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FARM
estates. A portion or tract of land, some of which is cultivated. 2 Binn. 238. In parlance, and for the purpose of description in a deed, a farm... more

To FARM LET
These words in a lease have the effect of creating a lease for years. Co. Litt. 45 b, 2 Mod. 250. ... more

FARMER
One who is lessee of a farm. it is said that every lessee for life or years, although it be but of a small house... more

FARO
crim. law. There is a species of game called faro-table, or faro-bank, which is forbidden by law in many states, and the persons who keep it for... more

FARRIER
One who takes upon himself the public employment of shoeing horses. 2. Like an innkeeper, a common carrier, and other persons who... more

FATHER
domestic relations. He by whom a child is begotten. 2. A father is the natural guardian of his children, and his duty... more

FATHER-IN-LAW
In latin, socer, is the father of ones wife, or of ones hushand. ... more

FATHER. PUTATIVE
A reputed father. Vide Putative father. ... more

FATHOM
A measure of length, equal to six feet. The word is probably derived from the Teutonic word fad, which signifies the thread or yarn drawn out... more

FATUOUS PERSON
One entirely destitute of reason, is qui omnino desipit. Ersk. Inst. B. 1, tit. 7, s. 48. ... more

FAUBOURG
A district or part of a town adjoinng the principal city, as, a faubourg of New Orleans. 18 Lo. R. 286. ... more

FAULT
contracts, civil law. An improper act or omission, which arises from ignorance, carelessness, or negligence. The act or omission must not have been meditated, and must have... more

FAUX
French law. A falsification or fraudulent alteration or suppression of a thing by words, by writings, or by acts without either. Biret, Vocabulaire des Six Codes. ... more

FAVOR
Bias partiality, lenity, prejudice. 2. The grand jury are sworn to inquire into all offences which have been committed, and of all... more

FEAL
Faithful. This word is not used. ... more

FEALTY
Fidelity, allegiance. 2. Under the feudal system, every owner of lands held them of some superior lord, from whom or from whose... more

FEAR
crim. law. Dread, consciousness of approaching danger. 2. Fear in the person robbed is one of the ingredients required. to constitute a robbery... more

FEASTS
Certain established periods in the Christian church. Formerly, the days of the feasts of saints were used to indicate the dates of instruments, and memorable events.... more

FEDERAL
government. This term is commonly used to express a league or compact between two or more states. 2. In the United States the central government... more

FEE, FEODUM or FEUDUM
estates. From the French, fief. A fee is an estate which may continue forever. The word fee is explained to signify that the land, or other subject of... more

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