Search Results for "F"
FIEF, or FEUD
In its origin, a fief was a district of country allotted
to one of the chiefs who invaded the Roman empire, as a stipend or... more
A part of a farra separately enclosed, a close. 1 Chit. Pr. 160.
The Digest defines a field to be a piece of land without... more
practice. The name of a writ of execution. It is so
because, when writs were in Latin, the words directed to the sheriff were,
quod fieri facias... more
practice. The return which the sheriff, or other proper
officer, makes to certain writs, signifying, "I have caused to be made."
2. When... more
Eng. law. The name of a tax levied by authority of
for the use of the king, which consisted of one-fifteenth part of the goods
of those... more
Numerals. They are either Roman, made with letters of the
Alphabet, for example, MIDCCLXXVI, or they are Arabic, as follows, 1776.
2. Roman... more
FIGURES OF SPEECH
By figures of speech is meant that manner of
or writing, which has for its object to give to our sentiments and,
thoughts a greater force,... more
FILACER, FILAZIER, or FILZER
English law. An officer of the court of
common pleas, so called because he files those writs on which he makes out
process. FILE, practice. A thread,... more
civil law. The descent of son or daughter, with regard
or her father, mother, and their ancestors.
2. Nature always points out... more
The son, the immediate male descendant. This term is used in
making genealogical tables.
The eldest legitimate son of parents, who, before
their marriage, had illegitimate children. Vide Mulier.
The son of the people, a bastard.
A mare not more than one year old. Russ. & Ry. 416 Id. 494.
The middle, the thread of anything, as filum aqua, filum viae.
The thread or middle of a water course. (q. v.)
2. It is a general rule, that in grants of lands... more
The thread or middle of the road.
2. Where a law requires travellers meeting each other on, a road to drive
FIN DE NON RECEVOIR
French law. An exception or plea founded on law,
which, without entering into the merits of the action, shows that the
plaintiff has no right to bring... more
That which puts an end to anything.
2. It is used in opposition to interlocutory, as, a final judgment,. is
a judgment... more
A person employed in the economical management and
of public money or finances, one who is employed in the management of
By this word is understood the revenue, or public
money of the state.