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crim. law. Forgery at common law has been held to be "the
fraudulent making and alteration of a writing to the prejudice of another
mans right." 4... more
law of Scotl. By this is understood the act by
father gives to a child his share of his legitime, and the latter renounces
all further... more
practice. The model of an instrument or legal-proceeding,
containing the substance and the principal terms, to be used in accordance
with the laws, or, it is the... more
English law. When a person is so poor that he
the charges of suing at law or in equity, upon making oath that he is... more
The conditions which must be observed in making
the words which the law gives to be used in order to render them valid, it
old English law. The writ of formedon is nearly obsolete, it
having been superseded by the writ of ejectment. Upon an alienation of the
tenant in tail,... more
A recovery in a former action.
2. It is a general rule, that in a real or personal action, a judgment
A book of forms or precedents for matters of law, the form.
crim. law. The unlawful carnal knowledge of an unmarried
person with another, whether the latter be married or unmarried. When the
party is married, the offence, as... more
Taken before hand. This word is sometimes, though but seldom,
used in leases and conveyances, implying an exception or reservation.
Forprise, in another sense, is taken... more
crim. law, torts. To swear to a falsehood.
2. This word has not the same meaning as perjury. It does not, ex... more
When a thing is to be done forthwith, it seems that it
performed as soon as by reasonable exertion, confined to that object, it
FORTIORI or A FORTIORI
An epithet for any conclusion or
is much stronger than another. "If it be so, in a feoffment passing a new
right, a fortiori, much... more
A term in the civil law to denote that which
a cause which cannot be resisted. Louis. Code, art. 2522, No. 7. Or it... more
This term signifies jurisdiction, a court of justice, a
2. The French divide it into for exterieur, which is the authority... more
contracts. A person who receives and forwards
goods, taking upon himself the expenses of transportation, for which he
receives a compensation from the owners, but who has... more
Eng. law. A ditch full of water, where formerly women who had
committed a felony were drowned, the grave. Cowel, Int.
This word, in the English law, is taken in two senses,
fundatio incipiens, and fundatio perficiens. As to its political capacity,
an act of incorporation is... more
A new-born child, abandoned by, its parents, who are
The settlement of, such a child is in the place where found.
English law. A French word, which means to fork.
an action was brought against two, who, being jointly concerned, mere not
bound to answer till both... more