juror who had taken money for giving his verdict, called so, because it was sued... more

DECMATION
The punishment of every tenth soldier by lot, was, among the Romans, called decimation. ... more

DECIME
A French coin, of the value of a tenth part of a franc, or nearly two cents. ... more

DECISION
practice. A judgment given by a competent tribunal. The French lawyers call the opinions which they give on questions propounded to them, decisions. Vide Inst. 1, 2, 8... more

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