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HONESTY
That principle which requires us to give every one his due. Nul ne doit slenrichir aux de ens du droit dautrui. 2.... more

HONOR
High estimation. A testimony of high estimation. Dignity. Reputation. Dignified respect of character springing from probity, principle, or moral rectitude. A duel is not justified by... more

HONOR
Eng. law. The seigniory of a lord paramount. 2 Bl. Com. 9f. ... more

TO HONOR
contr. To accept a bill of exchange; to pay a bill accepted, or a promissory note, on the day it becomes due. 7 Taunt. 164; 1 T.... more

HONORARIUM
A recompense for services rendered. It is usually applied only to the recompense given to persons whose business is connected with science; as the fee paid... more

HORS DE SON FEE
pleading in the ancient English law. These words signify out of his fee. A plea which was pleaded, when a person who pretended to be the lord, brought... more

HORSE
Until a horse has attained the age of four years, he is called a colt. (q. v.) Russ. & Ry. 416. This word is sometimes... more

HOSTAGE
A person delivered into the possession of a public enemy in the time of war, as a security for the performance of a contract entered into between... more

HOSTELLAGIUM
Engl. law. A right reserved to the lords to be lodged and entertained in the houses of their tenants. ... more

HOSTILITY
A state of open enmity; open war. Wolff, Dr. de la Rat.1191.Hostility, as it regards individuals, may be permanent or temporary; it is permanent when... more

HOTCHPOT
estates. This homely term is used figuratively to signify the blending and mixing property belonging to different persons, in order to divide it equally among those entitled... more

HOUR
measure of time. The space of sixty minutes, or the twenty-fourth part of a natural day. Vide Date; Fraction; and Co. Litt. 135; 3 Chit.... more

HOUSE
estates. A place for the habitation and dwelling of man. This word has several significations, as it is applied to different things. In a grant or demise of... more

HOUSE OF COMMONS
Eng. law. The representatives of the people, in contradistinction to the nobles, taken collectively are called the house of commons. 2. This house... more

HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS
A prison where offenders of a particular class are confined. The term is more common in England than in the United States. ... more

HOUSE OF LORDS
Eng. law. The English lords, temporal and spiritual, when taken collectively and forming a branch of the parliament, are called the House of Lords. ... more

HOUSE OF REFUGE
punishment. The name given to a prison for juvenile delinquents. These houses are regulated in the United Statees on the most humane principles, by special local laws. ... more

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
arations as to his religious belief. He must be free from undue bias or dependence, by not holding any office under the United States. Art. 1, s.... more

HOUSE-BOTE
An allowance of necessary timber out of the landlords woods, for the repairing and support of a house or tenement. This belongs of common-right to any lessee... more

HOUSEKEEPER
One who occupies a house. 2. A person who occupies every room in the house, under a lease, except one, which... more

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