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A place where persons and things are taken across a river
stream in boats or other vessels, for hire. 4 N. S. 426, S.... more
One employed in taking persons across a river or other
in boats or other contrivances at a ferry. The owner of a ferry is not
A speedy remedy.
2. This is said of those cases where the remedy for the redress of an
injury is given without... more
A sort of iron put on the legs of malefactors, or persons
accused of crimes.
2. When a prisoner is brought into... more
This word, in Scotland, signifies a combination of kindred to
revenge injuries or affronts done to any of their blood. Vide Fief.
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
A term applied to whatever concerned a feud, as feudal law:
By this phrase is understood a political system which
men and estates under hierarchical and multiplied distinctions of lords and
vassals. The principal features of this... more
Scotch law. He whose property is burdened with a life rent. Ersk.
Pr. of L. Scot. B. 2, t. 9, s. 23.
practice. An order of a judge, or of an officer, whose authority,
to be signified by his signature, is necessary to authenticate the
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
Pretended, supposed, as, fictitious actions, fictitious
Practice. Suits brought. on pretended rights.
2. They are sometimes brought, usually on a pretended wager, for the
purpose of obtaining the opinion... more
contract. A supposed person, a payee, who has no
2. When the name of a fictitious payee has been used, in making... more
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
civil law. A gift which a man makes to another,
the agency of a third person, who is requested to perform the desire of the
giver. For... more
civil law. The contract of suretyship.
civil law. One who becomes security for the debt of
promising to pay it in case the principal does not do so.
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
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