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ELIGIBILITY
Capacity to be elected. 2. Citizens are in general eligible to all offices, the exceptions arise from the want of those qualifications which the... more

ELISORS
practice. Two persons appointed by the court to return a jury, when the sheriff and the coroner have been challenged as incompetent, in this case the elisors... more

ELL
A measure of length. In old English the word signifies arm, which sense it still retains in the word elbow. Nature has no standard of measure.... more

ELOIGNE
practice. This word signifies, literally, to remove to a distance, to remove afar off. It is used as a return to a writ of replevin, when the... more

ELONGATA
practice. There turn made by the sheriff to a writ of replevin, when the goods have been removed to places unknown to him. See, for the form of... more

ELOPEMENT
This term is used to denote the departure of a married woman from her hushand, and dwelling with an adulterer. 2. While the wife... more

ELOQUENCE OR ORATORY
The act or art of speaking well upon any subject with a view to persuade. It comprehends a good elocution, correct and appropriate expressions uttered.... more

ELSEWHERE
In another place. 2. Where one devises all his land in A, B and C, three distinct towns, and elsewhere, and had lands of... more

EMANCIPATION
An act by which a person, who was once in the power of another, is rendered free. B y the laws of Louisiana, minors may... more

EMBARGO
maritime law. A proclamation, or order of state, usually issued in time of war, or threatened hostilities, prohibiting the departure of ships or goods from some, or all... more

EMBEZZLEMENT
crim. law. The fraudulently removing and secreting of personal property, with which the party has been entrusted, for the purpose of applying it to his own use. ... more

EMBLEMENTS
rights. By this term is understood the crops growing upon the land. By crops is here meant the products of the earth which grow yearly and are raised... more

EMBRACEOR
criminal law. He who, when a matter is on trial between party and party, comes to the bar with one of the parties, and having received some reward... more

EMBRACERY
crim. law. An attempt to corrupt or influence a jury, or any way incline them to be more favorable to the one side than to the... more

EMENDALS
Eng. law. This ancient word is said to be used in the accounts of the inner temple, where so much in emendals at the foot of an... more

EMIGRANT
One who quits his country for any lawful reason, with a design to settle elsewhere, and who takes his family and property, if he has any, with... more

EMIGRATION
The act of removing from one place to another. It is sometimes used in the same sense as expatriation, (q. v.) but there is some difference... more

EMINENCE
A title of honor given to cardinals. ... more

EMINENT DOMAIN
The right which people or government retain over the estates of individuals, to resume the same for public use. 2. It belongs to the... more

EMISSARY
One who is sent from one power or government into another nation for the purpose of spreading false rumors and to cause alarm. He differs from... more

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