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IMPEACHMENT
const. law, punishments. Under the constitution and laws of the United States, an impeachment may be described to be a written accusation, by the house of representatives... more

IMPEACHMENT
evidence. An allegation, supported by proof, that a witness who has been examined is unworthy of credit.2. Every witness is liable to be impeached as to... more

IMPEACHMENT OF WASTE
It signifies a restraint from committing waste upon lands or tenements; or a demand of compensation for waste done by a tenant who has but a... more

IMPEDIMENTS
its validity, they are dirimant (q. v.) and prohibitive. (q. v.) 1. The absolute impediments are those which prevent the person subject to them from marrying at,... more

IMPERFECT
That which is incomplete.2. This term is applied to rights and obligations. A man has a right to be relieved by his fellow-creatures, when in... more

IMPERIUM
The right to command, which includes the right to employ the force of the state to enforce the laws; this is one of the principal attributes... more

IMPERTINENT
practice, pleading. What does not appertain, or belong to; id est, qui ad rem non pertinet.2. Evidence of facts which do not belong to the matter... more

IMPETRATION
The obtaining anything by prayer or petition. In the ancient English statutes, it signifies a pre-obtaining of church benefices in England from the church of Rome,... more

IMPLEMENTS
Such things as are used or employed for a trade, or furniture of a house.... more

IMIPLICATA
mar. law. In order to avoid the risk of making fruitless voyages, merchants have been in the habit of receiving small adventures on freight at so much... more

IMPLICATION
An inference of something not directly declared, but arising from what is admitted or expressed.2. It is a rule that when the law gives anything... more

IMPORTATION
st two-thirds of the crew thereof, shall be proved citizens of the United States, or persons not the Subjects of any foreign prince or state, to the satisfaction... more

IMPORTS
Importations; as no state shall lay any duties on imports or exports. Const. U. S. Art. 1, s. 10; 7 How. U. S. Rep. 477.... more

IMPORTUNITY
Urgent solicitation, with troublesome frequency and pertinacity.2. Wills and devises are sometimes set aside in consequence of the importunity of those who have procured them. Whenever... more

IMPOSITIONS
Imposts, taxes, or contributions.... more

IMPOSSIBILITY
The character of that which. cannot be done agreeably to the accustomed order of nature.2. It is a maxim that no one is bound to... more

IMPOSTS
This word is sometimes used to signify taxes, or duties, or impositions; and, sometimes, in the more restrained sense of a duty on imported goods and... more

IMPOTENCE
med. jur. The incapacity for copulation or propagating the species. It has also been used synonymously with sterility.2. Impotence may be considered as incurable, ourable, accidental or... more

IMPRESCRIPTIBILITY
The state of being incapable of prescription.2. A property which is held in trust is imprescriptible; that is the trustee cannot acquire a title to... more

IMPRIMATUR
A license or allowance to one to print.2. At one time, before a book could be printed in England, it was requisite that a permission... more

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