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FLAGRANS CRIMEN
This, among the Romans, signified. that a crime was then or had just been committed for example, when a crime has just been committed and the... more

FLAGRANTE DELICTO
The act of committing a crime, when a person is arrested flagrante delicto, the only evidence required to convict him, is to prove that fact. ... more

FLEET
punishment, Eng. law, Saxon fleot. A place of running water, where the tide or float comes up. A prison in London, so called from a river or ditch... more

FLETA
The title of an ancient law book, supposed to have been written by a judge who was confined in the Fleet prison. It is written in... more

FLIGHT
crim. law. The evading the course of justice, by a mans voluntarily withdrawing himself. 4 Bl. Com. 387. Vide Fugitive from justice. ... more

FLORIDA
The name of one of the new states of the United States of America. It was admitted into the Union by virtue of the act... more

FLORIN
The name of a foreign coin. In all computations of customs, the florin of the southern states of Germany, shall be estimated at forty cents, the... more

FLOTSAM, or FLOTSAN
A name for the goods which float upon the sea when a ship is sunk, in distinction from Jetsam, (q. v.) and Legan. (q. v.) Bract.... more

FLUMEN
civ. law. The name of a servitude which consists in the right of turning the rain water, gathered in a spout, on anothers land., Ersk. Inst. B. 2,... more

FOEDUS
A league, a compact. ... more

FOENUS NAUTICUS
. The name given to marine interest. (q. V.) 2. The amount of such interest is not limited by law, because... more

FOETICIDE
med. jur. Recently, this term has been applied to designate the act by which criminal abortion is produced. 1 Becks Med. Jur. 288, Guy, Med. Jur. 133.... more

FOETURA
civil law. The produce of animals, and the fruit of other property, which are acquired to the owner of such animals and property, by virtue of his... more

FOETUS
med. jur. The unborn child. The name of embryo is sometimes given to it, but, although the terms are occasionally used indiscriminately, the latter is more frequently employed... more

FOLCMOTE
The name of a court among the Saxons. It was literally an assembly of the people or inhabitants of the tithing or town, its jurisdiction extended... more

FOLD-COURSE
Eng. law. By this phrase is understood land used as a sheepwalk, it also signifies land to which the sole right of folding the cattle of others... more

FOLK-LAND
Eng. law. Land formerly held at the pleasure of the lord, and resumed at his discretion. It was held in villenage. 2 Bl. Com. 90. ... more

FOOT
A measure of length, containing one-third of a yard, or twelve inches. See Ell. Figuratively, it signifies the conclusion, the end, as, the foot of the... more

FOOT OF THE FINE
estates, conveyancing. The fifth part of the conclusion of a fine. It includes the whole matter, reciting the names of the parties, day, year, and place, and before... more

FOR THAT
pleading. It is a maxim in law, regulating alike every form of action, that the plaintiff shall state his complaint in positive and direct terms, and not by... more

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