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E CONVERSO
On the other side or hand, on the contrary. ... more

E PLURIBUS UNUM
One from more. The motto of the arms of the United States. ... more

EAGLE
money. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars. It weighs two hundred and fifty-eight grains. Of one thousand parts, nine hundred... more

EAR-WITNESS
One who attests to things he has heard himself. ... more

EARL
Eng. law. A title of nobility next below a marquis and above a viscount. 2. Earls were anciently called comites, because they were wont comitari regem,... more

EARLDOM
The seigniory of an earl, the title and dignity of an earl. ... more

EARNEST
contracts. The payment of a part of the price of goods sold, or the delivery of part of such goods, for the purpose of binding the contract. ... more

EASEMENTS
estates. An easement is defined to be a liberty privilege or advantage, which one man may have in the lands of another, without profit, it may arise... more

EASTER TERM
Eng. law. One of the four terms of the courts. It is now a fixed term beginning on the 15th of April and ending the 8th... more

EAT INDE SINE DIE
Words used on an acquittal, or when a prisoner is to be discharged, that he may go without day, that is, that he be dismissed. Danes... more

EAVES-DROPPERS
crim. law. Persons as wait under walls or windows or the eaves of a house, to listen to discourses, and thereupon to frame mischievous tales. 2. The... more

ECCHYMOSIS
med. jur. Blackness. It is an extravasation of blood by rupture of capillary vessels, and hence it follows contusion, but it may exist, as in cases of... more

ECCLESIA
In classical Greek this word signifies any assembly, and in this sense it is used in Acts xix. 39. But ordinarily, in the New Testament, the... more

ECCLESIASTIC
A clergyman, one destined to the divine ministry, as, a bishop, a priest, a deacon. Dom. Lois Civ. liv. prel. t. 2, s. 2, n.... more

ECCLESIASTICAL
Belonging to, or set apart for the church, as, distinguished from civil or secular. Vide Church. ... more

ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS
English law. Courts held by the kings authority as supreme governor of the church, for matters which chiefly concern religion. 2. There are ten courts... more

ECCLESIASTICAL LAW
By this phrase it is intended to include all those rules which govern ecclesiastical tribunals. Vide Law Canon. ... more

ECCLESIASTICS
canon law. Those persons who compose the hierarchial state of the church. They are regular and secular. Aso & Man. Inst. B. 2, t. 5, c. 4, 1. ... more

ECLAMPSIA PARTURIENTIUM
med. jur. The name of a disease accompanied by apoplectic convulsions, and which produces aberration of mind at childbirth. The word Eclampsia is of Greek origin -... more

EDICT
A law ordained by the sovereign, by which he forbids or commands something it extends either to the whole country, or only to some particular provinces. ... more

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