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INTERRELATION
civil law. The act by which, in consequence of an agreement, the party bound declares that he will not be bound beyond a certain time. Wolff, Inst.... more

INTERPLEADER
practice. Interpleaders may be had at law and in equity.2. An interpleader at law a proceeding in the action of detinue, by which the defendant states the... more

INTERPRETATION
ense of the law. 6. - 2. When the judge interprets the law so as to accord with prior decisions, the interpretation is called usual. 7.... more

INTERPRETER
One employed to make a translation. (q v.)2. An interpreter should be sworn before he translates the testimony of a witness. 4 Mass. 81; 5... more

INTERREGNUM
polit. law. In an established government, the period which elapses between the death of a sovereign and the election of another is called interregnum. It is also... more

INTERROGATOIRE
French law. An act, or instrument, which contains the interrogatories made by the judge to the person accused, on the facts which are the object of the... more

INTERROGATORIES
Material and pertinent questions, in writing, to necessary points, not confessed, exhibited for the examination of witnesses or persons who are to give testimony in the... more

INTERRUPTION
will not be lost by interruption of it for ten or twenty years. 1 Inst. 113 b. A simple acknowledgment of a debt by the debtor,... more

INTERVAL
A space of time between two periods. When a person is unable to perform an act at any two given periods, but in the interval he... more

INTERVENTION
civil law. The act by which a third party becomes a party in a suit pending between other persons.2. The intervention is made either to be... more

INTESTACY
The state or condition of dying without a will.... more

INTESTABLE
One who cannot law fully make a testament.2. An infant, an insane person, or one civilly dead, cannot make a will, for want of capacity... more

INTESTATE
One who, having lawful power to make a will, has made none, or one which is defective in form. In that case, he is said to... more

INTIMATION
civil law. The name of any judicial act by which a notice of a legal proceeding. is given to some one; but it is more usually understood... more

INTRODUCTION
That part of a writing in which are detailed those facts which elucidate the subject. In chancery pleading, the introduction is that part of a bill... more

INTROMISSION
Scotch law. The assuming possession of property belonging to another, either on legal grounds, or without any authority; in the latter case, it is called vicious... more

INTRONISATION
French eccl. law. The installation of a hishop in his episcopal see. Clef des Lois Row. h. t. Andre.... more

INTRUDER
One who, on the death of the ancestor, enters on the land, unlawfully, before the heir can enter.... more

INTRUSION
estates, torts. When an ancestor dies seised of an estate of inheritance expectant upon an estate for life, and then the tenant dies, and between his death... more

INTRUSION
remedies. The name of a writ, brought by the owner of a fee simple, &c., against an intruder. New Nat. Br. 453.... more

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