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HIS HONOR
A title given by the constitution of Massachusetts to the lieu- tenant governor of that commonwealth. Const. part 2, c. 2, s. 2, art. 1. It,... more

HISTORY
evidence. The recital of facts written and given out for true. 2. Facts stated in histories may be read in evidence,... more

HODGE-PODGE ACT
A name given to a legislative act which embraces many subjects. Such acts, besides being evident proofs of the ignorance of the makers of them, or... more

HOERES FACTUS
civil law. An heir instituted by testament; one made an heir by the testator. Vide Heir. ... more

HOERES NATUS
civil law. An heir by intestacy; he on whom an estate descends by operation of law. Vide Heir. ... more

HOGSHEAD
A measure of wine, oil, and the like, containing half a pipe; the fourth part of a tun, or sixty-three gallons. ... more

TO HOLD
These words are now used in a deed to express by what tenure the grantee is to have the land. The clause which commences with these... more

HOLDER
The holder of a bill of exchange is the person who is legally in the possession of it, either by endorsement or delivery, or both, and entitled... more

HOLDING OVER
ent, or, under local regulations, by summary proceedings. Vide 2 Yeates R. 523; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 486; 5 Binn. 228; 8 Serg. & Rawle, 459;... more

HOLOGRAPH
What is written by ones own hand. The same as Olograph. Vide Olograph. ... more

HOMAGE
Eng. law. An acknowledgment made by the vassal in the presence of his lord, that he is his man, that is, his subject or vassal. The form... more

HOME PORT
The port where the owner of a ship resides; this is a relative term. ... more

HOMESTALL
The mansion-house. ... more

HOMESTEAD
The place of the house or home place. Homestead farm does not necessarily include all the parcels of land owned by the grantor, though lying and occupied... more

HOMICIDE
crim. law. According to Blackstone, it is the killing of any human creature. 4 Com. 177. This is the most extensive sense of this word, in which... more

HOMINE CAPTO IN WITHERNAM
Engl. law.. The name of a writ directed to the sheriff, and commanding him to take one who has taken any bondsman, and conveyed him out of the... more

HOMINE ELIGENDO
English law. The name of a writ directed to a corporation, requiring the members to make choice of a new man, to keep the one part of... more

HOMINE REPLEGIANDO
When a man is unlawfully in custody, he may be restored to his liberty by writ de hominereplegiando, upon giving bail; or by a writ of... more

HOMO
This Latin word, in its most enlarged sense, includes both man and woman. 2 Inst. 45. Vide Man. ... more

HOMOLOGATION
civil law. Approbation, confirmation by a court of justice, a judgment which orders the execution of some act; as, the approbation of an award, and ordering execution on... more

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