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IBIDEM
This word is used in references, when it is intended to say that a thing is to be found in the same place, or... more

ICTUS ORBIS
med. jurisp. A maim, a bruise, or swelling; any hurt without cutting the skin. When the skin is cut, the injury is called a wound. (q. v.)... more

IDEM SONANS
Sounding the same.2. In pleadings, when a name which it is material to state, is wrongly spelled, yet if it be idem sonans with that... more

IDENTITATE NOMINIS
Engl. law. The name of a writ which lies for a person taken upon a capias or exigent and committed to prison, for another man of the... more

IDENTITY
evidence. Sameness.2. It is frequently necessary to identify persons and things. In criminal prosecutions, and in actions for torts and on contracts, it is required to be... more

IDES, NONES and CALENDS
civil law. This mode of computing time, formerly in use among the Romans, is yet used in several chanceries in, Europe, particularly in that of the pope.... more

IDIOCY
med. jur. That condition of mind, in which the reflective, or all or a part of the affective powers, are either entirely wanting, or are manifested to... more

IDIOT
Persons. A person who has been without understanding from his nativity, and whom the law, therefore, presumes never likely to attain any. Shelf. on Lun. 2.2. It... more

IDIOTA INQUIRENDO, WRIT DE
This is the name of an old writ which directs the sheriff to inquire whether a man be an idiot or not. The inquisition is to... more

IDLENESS
The refusal or neglect to engage in any lawful employment, in order to gain a livelihood.2. The vagrant act of 17 G. II. c. 5,... more

IGNIS JUDICIUM
Eng. law. The name of the old judicial trial by fire.... more

IGNOMINY
Public disgrace, infamy, reproach, dishonor. Ignominy is the opposite of esteem. Wolff, 145. See Infamy.... more

IGNORAMUS
d of using this word, the grand jury endorse on the bill, "Not found." 4 Bl. Com. 305. Vide Grand Jury.... more

IGNORANCE
The want of knowledge.2. Ignorance is distinguishable from error. Ignorance is want of knowledge; error is the non-conformity or opposition of our ideas to the truth.... more

ILL FAME
This is a technical expression, that which means not only bad character as generally understood, but every person, whatever may be his conduct and character in... more

ILLEGAL
Contrary to law; unlawful.2. It is a general rule, that the law will never give its aid to a party who has entered into an... more

ILLEGITIMATE
That which is contrary to law; it is usually applied to children born out of lawful wedlock. A bastard is sometimes called an illegitimate child.... more

ILLEVIABLE
A debt or duty that cannot or ought not to be levied. Nihil set upon a debt is a mark for illeviable.... more

ILLICIT
What is unlawful what is forbidden by the law. Vide Unlawful.2. This word is frequently used in policies of insurance, where the assured warrants against illicit... more

ILLICITE
Unlawfully.2. This word has a technical meaning, and is requisite in an indictment where the act charged is unlawful; as, in the case of a riot.... more

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