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JACTITATION. OF MARRIAGE
Eng. eccl. law. The boasting by an individual that he or she has married another, from which it may happen that they will acquire the... more

JACTURA
The same as jettison. (q. v.) 1 Bell s Com. 586, 5th ed.... more

JAIL
A prison; a place appointed by law for the detention of prisoners. A jail is an inhabited dwelling-house within the statute of New York,... more

JEOFAILE.
This is a law French phrase, which signifies, "I am in an error; I have failed." There are certain statutes called statutes of amendment... more

JEOPARDY
Peril, danger. 2. This is the meaning attached to this word used in the act establishing and regulating the post office department. The words... more

JERGUER
Engl. law. An officer of the custom-house, who oversees the waiters. Techn. Dict. h. t.... more

JETTISON, or JETSAM.
The casting out of a vessel, from necessity, a part of the lading; the thing cast out also bears the same name; it differs... more

JEUX DE BOURSE
French law. This is a kind of gambling or speculation, which consists of sales and purchase s, which bind neither of the parties to deliver... more

JEWS.
See De Judaismo Statutum.... more

JOB.
By this term is understood among workmen, the whole of a thing which is to be done. In this sense it is employed in... more

JOBBER
commerce. One who buys end sells articles for others. Stock jobbers are those who buy, and sell stocks for others; this term is also applied... more

JOCALIA
Jewels; this term was formerly more properly applied to those ornaments which women, although married, call their own. When these jocalia are not suitable... more

JOINDER OF ACTIONS
practice. The putting two or more causes of action in the same declaration. 2. It is a general rule, that in real actions there... more

JOINDER IN DEMURRER
When a demurrer is offered by one party, the adverse party joins with him in demurrer, and the answer which he makes is called... more

JOINDER OF ISSUE
pleadings. The act by which the parties to a cause arrive at that stage of it in their pleadings, that one asserts a fact to... more

JOINDER OF PARTIES TO ACTIONS.
It is a rule in actions ex contractu that all who have a legal interest in the contract, and no others, must join in... more

JOINT.
United, not separate; as, joint action, or one which is brought by several persons acting together; joint bond, a bond given by two or... more

JOINT CONTRACT
One in which the contractors are jointly bound to perform the promise or obligation therein contained, or entitled to receive the benefit of such... more

JOINT EXECUTORS.
It is proposed to consider, 1. The interest which they have in the estate of the deceased. 2. How far they are liable for... more

JOINT STOCK BANKS.
In England they are a species of quasi corporations, or companies regulated by deeds of settlement; and, in this respect, the stand in the... more

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