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GABEL
A tax, imposition, or duty. This word is said to have the same signification that gabelle formerly had in France. Cunn. Dict. h. t. But this... more

GAGE
contracts. Personal property placed by a debtor in possession of his creditor, as a security for his debt, a pawn. (q. v.) Hence mortgage is a dead... more

GAGER DEL LEY
Wager of law. (q. v.) ... more

GAIN
The word is used as synonymous with profits. (q. v.) See Fruit. ... more

GAINAGE
old Eng. law. It signifies the draft oxen, horses, wain, plough, and furniture for carrying on the work of tillage by the baser sort of soke men and... more

GALLON
measures. A gallon is a liquid measure, containing two hundred and thirty-one cubic inches, or four quarts. ... more

GALLOWS
An erection on which to bang criminals condemned to death. ... more

GAME
Birds and beasts of a wild-nature, obtained by fowling and hunting. Bac. Ab. h. t., Animals, Ferae natural. ... more

GAMING
A contract between two or more persons by which they agree to play by certain rules at cards, dice, or other contrivance, and that one shall... more

GAMING HOUSES
crim. law. Houses kept for the purpose of pemitting persons to gamble for money or other valuable thing. They are nuisances in the eye of the law,... more

GANANCIAL
Spanish law. A term which in Spanish signifies nearly the same as acquets. Bienes gananciales are thus defined: " Aquellos que el marido y la muger o... more

GAOL
A prison or building designated by law or used by the sheriff, for the confinement or detention of those, whose persons are judicially ordered to be kept... more

GAOL-DELIVERY
Eng. law. To insure the trial, within a certain time, of all prisoners, a patent in the nature of a letter is issued from the king to... more

GAOLER
The keeper of a gaol or prison, one who has the legal custody of the placo where prisoners are kept. 2. It is his duty... more

GARDEN
A piece of ground appropriated to raising plants and flowers. 2. A garden is a parcel of a house and passes with it.... more

GARNISH
Eng. law. Money paid by a prisoner to his fellow prisoners on his entrance into prison. . ... more

TO GARNSIH
To warn, to garnish the heir, is to warn the heir. Obsolete. ... more

GARNISHEE
practice. A person who has money or property in his possession, belonging to a defendant, which money or property has been attached in his hands, and he... more

GARNISHMENT
A warning to any one for his appearance, in a cause in which he is not a party, for the information of the court, and explaining... more

GAUGER
An officer appointed to examine all tuns, pipes, hogsheads, barrels, and tierces of wine, oil, and other liquids, and to give them a mark of allowance,... more

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