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GRAVE
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

GREAT CATTLE
By this, term, in the English law, is, meant all manner of beasts except sheep and yearlings. 2 Rolles Rep. 173. ... more

GREAT CHARTER
The name of the charter granted by the English King John, securing to the English people their principal liberties, magna charta. (q. v.) ... more

GREAT LAW
The name of an act of the legislature of Pennsylvania, passed at Chester, immediately after the arrival of William Penn, December 7th, 1682. Serg. Land Laws of... more

GREE
obsolete. It signified satisfaction, as, to make gree to the parties, is, to agree with, or satisfy them for, an offence done. ... more

GREEN WAX
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 custom, is reputed timber. 2 hist. 642. ... more

GROSS
Absolute, entire, not depending on another. Vide Common. ... more

GROSS ADVENTURE
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

GROSS AVERAGE
mar. law. That kind of average which falls on the ship, cargo, and freight, and. is distinguished from particular average. See Average. ... more

GROSS NEGLIGENCE
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

GROSS WEIGHT
The total weight of goods or merchandise, with the chests, bags, and the like, from which. are to be deducted tare and tret. ... more

GROUND RENT
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

GROUNDAGE
mar. law. The consideration paid for standing a ship in a port. Jacobs, Dict. h. t., Vide Demurrage. ... more

GUARANTEE
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

GUARANTOR
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

GUARANTY
contracts. A promise made upon a good consideration, to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of... more

GUARDIANS
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

GUARDIANSHIP
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

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