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INUNDATION
The overflow of waters by coming out of their bed.2. Inundations may arise from three causes; from public necessity, as in defence of a place... more

TO INURE
To take effect; as, the pardon inures.... more

INVALID
In a physical sense, it is that which is wanting force; in a figurative sense, it signifies that which has no effect.... more

INVASION
The entry of a country by a public enemy, making war.2. The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, gives power to congress... more

INVENTION
andoned, or they must have never belonged to any one, as a pearl found on the sea shore. Lec. Elem 350.... more

INVENTIONES
This word is used in some ancient English charters to signify treasure-trove.... more

INVENTOR
One who invents or finds out something.2. The patent laws of the United States authorize a patent to be issued to the original inventor; if... more

INVENTORY
A list, schedule, or enumeration in writing, containing, article by article, the goods and chattels, rights and credits, and, in some cases, the lands and tenements,... more

TO INVEST
contracts. To lay out money in such a manner that it may bring a revenue; as, to invest money in houses or stocks; to give possession.2. This... more

INVESTITURE
estates. The act of giving possession of lands by actual seisin When livery of seisin was made to a person by the common law he was invested... more

INVIOLABILITY
That which is not to be violated. The persons of ambassadors are inviolable. See Ambassador.... more

INVITO DOMINO
crim. law. Without the consent of the owner.2. In order to constitute larceny, the property stolen must be taken invito domino; this is the very essence... more

INVOICE
commerce. An account of goods or merchandise sent by merchants to their correspondents at home or abroad, in which the marks of each package, with other particulars,... more

INVOICE BOOK
commerce, accounts. One in which invoices are copied.... more

INVOLUNTARY
An involuntary act is that which is performed with constraint, (q. v.) or with repugnance, or without the will to do it. An action is involuntary... more

IOWA
- 3. The senators are elected for four years. They are so classed that one-half are renewed every two years. Art. 4, s. 5. 9.-4.... more

IPSE
He, himself; the very man.... more

IPSO FACTO
By the fact itself.2. This phrase is frequently employed to convey the idea that something which has been done contrary to law is void. For... more

IPSO JURE
By the act of the law itself, or by mere operation of law.... more

IRE AD LARGUM
To go at large; to escape, or be set at liberty. Vide Ad largum.... more

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