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ENCROACHMENT
An unlawful gaining upon the right or possession of another, as, when a man sets his fence beyond his line, in this case the proper remedy... more

ENCUMBRANCE
A burden or charge upon an estate or property, so that it cannot be disposed of without being subject to it. A mortgage, a lien... more

ENDEAVOR
crim. law. An attempt. (q. v.) Vide Revolt. ... more

ENDORSEMENT
Vide Indorsement. ... more

ENDOWMENT
The bestowing or assuring of a dower to a woman. It is sometimes used: metaphorically, for the setting a provision for a charitable institution, as the... more

ENEMY
international law. By this term is understood the whole body of a nation at war with another. It also signifies a citizen or subject of such a nation,... more

TO ENFEOFF
To make a gift of any corporeal hereditaments to another. Vide Feoffment. ... more

TO ENFRANCHISE
To make free to incorporate a man in a society or body politic. Cunn. L. D. h. t. Vide Disfranchise. ... more

ENGAGEMENT
This word is frequently used in the French law to signify not only a contract, but the obligations arising from a quasi contract. The terms obligations (q.... more

ENGLESHIRE
A law was made by Canutus, for the preservation of his Danes, that when a man was killed, the hundred or town should be liable to... more

TO ENGROSS
practice, conveyancing. To copy the rude draught of an instrument in a fair and large hand. See 3 Bouv. Inst. n, 2421, note. ... more

ENGROSSER
One who purchases large quantities of any commodities in order to have the command of the market, and to sell them again at high prices. ... more

TO ENJOIN
To command, to require, as, private individuals are not only permitted, but enjoined by law to arrest an offender when present at the time a felony... more

TO ENLARGE
To extend, as, to enlarge a rule to plead, is to extend the time during which a defendant may plead. To enlarge, means also to... more

ENLARGING
Extending or making more comprehensive, as an enlarging statute, which is one extending the common law. ... more

ENTIA PARS
The part of the eldest. Co. Litt. 166, Bac. Ab. Coparceners, C. 2. When partition is voluntarily made among coparceners in England, the eldest has the... more

ENJOYMENT
The right which a man possesses of receiving all the product of a thing for his necessity, his use, or his pleasure. ... more

ENLISTMENT
Thc act of making a contract to serve the government in a subordinate capacity, either in the army or navy. The contract so made, is also... more

ENORMIA
Wrongful acts. See Alia Enormia. ... more

TO ENROLL
To register, to enter on the rolls of chancery, or other courts, to make a record. ... more

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