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GRAIN
corn. It signifies wheat, rye, barley, or other corn sown in the ground In Pennsylvania, a tenant for a certain term is entitled to the way-going crop.... more

GRAINAGE
Eng. law. The name of an ancient duty collected in London, consisting of one-twentieth part of the salt imported into that city. ... more

GRAMME
A French weight. The gramme is the weight of a cubic centimetre of distilled water, at the temperature of zero. It is equal to 15.4441 grains... more

GRAND
An epithet frequently used to denote that the thing. to which it is joined is of more importance and dignity, than other things of the... more

GRAND BILL OF SALE
Eng. law. The name of an instrument used for the transfer of a ship, while she is at sea, it differs from a common bill of sale.... more

GRAND COUTUMIER
Two collections of laws bore this title. The one, also called the Coutumier of France, is a collection of the customs, usages, and forms of practice,... more

GRAND JURY
practice. A body of men, consisting of not less than twelve nor more than twenty-four, respectively returned by the sheriff of every county to every session of... more

GRANDCHILDREN
domestic relations. The children of ones children. Sometimes these may claim bequests given in a will to children, though in general they can make no such claim.... more

GRANDFATHER
domestic relations. The father of ones father or mother. The fathers father is called the paternal grandfather, the mothers father is the maternal grandfather. ... more

GRANDMOTHER
domestic relations. The mother of ones father or mother. The fathers mother is called the paternal grandmother, the mothers mother is the maternal grandmother. ... more

GRANT
conveyancing, concessio. Technically speaking, grants are applicable to the conveyance of incorporeal rights, though in the largest sense, the term comprehends everything that is granted or passed... more

GRANT, BARGAIN, AND SELL
- By the laws of the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Missouri, and Alabama, it is declared that the words grant, bargain, and sell) shall amount to... more

GRANTEE
He to whom a grant is made. ... more

GRANTOR
He by whom a grant is made. ... more

GRASSHEARTH
old Engl. law. The name of an ancient customary service of tenants doing one days work for their landlord. ... more

GRATIFICATION
A reward given voluntarily for some service or benefit rendered, without being requested so to do, either expressly or by implication. ... more

GRATIS
Without reward or consideration. 2. When a bailee undertakes to perform some act or work gratis, he is answerable for his gross negligence, if... more

GRATIS DICTUM
Assaying not required, a statement voluntarily made without necessity. ... more

GRATUITOUS CONTRACT
civ. law. One, the object of which is for the benefit of the person with whom it is made, without any profit, received or promised, as a... more

GRAVAMEN
The grievance complained of, the substantial cause, of the action. See Greenl. Ev. 66. ... more

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