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HOVEL
A place used by hushandmen to set their ploughs, carts, and other farming utensils, out of the rain and sun. Law Latin Dict. A shed; a cottage;... more

HOYMAN
The master or captain of a hoy. 2. Hoymen are liable as common carriers. Story, Bailm. 496. ... more

HUE AND CRY
Eng. law. A mode of pursuing felons, or such as have dangerously wounded any person, or assaulted any one with intent to rob him, by the constable,... more

HUEBRA
Spanish law. An acre of land or as much as can be ploughed in a day by two oxen. Sp. Dict.; 2 Whites Coll. 49. ... more

HUISSIER
An usher of a court. In France, an officer of this name performs many of the duties which in this country devolve on the sheriff... more

HUNDRED
Eng. law. A district of country originally comprehending one hundred families. In many cases, when an offence is committed within the -hundred, the inhabitants tire civilly responsible... more

HUNDRED GEMOTE
The name of a court among the Saxons. It was holden every month, for the benefit of the inhabitants of the hundred. ... more

HUNDREDORS
In England they are inhabitants of a local division of a county, who, by several statutes, are held to be liable in the cases therein specified,... more

HUNGER
The desire for taking food. Hunger is no excuse for larceny. 1 Hale, P. C. 54; 4 Bl. Com. 31. But it is a matter... more

HUNTING
The act of pursuing and taking wild animals; the chase. 2. The chase gives a kind of title by occupancy,... more

HURDLE
Eng. law. A species of sledge, used to draw traitors to execution. ... more

HUSBAND
o do, and which her situation requires; but this does not include such luxuries as, according to her fancy, she deems necessaries; vide article Cruelty, where this... more

HUSBAND
mar. law. The name of an agent who is authorized to make the necessary repairs to a ship, and to act in relation to the ship,... more

HUSBRECE
old Eng. law. The, ancient name of the offence now called burglary. ... more

HUSTINGS
Engl. law. The name of a court held before the lord mayor and aldermen of London; it is the principal and supreme court of the city.,... more

HYDROMETER
An instrument for measuring the density of fluids; being immersed in fluids, as in water, brine, beer, brandy, &c., it determines the proportion of their densities,... more

HYPOBOLUM
civ. law. The name of the bequest or legacy given by the hushand to his wife, at his death, above her dowry. Techn. Dict. h. t. ... more

HYPOTHECATION
G; Civil Code of Louis. tit. 22, where this sort of security bears the name of mortgage. (q. v.) ... more

HYPOTHEQUE
French law. Properly, the right acquired by the creditor over the immovable property which has been assigned to him by his debtor, as security for his debt, although... more

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