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GERMAN
relations, germanus. Whole or entire, as respects genealogy or descent, thus, "brother-german," denotes one who is brother both by the father and mothers side cousins-germane" those in... more

GERONTOCOMI
civil law.. Officers appointed to manage hospitals for poor old persons. Clef des Lois Rom. mot Administrateurs. ... more

GESTATION
med. jur. The time during which a female, who has conceived, carries the embryo or foetus in her uterus. By the common consent of mankind, the term... more

GIFT
conveyancing. A voluntary conveyance, that is, a conveyance not founded on the consideration of money or blood. The word denotes rather the motive of the conveyance, so... more

GIFT
contracts. The act by which the owner of a thing, voluntarily transfers the title and possession of the same, from himself to another person who accepts it,... more

GIFT INTER
Vivos. A gift made from one or more persons, without any prospect of immediate death, to one or more others. 2. These gifts are... more

GIFTOMAN
Swedish law. He who has a right to dispose of a woman in marriage. 2. This right is vested in the father, if living, if... more

GILL
A measure of capacity, equal to one-fourth of a pint. Vide Measure. ... more

GIRANTEM
mer. law. An Italian word,, which signifies the drawer. It is derived from, girare, to draw, in the same manner as the English verb to murder, is... more

GIRTH
, A girth or yard is a measure of length. The word is of Saxon origin, taken from the circumference of the human body. Girth is... more

GIST
pleading. Gist of the action is the essential ground or object of it, in point of law, and without which there is no cause of action.... more

GIVER
contracts. He who makes a gift. (q. v.) By his gift, the giver always impliedly agrees with the donee that he will not revoke the gift. ... more

GIVING IN PAYMENT
This term is used in Louisiana, it signifies that a debtor, instead of paying a debt he owes in money, satisfies his creditor by giving in... more

GIVING TIME
contracts. Any agreement by which a creditor gives his debtor a delay or time in paying his debt, beyond that contained in the original agreement. When other... more

GLADIUS
In our old Latin authors, and in the Norman laws, this word was used to signify supreme jurisdiction, jus gladii. ... more

GLEANING
The act of gathering such grain in a field where it grew, as may, have been left by the reapers after the sheaves were gathered. ... more

GLEBE
eccl. law. The land which belongs to a church. It is the dowry of the church. Gleba est terra qua consistit dos ecclesiae. Lind. 254, 9 Cranch, Rep.... more

GLOSS
Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author. ... more

GLOSSATOR
A commentator or annotator of the Roman law. One of the authors of the Gloss. ... more

GLOUCESTER, STATUTE OF
An English statute, passed 6 Edw. I., A. D., 1278, so called, because it was passed at Gloucester. There were other statutes made at Gloucester, which... more

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