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GAVEL
A tax, imposition or tribute, the same as gabel. (q. v.) ... more

GAVELKIND
Given to all the kindred, or the hold or tenure of a family, not the kind of tenure. Eng. law. A tenure or custom annexed... more

GELD
old Eng. law. It signifies a fine or compensation for an offence, also, rent, money or tribute. ... more

GEMOTE
An assembly. Wittena gemote, during the time of the Saxons in England, signified an assembly of wise men. The parliament. ... more

GENDER
That which designates the sexes. 2. As a general rule, when the masculine is used it includes the feminine, as, man (q. v.) sometimes... more

GENEALOGY
The summary history or table of a house or family, showing how the persons there named are connected together. 2. It is founded on the... more

GENER
A son-in-law. Dig. 50, 16, 156. ... more

GENERAL
This word has several meanings, namely: 1. A principal officer, particularly in the army. 2. Something opposed to special, as, a general verdict, the general issue, which... more

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
This name is given in some of the states to the senate and house of representatives, which compose the legislative body. ... more

GENERAL IMPARLANCE
pleading. One granted upon a prayer, in which the defendant reserves to himself no exceptions, and is always from one term to another. Gould on Pl. c.... more

GENERAL ISSUE
pleading. A plea which traverses or denies at once the whole indictment or declaration, without offering any special matter, to evade it. It is called the general... more

GENERAL LAND OFFICE
One of the departments of government of the United St ates. 2. It was established by the Act of April 25,1812, 2 Storys Laws U.... more

GENERAL SHIP
One which is employed by the master or owners, on a particular voyage, and is hired by a number of persons, unconnected with each other, to... more

GENERAL SPECIAL IMPARLANCE
pleading. One in which the defendant reserves to himself " all advantages and exceptions whatsoever." 2 Chit. Pl. 408. 2. This kind of imparlance allows the... more

GENERAL TRAVERSE
pleading. One preceded by a general inducement, and denying, in general terms, all that is last before alleged on the opposite side, instead of pursuing the words... more

GENS
A word used by the Romans to represent race and nation. 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 259, n. 13. In the French law, it is used to... more

GENTLEMAN
In the English law, according to Sir Edward Coke, is one who bears a coat of armor. 2 Inst. 667. In the United States, this... more

GENTLEWOMAN
This word is unknown to the law in the United States, and is but little used. In England. it was, formerly, a good addition of... more

GENUS
It denotes the number of beings, or objects, which agree in certain general properties, common to them all, so that genus is, in fact, only an... more

GEORGIA
The name of one of the original states of the United States of America. George the Second granted a charter to Lord Percival, and twenty others,... more

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