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FAITH
Probity, good faith is the very soul of contracts. Faith also signifies confidence, belief, as, full faith and credit ought to be given to the acts... more

FALCIDIAN LAW
civil law, plebiscitum. A statute or law enacted by the people, made during the reign of Augustus, on the proposition of Falcidius, who was a tribune in... more

FALSE
Not true, as, false pretences, unjust, unlawful, as, false imprisonment. This his word, is frequently used in composition. ... more

FALSE IMPRISONMENT
torts. Any intentional detention of the person of another not authorized by law, is false imprisonment. 1 Bald. 571, 9 N. H. Rep. 491, 2 Brev.... more

FALSE JUDGMENT
Eng. law. The name of a writ which lies when a false judgment has been given in the county court, court baron, or other courts not of... more

FALSE PRETENCES
criminal law. False representations and statements, made with a fraudulent design, to obtain " money, goods, wares, and merchandise-" with intent to cheat. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2308. ... more

FALSE RETURN
A return made by the sheriff, or other ministerial officer, to a writ in which is stated a fact contrary to the truth, and injurious to one... more

FALSE TOKEN
A false document or sign of the existence of a fact, in general used for the purpose of fraud. Vide Token, and 2 Stark. Ev.... more

FALSEHOOD
A wilful act or declaration contrary to truth. It is committed either by the wilful act of the party, or by dissimulation, or by words. It is... more

TO FALSIFY
crim. law. To prove a thing to be false, as, " to falsify a record." Tech. Dict., Co. Litt. 104 b. To alter or make false... more

TO FALSIFY
chancery practice. When a bill to open an account has been filed, the plaintiff is sometimes allowed to surcharge and falsify such account, and if any thing... more

FALSO RETORNO BREVIUM
old English law. The name of a writ which might have been sued out against a sheriff, for falsely returning writs. Cunn. Dict. ... more

FAMILY
domestic relations. In a limited sense it signifies the father, mother, and children. In a more extensive sense it comprehends all the individuals who live under the... more

FAMILY ARRANGEMENTS
This term has been used to signify an agreement made between a father and his son, or children, or between brothers, to dispose of property in a... more

FAMILY BIBLE
A Bible containing an account of the births, marriages, and deaths of the members of a family. 2 An entry, by the father,... more

FAMILY EXPENSES
The sum which it costs a man to maintain a family. 2. Merchants and traders who desire to exhibit the true... more

FAMILY MEETINGS
Family councils, or family meetings in Louisiana, are meetings of at least five relations, or in default of relations of minors or other persons on whose... more

FAMOSUS LIBELLUS
Among the civilians these words signified that species of injuria which corresponds nearly to libel or slander. ... more

FANEGA
Spanish law. A measure of land, which is not the same in every province. Diccionario de la Acad., 2 Whites Coll. 49. In Spanish America, the fanega... more

FARE
It signifies a voyage or passage, in its modern application, it is the money paid for a passage. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1036. ... more

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