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FRACTION
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

FRANC
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

FRANCHISE
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

FRANCIGENA
Formerly, in England, every alien was known by this name, as Franks is the generic name of foreigners in the Turkish dominions. ... more

FRANK
The privilege of sending and receiving letters, through the mails, free of postage. 2. This privilege is granted to various officers, not for... more

FRANK, FREE
This word is used in composition, as frank-almoign, frank-marriage, frank-tenement, &c. ... more

FRANK-ALMOIGN
old English law. This is a French law word, signifying free-alms. 2. Formerly religious corporations, aggregate or sole, held lands of the donor, to... more

FRANK-MARRIAGE
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

FRANK-TENEMENT
estates. Same as freehold, (q. v.) or liberum tenementum. ... more

FRATER
A brother. Vide Brother. ... more

FRATRICIDE
criminal law. He who kills his brother or sister. The crime of such a person is also called fratricide. ... more

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

FRAUD
contracts, torts. Any trick or artifice employed by one person to induce another to fall into an error, or to detain him in it, so that he may... more

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

FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCE
A conveyance of property without any consideration of value, for the purpose of delaying or bindering creditors. These are declared void by the statutes 13 Eliz. c.... more

FREE
Not bound to servitude, at liberty to act as one pleases. This word is put in opposition to slave. 2. Representatives and direct... more

FREE COURSE
Mar. law. Having the wind from a favorable quarter. 2. To prevent collision of vessels, it is the duty of the vessel... more

FREE
ships. By this is understood neutral vessels. Free ships are sometimes considered as making free goods. ... more

FREE WARREN
Eng. law. A franchise erected for the preservation and custody of beasts and fowls of warren. 2 Bl. Com. 39, Co. Litt. 233. ... more

FREEDMEN
The name formerly given by the Romans to those persons who had been released from a State of servitude. Vide Liberti libertini. ... more

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