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FERRY
A place where persons and things are taken across a river or other stream in boats or other vessels, for hire. 4 N. S. 426, S.... more

FERRYMAN
One employed in taking persons across a river or other stream, in boats or other contrivances at a ferry. The owner of a ferry is not considered... more

FESTINUM REMEDIUM
A speedy remedy. 2. This is said of those cases where the remedy for the redress of an injury is given without... more

FETTERS
A sort of iron put on the legs of malefactors, or persons accused of crimes. 2. When a prisoner is brought into... more

FEUD
This word, in Scotland, signifies a combination of kindred to revenge injuries or affronts done to any of their blood. Vide Fief. ... more

FEUDA
In the early feudal times grants were made, in the first place, only during the pleasure of the grantor, and called muncra, (q. v.) afterwards for... more

FEUDAL
A term applied to whatever concerned a feud, as feudal law: feudal rights. ... more

FEUDAL LAW
By this phrase is understood a political system which placed men and estates under hierarchical and multiplied distinctions of lords and vassals. The principal features of this... more

FIAR
Scotch law. He whose property is burdened with a life rent. Ersk. Pr. of L. Scot. B. 2, t. 9, s. 23. ... more

FIAT
practice. An order of a judge, or of an officer, whose authority, to be signified by his signature, is necessary to authenticate the particular acts. ... more

FICTION OF LAW
The assumption that a certain thing is true, and which gives to a person or thing, a quality which is not natural to it, and establishes,... more

FICTITIOUS
Pretended, supposed, as, fictitious actions, fictitious payee. ... more

FICTITIOUS ACTIONS
Practice. Suits brought. on pretended rights. 2. They are sometimes brought, usually on a pretended wager, for the purpose of obtaining the opinion... more

FICTITIOUS PAYEE
contract. A supposed person, a payee, who has no existence. 2. When the name of a fictitious payee has been used, in making... more

FIDEI-COMMISSARY
civil law. One who has a beneficial interest in an estate, which, for a time, is committed to the faith or trust of another. This term has... more

FIDEI-COMMISSUM
civil law. A gift which a man makes to another, through the agency of a third person, who is requested to perform the desire of the giver. For... more

FIDE-JUSSIO
civil law. The contract of suretyship. ... more

FIDE-JUSSOR
civil law. One who becomes security for the debt of another, promising to pay it in case the principal does not do so. 2.... more

FIDUCIA
civil law. A contract by which we sell a thing to some one, that is, transmit to him the property of the thing, with the solemn... more

FIDUCIARY
This term is borrowed from the civil law. The Roman laws called a fiduciary heir, the person who was instituted heir, and who was charged to... more

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