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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
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
crim. law. An attempt. (q. v.) Vide Revolt.
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
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 make a gift of any corporeal hereditaments to another.
To make free to incorporate a man in a society or body
politic. Cunn. L. D. h. t. Vide Disfranchise.
This word is frequently used in the French law to
only a contract, but the obligations arising from a quasi contract. The
terms obligations (q.... more
A law was made by Canutus, for the preservation of his
that when a man was killed, the hundred or town should be liable to... more
practice, conveyancing. To copy the rude draught of an
instrument in a fair and large hand. See 3 Bouv. Inst. n, 2421, note.
One who purchases large quantities of any commodities
to have the command of the market, and to sell them again at high prices.
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 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
Extending or making more comprehensive, as an enlarging
statute, which is one extending the common law.
The part of the eldest. Co. Litt. 166, Bac. Ab.
2. When partition is voluntarily made among coparceners in England, the
eldest has the... more
The right which a man possesses of receiving all the product
of a thing for his necessity, his use, or his pleasure.
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
Wrongful acts. See Alia Enormia.
To register, to enter on the rolls of chancery, or other
courts, to make a record.