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ILLINOIS
anization and jurisdiction. 1. Of its organization. 1st. The judges must be citizens of the United States; have resided in the state five years previous to their respective... more

ILLITERATE
This term is applied to one unacquainted with letters.2. When an ignorant man, unable to read, signs a deed or agreement, or makes his mark instead... more

ILLUSION
A species of mania in which the sensibility of the nervous system is altered, excited, weakened or perverted. The patient is deceived by the false appearance... more

ILLUSORY APPOINTMENT
chancery practice. Such an appointment or disposition of property under a power as is merely nominal and not substantial.2. Illusory appointments are void in equity. Sugd. Pow.... more

TO IMAGINE
Eng. law. In cases of treason the law makes it a crime to imagine the death of the king. In order to complete the offence there must,... more

IMBECILITY
med. jur. A weakness of the mind, caused by the absence or obliteration of natural or acquired ideas; or it is described to be an abnormal deficiency... more

IMMATERIAL
What is not essential; unimportant what is not requisite; what is informal; as, an immaterial averment, an immaterial issue. 2. When a witness deposes to something immaterial,... more

IMMATERIAL AVERMENT
One alleging with needless particularity or unnecessary circumstances, what is material and requisite, and which, properly, might have been stated more generally, or without such circumstances or... more

lMMATERIAL ISSUE
One taken on a point not proper to decide the action; for example, if in an action of debt on bond, conditioned for the payment of... more

IMMEDIATE
That which is produced directly by the act to which it is ascribed, without the intervention or agency of any distinct intermediate cause.2. For immediate injuries... more

IMMEMORIAL
That which commences beyond the time of memory. Vide Memory, time of. IMMEMORIAL POSSESSION. In Louisiana, by this term is understood that of which no... more

IMMIGRATION
The removing into one place from another. It differs from emigration, which is the moving from one place into another. Vide Emigration.... more

IMMORAL CONSIDERATION
One contrary to good morals, and therefore invalid. See Moral obligation.... more

IMMORALITY
that which is contra bonos mores. In England, it is not punishable in some cases, at the common law, on, account of the ecclesiastical jurisdictions: e.... more

IMMOVABLES
civil law. Things are movable or immovable. Immovables, res immobiles, are things in general, such as cannot move themselves or be removed from one place to another.... more

IMMUNITY
An exemption from serving in an office, or performing duties which the law generally requires other citizens to perform. Vide Dig. lib. 50, t. 6; 1... more

IMMUTABLE
What cannot be removed, what is unchangeable. The laws of God being perfect, are immutable, but no human law can be so considered.... more

IMPAIRING THE OBLIGATION OF CONTRACTS
rsal law of nations, but it is the law of the state where the contract is made. 12 Wheat. R. 213. Any law which enlarges, abridges, or... more

TO IMPANEL
practice. The writing the names of a jury on a schedule, by the sheriff or other officer lawfully authorized.... more

IMPARLANCE
pleading and practice. Imparlance, from the French, parler, to speak, or licentia loquendi, in its most general signification, means time given by the court to either party... more

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