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FEE FARM
Eng. law. A perpetual farm or rent. 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 446, n. 5. ... more

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

FEES
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

FEIGNED ACTION
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

FEIGNED
issue, pract. An issue brought by consent of the parties, or the 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

FELON
crimes. One convicted and sentenced for a felony. 2. A felon is infamous, and cannot fill any office, or become a witness in... more

FELONIOUSLY
pleadings. This is a technical word which must be introduced into every indictment for a felony, charging the offence to have been committed feloniously, no other word, nor... more

FELONY
crimes. An offence which occasions a total forfeiture of. either lands or goods, or both, at common law, to which capital or other punishment may be super-added, according... more

FEMALE
This term denotes the sex which bears young. 2. It is a general rule, that the young of female animals which... more

FEME
or, more properly, ... more

FEMME
Woman. 2. This word is frequently used in law. Baron and feme, hushand and wife, feme covert, a. married woman, feme sole,... more

FEMININE
What belongs to the female sex. 2. When the feminine is used, it is generally confined to females, as, if a man... more

FENCE
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

FEOD
The same as fief. Vide Fief or Feud. ... more

FEOFFMENT
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

FERAE
Wild, savage, not tame. ... more

FERAE BESTIAE
Wild beasts. See Animals, Ferae naturce. ... more

FERAE NATURAE
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. ... more

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