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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.
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
An old word which signifies to catch; as, "to hap the rent,"
the deed poll." Techn. Dict. h. t.
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
torts. To receive clandestinely or without lawful
person for the purpose of so concealing him that another having a right to
the lawful custody of such... more
d such like
A stag or male deer of the forest five years old complete.
mar. law. The name of a small duty paid to the captain and
mariners of a ship, usually called primage. (q. v.)
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
A place calculated for the reception of ships, and so
regard to the surrounding land, that the vessel may ride at anchor in it... more
Persons going from place to place with goods and
sale. To prevent impositions they are generally required to take out
licenses, under regulations established by... more
civil law. When the performance of that which
of its objects, depends on an uncertain event, the contract is said to be
hazardous. Civ. Co. of... more
English law. Formerly he was a chief officer of a
but now he is an officer subordinate to constable. St. Armand, Hist. Essay
on the Legisl. Power... more
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
The name of an officer invested with power to
health laws. The powers and duties of health officers are regulated by
chwncery practice. The term, hearing is given to the trial of a
2. The hearing is conducted as follows. When... more
crim. law. The examination of a prisoner charged with a
misdemeanor, and of the witnesses for the accuser.
2. The magistrate... more
his presence by the testimony of a witness sworn or affirmed to speak the
3. There are, however, exceptions... more
Wood used for repairing hedges or fences. 2 Bl. Com. 35; 16
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