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EX VISITATIONE DEI
By or from the visitation of God. This phrase is frequently employed in inquisitions by the coroner, where it signifies that the death of the deceased... more

EX TEMPORE
From the time without premeditation. ... more

EXACTION
torts. A willful wrong done by an officer, or by one who, under color of his office, takes more fee or pay for his services than what... more

EXAMINATION
crim. law. By the common law no one is bound to accuse himself. Nemo tenetur prodere seipsum. In England, by the statutes of Philip and Mary, (1... more

EXAMINATION
practice. The interrogation of a witness, in order to ascertain his knowledge as to the facts in dispute between parties. When the examination is made by the... more

EXAMINED COPY
This phrase is applied to designate a paper which is a copy of a record, public book, or register, and which has been compared with the... more

EXAMINERS
practice. Persons appointed to question students of law, in order to ascertain their qualifications before they are admitted to practice. Officers in the courts of chancery whose... more

EXAMPLE
An example is a case put to illustrate a. principle. Examples illustrate, but do not restrain or change the laws: illustrant non restringunt legem. Co. Litt.... more

EXCAMBIATOR
The name of an exchanger of lands, a broker. This term is now obsolete. ... more

EXCAMBIUM
Exchange. (q. v.) ... more

EXCEPTIO REI JUDICATAE
civil law. The name of a plea by which the defendant alleges that the matter in dispute between the parties has been before adjudged. See Res judicata. ... more

EXCEPTION
Eng. Eq. practice. Re-interrogation. 2 Benth. Ev. 208, n. ... more

EXCEPTION
legislation, construction. Exceptions are rules which limit the extent of other more general rules, and render that just and proper, which would be, on account of its... more

EXCEPTION
contracts. An exception is a clause in a deed,. by which the lessor excepts something out of that which he granted before by the deed. ... more

EXCEPTION
practice, pleading. This term is used in the civil, nearly in the same sense that the word plea has in the common law. Merl. Repert. h. t., Ayl.... more

EXCHANGE
com. law. This word has several significations. 2. - 1. Exchange is a negotiation by which one person transfers to another funds which he has... more

EXCHANGE
conveyancing. An exchange is a mutual grant of equal interests in land, the one in consideration of the other. 2 Bl. Com. 323, Litt. s. 62,... more

EXCHEQUER R
Eng. law. An ancient court of record set up by William the Conqueror. It is called exchequer from the chequered cloth, resembling a chesshoard, which covers the... more

EXCHEQUER CHAMBER
Eng. law. A court erected by statute 31 Ed. III. c. 12, to determine causes upon writs of error from the common law side of the court... more

EXCISES
This word is used to signify an inland imposition, paid sometimes upon the consumption of the commodity, and frequently upon the retail sale. 1 Bl. Com.... more

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