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contracts. The act by which a creditor waits for the
of the debt due him by the debtor, after it has become due.
FORCE AND ARMS
The same as vi et armis. (q. v.)
In Louisiana they are those persons whom the testator or
donor cannot deprive of the porttion of his estate reserved for them by
law, except in... more
FORCIBLE ENTRY or DETAINER
crim. law. An offence committed by
and violently taking or keeping possession of lands and tenements, with
menaces, force and, arms, and without the authority of law.... more
practice. A proceeding in chancery, by which the
right of redemption of the mortgaged premises is barred or foreclosed
2. This takes place... more
Eng. law. A species of rent which is a premium given by
the tenant at the time of taking the lease, as on the renewal of... more
That which belongs to another country, that which is
Peters, R. 343.
2. Every nation is foreign to all the rest,... more
The name of a writ. By virtue of a foreign
the property of an absent debtor is seised for the purpose of compelling an
appearance, and,... more
com. law. The money of foreign nations.
2. Congress have, from time to time, regulated the rates at which certain
foreign coins should... more
evidence, remedies. A judgment rendered in a
2. In Louisiana it has been decided that a judgment rendered by a Spanish
evidence. The laws of a foreign country. They will be
considered with regard to, 1. The manner in which they are to be proved. 2.
Their effect... more
FOREIGN NATION or STATE
A nation totally independent of the United
States of America
2. The constitution authorizes congress to regulate commerce with
"foreign nations." This phrase... more
One which, if true, carries the cause out of the court
where it is brought, by showing that the matter alleged is not within its
Aliens, persons born in another country than the United
States, who have not been naturalized. 1 Pet. R. 349. Vide 8 Com. Dig. 615,
and the... more
FOREJUDGED THE COURT
An officer of the court who is expelled the same,
is, in the English law, said to be forejudged the court. Cunn. Dict. h. t.
The title of the presiding member of a grand jury.
By the English law, a forest is a circuit of ground properly
under the kings protection, for the peaceable living and abiding of beasts
of hunting... more
crim. law. Every practice or device, by act,
conspiracy, words, or news, to enhance the price of victuals or other
provisions. 3 Inst. 196, Bac. Ab. h.... more
punishment, torts. Forfeiture is a punishment annexed
to some illegal act, or negligence, in the owner of lands, tenements, or
hereditaments, whereby he loses all his... more
FORFEITURE OF MARRIAGE
Old law. The name of a penalty formerly
by a ward in chivalry, when he or she married contrary to the wishes of his
or her guardian... more
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