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FORBEARANCE
contracts. The act by which a creditor waits for the payment of the debt due him by the debtor, after it has become due. ... more

FORCE AND ARMS
The same as vi et armis. (q. v.) ... more

FORCED HEIRS
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 unlawfully and violently taking or keeping possession of lands and tenements, with menaces, force and, arms, and without the authority of law.... more

FORECLOSURE
practice. A proceeding in chancery, by which the mortgagors right of redemption of the mortgaged premises is barred or foreclosed forever. 2. This takes place... more

FOREHAND RENT
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

FOREIGN
That which belongs to another country, that which is strange. 1 Peters, R. 343. 2. Every nation is foreign to all the rest,... more

FOREIGN ATTACHMENT
The name of a writ. By virtue of a foreign attachment, the property of an absent debtor is seised for the purpose of compelling an appearance, and,... more

FOREIGN COINS
com. law. The money of foreign nations. 2. Congress have, from time to time, regulated the rates at which certain foreign coins should... more

FOREIGN JUDGMENT
evidence, remedies. A judgment rendered in a foreign state. 2. In Louisiana it has been decided that a judgment rendered by a Spanish tribunal,... more

FOREIGN LAWS
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

FOREIGN PLEA
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 jurisdiction.... more

FOREIGNERS
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. ... more

FOREMAN
The title of the presiding member of a grand jury. ... more

FOREST
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

FORTSTALLING
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

FORFEITURE
punishment, torts. Forfeiture is a punishment annexed by law 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 incurred by a ward in chivalry, when he or she married contrary to the wishes of his or her guardian... more

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