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Eng. law. A perpetual farm or rent. 1 Tho. Co. Litt.
446, n. 5.
FEE FARM RENT
contracts, Eng. law. When the lord, upon the
creation of a
tenancy, reserves to himself and his heirs, either the rent for which it
was before let to... more
compensation. Certain perquisites allowed by law to officers
concerned in the administration of justice, or in the performance of duties
required by law, as a recompense for... more
practice. An action brought on a pretended right, when
the plaintiff has no true cause of action, for some illegal purpose. In a
feigned action the words... more
issue, pract. An issue brought by consent of the parties,
direction of a court of equity, or such courts as possess equitable powers,
to determine... more
FELO DE SE
criminal law. A felon of himself, a self-murderer.
2. To be guilty of this offence, the deceased must have had the will... more
crimes. One convicted and sentenced for a felony.
2. A felon is infamous, and cannot fill any office, or become a witness
pleadings. This is a technical word which must be
into every indictment for a felony, charging the offence to have been
committed feloniously, no other word, nor... more
crimes. An offence which occasions a total forfeiture of.
lands or goods, or both, at common law, to which capital or other
punishment may be super-added, according... more
This term denotes the sex which bears young.
2. It is a general rule, that the young of female animals which... more
or, more properly,
2. This word is frequently used in law. Baron and feme, hushand and wife,
feme covert, a. married woman, feme sole,... more
What belongs to the female sex.
2. When the feminine is used, it is generally confined to females, as, if
a man... more
A building or erection between two contiguous estates, so as to
divide them, or on the same estate, so as to divide one part from... more
The same as fief. Vide Fief or Feud.
conveyancing. A gift of any corporeal hereditaments to
another. It operates by transmutation of possession, and it is essential to
its completion that the seisin be passed.... more
Wild, savage, not tame.
Wild beasts. See Animals, Ferae naturce.
Of a wild nature.
2. This term is used to designate animals which are not usually tamed.
Such animals belong to the... more
FERM or FEARM
By this ancient word is meant land, fundus, (q. v.) and,
it is said, houses and tenements may pass by it. Co. Litt. 5 a.