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FINDER
One who lawfully comes to the possessiou of anothers personal property, which was then lost. 2. The finder is entitled to certain... more

FINDING
practice. That which has been ascertained, as, the ruding of the jury is conclusive as to matters of fact when confirmed: by a judgment of the court. 1... more

FINDING A VERDICT
The act of the jury in agreement upon a verdict. ... more

FINE
This word has various significations. It is employed, 1. To mean a sum of money, which, by judgment of a competent jurisdiction, is required to be paid... more

FINE
conveyance, Practice. An amicable composition or agreement of a suit, either actual or fictitious, by leave of the court, by which the lands in question become, or... more

FINE
criminal law. Pecuniary punishment imposed by a lawful tribunal, upon a person convicted of crime or misdemeanor. See Shep. Touchs. 2, Bac. Abr. Fines and Amercements. ... more

FINE FOR ALIENATION
During the vigor of the feudal law, a fine for alienation was a sum of money which a tenant by knights service paid to his lord... more

FIRE ACCIDENTAL
One which arises in consequence of some human agency, without any intention, or which happens by some natural cause, without human agency. 2.... more

FIREBOTE
Fuel for necessary use, a privilege allowed to tenants to take necessary wood for fuel. ... more

FIRKIN
A measure of capacity equal to nine gallons. The word firkin is also used to designate a weight, used for butter and cheese, of fifty-six pounds... more

FIRM
The persons composing a partnership, taken collectively, are called the firm. Sometimes this word is used synonymously with partnership. 2. The name of... more

FIRMAN
A passport g ranted by the Great Mogul, to captains of foreign vessels, to trade within the territories over which he has jurisdiction, a permit. ... more

FIRST PURCHASER
In the English law of descent, the first purchaser was he who first acquired an estate in a family, which still owns it. A purchase of... more

FISC
civil law. The treasury of a prince. The public treasury. Hence to confiscate a thing, is to appropriate it to the fisc. Paillet, Droit Public, 21, n, says... more

FISCAL
Belonging to the fisc, or public treasury. ... more

FISH
An animal which inhabits the water, breathes by the means of gills, and swims by the aid of fins, and is oviparous. 2.... more

FISHERY
estates. A place prepared for catching fish with nets or hooks. This term is commonly applied to the place of drawing a seine, or net. 1 Whart. R.... more

TO FIX
To render liable. 2. This term is applied to the condition of special bail, when the plaintiff has issued a ca. sa.... more

FIXTURES
property. Personal chattels annexed to land, and which may be afterwards severed and removed by the party who has annexed them, or his personal representative, against the... more

FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES
By the act entitled, "An act to establish the flag of the United States," passed April 4, 1818, 3 Storys L. U. S., 1667, it is enacted- ... more

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