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HANGING
punishment. Death by the halter, or the suspending of a criminal, condemned to suffer death, by the neck, until life is extinct. A mode of capital punishment. ... more

HANGMAN
The name usually given to a man employed by the sheriff to put a man to death, according to law, in pursuance of a judgment of... more

HAP
An old word which signifies to catch; as, "to hap the rent," to hap the deed poll." Techn. Dict. h. t. ... more

HARBOR
A place where ships may ride with safety; any navigable water protected by the surrounding country; a haven. (q. v.) It is public property. 1. Bouv.... more

To HARBOR
torts. To receive clandestinely or without lawful authority a person for the purpose of so concealing him that another having a right to the lawful custody of such... more

HARD LABOR
d such like employments. ... more

HART
A stag or male deer of the forest five years old complete. ... more

HAT MONEY
mar. law. The name of a small duty paid to the captain and mariners of a ship, usually called primage. (q. v.) ... more

TO HAVE
These words are used in deeds for the conveyance of land, in that clause which usually declared for what estate the land is granted. The same... more

HAVEN
A place calculated for the reception of ships, and so situated, in regard to the surrounding land, that the vessel may ride at anchor in it... more

HAWKERS
Persons going from place to place with goods and merchandise for sale. To prevent impositions they are generally required to take out licenses, under regulations established by... more

HAZARDOUS CONTRACT
civil law. When the performance of that which is one of its objects, depends on an uncertain event, the contract is said to be hazardous. Civ. Co. of... more

HEAD BOROUGH
English law. Formerly he was a chief officer of a borough, but now he is an officer subordinate to constable. St. Armand, Hist. Essay on the Legisl. Power... more

HEALTH
Freedom from pain or sickness; the most perfect state of animal life. It may be defined, the natural agreement and concordant dispositions of the parts of... more

HEALTH OFFICER
The name of an officer invested with power to enforce the health laws. The powers and duties of health officers are regulated by local laws. ... more

HEARING
chwncery practice. The term, hearing is given to the trial of a chancery suit. 2. The hearing is conducted as follows. When... more

HEARING
crim. law. The examination of a prisoner charged with a crime or misdemeanor, and of the witnesses for the accuser. 2. The magistrate... more

HEARSAY EVIDENCE
proved in his presence by the testimony of a witness sworn or affirmed to speak the truth. 3. There are, however, exceptions... more

HEDGE-BOTE
Wood used for repairing hedges or fences. 2 Bl. Com. 35; 16 John. 15. ... more

HEIFER
A young cow, which has not had a calf. A beast of this kind two years and a half old, was held to be improperly... more

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