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HERISCHILD
A species of English military service, or knights fee. ... more

HERIOTS
Eng. law. A render of the best beast or other goods, as the custom may be, to the lord, on the death of the tenant. 2... more

HERITAGE
By this word is understood, among the civilians, every species of immovable which can be the subject of property, such as lands, houses, orchards, woods, marshes, ponds,... more

HERMAPHRODITES
Persons who have in the sexual organs the appearance of both sexes. They are adjudged to belong to that which prevails in them. Co. Litt. 2,... more

HIDE
measures. In England, a hide of land, according to some ancient-manuscripts, contained one hundred and twenty acres. Co. Litt. 5; Plowd. 167; Touchst. 93. ... more

HIERARCHY
were different degrees of power and authority, at the summit of which was the sovereign pontiff, and this was called the hierarchy. Now it signifies, not so... more

HIGH
This word has various signifcations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined,... more

HIGH CONSTABLE
An officer appointed in some cities bears this name. His powers are generally Iimited to matters of police, and are not more extensive in these respects than... more

HIGH COURT OF DELEGATES
English law. The name of a court esthlished by stat. 25 Hen. VIII. c. 19, s. 4. No permanent judges are appointed, but in every case of... more

HIGH SEAS
This term, which is frequently used in the laws of the United States signifies the unenclosed waters of the ocean, and also those waters on the sea... more

HIGH TREASON
English law. Treason against the king, in contradistinction with petit treason, which is the treason of a servant towards his master; a wife towards her hushand; a secular... more

HIGH WATER MARK
That part of the shore of the sea to which the waves ordinarily reach when he tide is at its highest. 6 Mass. R. 435;... more

HIGHEST BIDDER
contracts. He who, at an auction, offers the greatest price for the property sold. 2. The highest bidder is entitled to have... more

HIGHWAY
A passage or road through the country, or some parts of it, for the use of the people. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 442. The term highway... more

HIGHWAYMAN
A robber on the highway. ... more

HILARY TERM
Eng. law. One of the four terms of the courts, beginning the 11th and ending the 31st day of January in each year. ... more

HIGLER
Eng. law. A person who carries from door to door, and sells by retail, small articles of provisions, and the like. ... more

HIRE
of Lo. art. 2640. 8. There is a species of contract in which, though no price in money be paid, and... more

HIRER
contracts. Called, in the civil law, conductor, and, in the French law conducteur, procureur, locataire, is he who takes a thing from another, to use it, and pays... more

HIS EXCELLENCY
A title given by the constitution of Massaebusetts to the governor of that commonwealth. Const. part 2, c. 2, s. 1, art. 1. This title is... more

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