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INCONCLUSIVE
What does not put an end to a thing. Inconclusive presumptions are those which may be overcome by opposing proof; for example, the law presumes that... more

INCONTINENCE
Impudicity, the indulgence in unlawful carnal connexions. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. 862.... more

INCORPORATION
This term is frequently confounded, particularly in the old books, with corporation. The distinction between them is this, that by incorporation is understood the act by... more

INCORPORATION
civil law. The union of one domain to another.... more

INCORPOREAL
Not consisting of matter.2. Things incorporeal. are those which are not the object of sense, which cannot be seen or felt, but which we can... more

INCORPOREAL HEREDITAMENT
title, estates. A right issuing out of, or annexed unto a thing corporeal.2. Their existence is merely in idea and abstracted contemplation, though their effects and profits... more

INCORPOREAL PROPERTY
civil law. That which consists in legal right merely; or, as the term is, in the common law, of choses in actions. Vide Corporeal property.... more

TO INCULPATE
To accuse one of a crime or misdemeanor.... more

INCUMBENT
eccles. law. A clerk resident on his benefice with cure; he is so called because he does, or ought to, bend the whole of his studies to... more

INCUMBRANCE
Whatever is a lien upon an estate.2. The right of a third person in the land in question to the diminution of the value of... more

INDEBITATUS ASSUMPSIT
remedies, pleadings. That species of action of assumpsit, in which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration, first a debt, and then a promise in consideration of the debt,... more

INDEBITI SOLUTIO
civil law. The payment to one of what is not due to him. If the payment was made by mistake, the civilians recovered it back by an... more

INDEBTEDNESS
pposite party until the rendition of the judgment on the award. 1 Mass. 134. See Creditor; Debt; Debtor.... more

INDECENCY
An act against good behaviour and a just delicacy. 2 Serg. & R. 91.2. The law, in general, will repress indecency as being contrary to good... more

INDEFEASIBLE
That which cannot be defeated or undone. This epithet is usually applied to an estate or right which cannot be defeated.... more

INDEFENSUS
One sued or impleaded, who refuses or has nothing to answer.... more

INDEFINITE
That which is undefined; uncertain.... more

INDEFINITE FAILURE OF ISSUE
executory devise. A general failure of issue, whenever it may happen, without fixing a time, or certain or definite period, within which it must take place. The... more

INDEFINITE, NUMBER
A number which may be increased or diminished at pleasure.2. When a corporation is composed of an indefinite number of persons, any number of them consisting... more

INDEFINITE PAYMENT
contracts. That which a debtor who owes several debts to a creditor, makes without making an appropriation; (q. v.) in that case the creditor has a right... more

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