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A part of any thing broken. A combination of numbers, in
arithmetic and algebra, representing one or more parts of a unit or
integer. Thus, four-fifths... more
com. law. The name of a French coin. Five franc pieces, when not
of less fineness than ten ounces and sixteen pennyweights in twelve ounces
troy weight... more
This word has several significations: 1. It is a right
reserved to the people by the constitution, hence we say, the elective
franchise, to designate the... more
Formerly, in England, every alien was known by this
Franks is the generic name of foreigners in the Turkish dominions.
The privilege of sending and receiving letters, through the
free of postage.
2. This privilege is granted to various officers, not for... more
This word is used in composition, as frank-almoign,
frank-marriage, frank-tenement, &c.
old English law. This is a French law word, signifying
2. Formerly religious corporations, aggregate or sole, held lands of the
donor, to... more
English law. It takes place, according to Blackstone,
when lands are given by one man to another, together with a wife who is
daughter or kinswoman of... more
estates. Same as freehold, (q. v.) or liberum
A brother. Vide Brother.
criminal law. He who kills his brother or sister. The crime
of such a person is also called fratricide.
FRAUD, TO DEFRAUD
torts. Unlawfully, designedly, and knowingly, to
appropriate the property of another, without a criminal intent.
2. Illustrations. 1. Every appropriation of the right... more
contracts, torts. Any trick or artifice employed by one
induce another to fall into an error, or to detain him in it, so that he
FRAUDS, STATUTE OF
The name commonly given to the statate 29 Car. II.,
c. 3, entitled " An act for prevention of frauds and perjuries." This
statute has been... more
A conveyance of property without any
of value, for the purpose of delaying or bindering creditors. These are
declared void by the statutes 13 Eliz. c.... more
Not bound to servitude, at liberty to act as one pleases.
is put in opposition to slave.
2. Representatives and direct... more
Mar. law. Having the wind from a favorable quarter.
2. To prevent collision of vessels, it is the duty of the vessel... more
ships. By this is understood neutral vessels. Free ships are
sometimes considered as making free goods.
Eng. law. A franchise erected for the preservation and
custody of beasts and fowls of warren. 2 Bl. Com. 39, Co. Litt. 233.
The name formerly given by the Romans to those persons
been released from a State of servitude. Vide Liberti libertini.