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IRONY
rhetoric. A term derived from the Greek, which signifies dissimulation. It is a refined species of ridicule, which, under the mask of honest simplicity or ignorance, exposes... more

IRREGULAR
That which is done contrary to the common rules of law; as, irregular process, which is that issued contrary to law and the common practice of... more

IRREGULAR DEPOSIT
This name is given to that kind of deposit, where the thing deposited need not be returned; as, where a man deposits, in the usual way,... more

IRREGULARITY
the canon law, this term is used to signify any impediment which prevents a man from taking holy orders.... more

IRRELEVANT EVIDENCE
That which does not support the issue, and which) of course, must be excluded. See Relevant.... more

IRREPLEVISABLE
practice. This term is applied to those things which cannot legally be replevied. For example, in Pennsylvania no goods seized in execution or for taxes, can be... more

IRRESISTIBLE FORCE
This term is applied to such an interposition of human agency, as is, from its nature and power, absolutely uncontrollable; as the inroads of a hostile... more

IREVOCABLE
That which cannot be revoked.2. A will may at all times be revoked by the same person who made it, he having a disposing mind;... more

IRRIGATION
The act of wetting or moist ening the ground by artificial means.2. The owner of land over which there is a current stream, is, as such,... more

IRRITANCY
In Scotland, it is the happening of a condition or event by which a charter, contract or other deed, to which a clause irritant is annexed,... more

ISLAND
A piece of land surrounded by water.2. Islands are in the sea or in rivers. Those in the sea are either in the open sea,... more

ISSINT
This is a Norman French word which signifies thus, so. It has given the name to a part of a plea, because when pleas were... more

ISSUABLE
practice. Leading or tending to an issue. An issuable plea is one upon which the plaintiff can take issue and proceed to trial.... more

ISSUE
kindred. This term is of very extensive import, in its most enlarged signification, and includes all persons who have descended from a common ancestor. 17 Ves. 481;... more

ISSUE
eneral issues, special issues, and common issues. 5. The general issue denies in direct terms the whole declaration; as in personal actions, where the defendant pleads nil debet,... more

ISSUE ROLL
Eng. law. The name of a record which contains an entry of the term of which the demurrer book, issue or paper book is entitled, and the,... more

ISSUES
Eng. law. The goods and profits of the lands of a defendant against whom a writ of distringas or distress infinite has been issued, taken by virtue... more

ISTHMUS
A tongue or strip of land between two seas. Glos. on Law, 37, book 2, tit. 3, of the Dig.... more

ITA EST
These words signify so it is. Among the civilians when a notary dies, leaving his register, an officer who is authorized to make official copies... more

ITA QUOD
The name or condition in a submission which is usually introduced by these words "so as the award be made of and upon the... more

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