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parentage, kindred. When persons have only one parent in
common, they are of the half-blood. For example, if John marry Sarah and
has a son by that... more
HALF-BROTHER AND HALF-SISTER
Persons who have the same father but
different mothers; or the same mother but different fathers.
money. A copper coin of the United States, of the value
two-hundredth part of a dollar, or five mills. It weighs eighty-four
grains. Act of January... more
pleading. It is the peculiar form of a defence,
which is as
follows, "venit et defendit vim et injuriam, et dicit," &c. It differs from
full defence. Vide... more
money. A silver coin of the United States, of the value of
one- twentieth part of a dollar, or five cents. It weighs twenty grains and
money. A silver coin of the United States of the value of
fifty cents. It weighs two hundred and six and one-fourth grains. Of one
thousand parts,... more
money. A gold coin of the United States, of the value
dollars. It weighs one hundred and twenty-nine grains. Of one thousand
parts, nine hundred are... more
semiplena probatio, civil law. Full proof is that which is
sufficient to end the controversy, while half proof is that which is
insufficient, as the foundation of... more
A seal used in the English chancery for the sealing of
commissions to delegates appointed upon any appeal, either in
ecclesiastioal or marine causes.
In the computation of time, a half year consists of one hundred and eighty-two days. Co. Litt. 135 b; Rev. Stat., of N. Y. part... more
A public building used either for the meetings of corporations,
courts, or employed to some public uses; as the city hall, the town hall.
Formerly this... more
med. jur. It is a species of mania, by which "an idea
reproduced by the memory is associated and embodied by the imagination."
This state of mind... more
The name of a court among the Saxons. It had civil and
Scotch law. The crime of hamesucken consists in "the
felonious seeking and invasion of a person in his dwelling house." 1 Hume,
312; Burnett, 86; Alisons Princ.... more
Eng. law. A small village; a part or member of a vill.
Eng.law. This is the name of one of the offices
to the English court of chancery. 3 Bl. Com. 49.
That part of the human body at the end of the arm.
2. Formerly the hand was considered as the... more
A printed or written notice put up on walls, &c., in order to
inform those concerned of something to be done.
contracts. Anciently, among all the northern nations, shaking
of hands was held necessary to bind a bargain; a custom still retained in
verbal contracts; a sale thus... more
evidence. Almost every persons handwriting has something
whereby it may be distinguished from the writing of others, and this
difference is sometimes intended by the term.