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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

FIELD
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

FIERI FACIAS
practice. The name of a writ of execution. It is so called because, when writs were in Latin, the words directed to the sheriff were, quod fieri facias... more

FIERI FECI
practice. The return which the sheriff, or other proper officer, makes to certain writs, signifying, "I have caused to be made." 2. When... more

FIFTEENTH
Eng. law. The name of a tax levied by authority of parliament for the use of the king, which consisted of one-fifteenth part of the goods of those... more

FIGURES
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 speaking 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

FILIATION
civil law. The descent of son or daughter, with regard to his or her father, mother, and their ancestors. 2. Nature always points out... more

FILIUS
The son, the immediate male descendant. This term is used in making genealogical tables. ... more

FILIUS MULIERATUS
The eldest legitimate son of parents, who, before their marriage, had illegitimate children. Vide Mulier. ... more

FILIUS POPULI
The son of the people, a bastard. ... more

FILLEY
A mare not more than one year old. Russ. & Ry. 416 Id. 494. ... more

FILUM
The middle, the thread of anything, as filum aqua, filum viae. ... more

FILUM AQUAE
The thread or middle of a water course. (q. v.) 2. It is a general rule, that in grants of lands... more

FILUM VIAE
The thread or middle of the road. 2. Where a law requires travellers meeting each other on, a road to drive their... more

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

FINAL
That which puts an end to anything. 2. It is used in opposition to interlocutory, as, a final judgment,. is a judgment... more

FINANCIER
A person employed in the economical management and application of public money or finances, one who is employed in the management of money. ... more

FINANCES
By this word is understood the revenue, or public resources or money of the state. ... more

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