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A place where a dead body is interred.
2. The violation of the grave, by taking up the dead body, or stealing
the coffin... more
By this, term, in the English law, is, meant all
beasts except sheep and yearlings. 2 Rolles Rep. 173.
The name of the charter granted by the English King
securing to the English people their principal liberties, magna charta. (q.
The name of an act of the legislature of Pennsylvania,
at Chester, immediately after the arrival of William Penn, December 7th,
1682. Serg. Land Laws of... more
obsolete. It signified satisfaction, as, to make gree to the
parties, is, to agree with, or satisfy them for, an offence done.
Eng. law. The name of the estreats of fines, issues, and
amerce ments in the exchequer, delivered to the sheriff under the seal of
that court, which... more
GROS BOIS, or GROSSE BOIS
Such wood as, by the common law or
reputed timber. 2 hist. 642.
Absolute, entire, not depending on another. Vide Common.
By this term the French lay writers signify a maritime
loan, or bottomry. (q, v.) It is so called because the lender exposes his
money to... more
mar. law. That kind of average which falls on the ship,
cargo, and freight, and. is distinguished from particular average. See
Lata culpa, or, as the Roman lawyers most accurately
call it) dolo proxima, is, in practice, considered as equivalent to dolus
or fraud itself, and consists,... more
The total weight of goods or merchandise, with the
bags, and the like, from which. are to be deducted tare and tret.
estates. In Pennsylvania, this term is used to signify a
perpetual rent issuing out of some real estate. This rent is redeemable
where there is a covenant... more
mar. law. The consideration paid for standing a ship in a
port. Jacobs, Dict. h. t., Vide Demurrage.
contracts. He lo whom a guaranty is made.
2. The guarantee is entitled to receive payment, in the first place, from
the debtor, and, secondly,... more
contracts. He who makes a guaranty.
2. The guarantor is bound to fulfil the engagement he has entered into,
provided the principal debtor does not.... more
contracts. A promise made upon a good consideration, to
for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of
the failure of... more
domestic relations. Guardians are divided into, guardians of
the person, in the civil law called tutors, and guardians of the estate, in
the sam law are known... more
GUARDIANS OF THE POOR
The name given to officers whose duties are very
similar to those of overseers of the poor, (q. v.) that is, generally to
relieve the distresses... more
persons. The power or protective authority given by law,
and imposed on an individual who is free and in the enjoyment of his
rights, over one whose... more