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HALF-BLOOD
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. ... more

HALF CENT
money. A copper coin of the United States, of the value of one two-hundredth part of a dollar, or five mills. It weighs eighty-four grains. Act of January... more

HALF DEFENCE
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

HALF DIME
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 five-eighths... more

HALF DOLLAR
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

HALF EAGLE
money. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of five dollars. It weighs one hundred and twenty-nine grains. Of one thousand parts, nine hundred are... more

HALF PROOF
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

HALF SEAL
A seal used in the English chancery for the sealing of commissions to delegates appointed upon any appeal, either in ecclesiastioal or marine causes. ... more

HALF YEAR
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

HALL
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

HALLUCINATION
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

HALMOTE
The name of a court among the Saxons. It had civil and criminal jurisdiction. ... more

HAMESUCKEN
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

HAMLET
Eng. law. A small village; a part or member of a vill. ... more

HANAPER OFFICE
Eng.law. This is the name of one of the offices belonging to the English court of chancery. 3 Bl. Com. 49. ... more

HAND
That part of the human body at the end of the arm. 2. Formerly the hand was considered as the... more

HANDBILL
A printed or written notice put up on walls, &c., in order to inform those concerned of something to be done. ... more

HANDSALE
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

HANDWRITING
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. ... more

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