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EQUITABLE MORTGAGE
Eng. law. The deposit of title-deeds, by the owner of an estate, with a person from whom he has borrowed money, with an accompanying agreement to execute a... more

EQUITY
In the early history of the law, the sense affixed to this word was exceedingly vague and uncertain. This was owing, in part, to the... more

EQUITY, COURT OF
A court of equity is one which administers justice, where there are no legal rights, or legal rights, but courts of law do not afford a... more

EQUITY OF REDEMPTION
A right which the mortgagee of an estate has of redeeming it, after it has been forfeited at law by the non-payment at, the time appointed... more

EQUIVALENT
Of the same value. Sometimes a condition must be literally accomplished in forma specifica, but some may be fulfilled by an equivalent, per oequi polens, when... more

EQUIVOCAL
What has a double sense. 2. In the construction of contracts, it is a general rule that when an expression may be taken in... more

EQUULEUS
The name of a kind of rack for extorting confessions. Encyc. Lond. ... more

ERASURE
contracts, evidence. The obliteration of a writing, it will render it void or not under the same circumstances as an interlineation. (q. v.) Vide 5 Pet. S.... more

EREGIMUS
We have erected. In England, whenever the. right of creating or granting a new office is vested in the king, he must use proper words for the... more

EROTIC MANIA
med. jur. A name given to a morbid activity of the sexual propensity. It is a disease or morbid affection of the mind, which fills it with... more

ERROR
A mistake in judgment or deviation from the truth, in matters of fact and from the law in matters of judgment. 2. - 1... more

ERROR, WRIT OF
A writ of error is one issued fro a superior to an inferior court, for the purpose of bringing up the record and correcting an alleged... more

ESCAPE
An escape is tho deliverance of a person who is lawfully imprisoned, out of prison, before such a person is entitled to such deliverance by law.... more

ESCAPE, WARRANT
A warrant issued in England against a person who being charged in custody in the kings bench or Fleet prison, in execution or mesne process, escapes... more

ESCHEAT
title to lands. According to the English law, escheat denotes an obstruction of the course of descent, and a consequent determination of the tenure, by some unforeseen contingency,... more

ESCHEATOR
The name of an officer whose duties are generally to ascertain what escheats have taken place, and to prosecute the claim of the commonwealth for the purpose... more

ESCROW
conveyancing, contracts. A conditional delivery of a deed to a stranger, and not to the grantee himself, until certain conditions shall be performed, and then it is... more

ESCUAGE
old Eng. law. Service of the shield. Tenants who hold their land by escuage, hold by knights service. 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 272, Littl. s. 95, 86 b. ... more

ESNECY
Eldership. In the English law, this word signifies the right which the eldest coparcener of lands has to choose one of the parts of the estate... more

ESPLEES
The products which the land or ground yields, as the hay of the meadows, the herbage of the pasture, corn or other produce of the arable, rents... more

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