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JUS PROTEGENDI
civil law. The name of a servitude; it is a right by which a part of the roof or tiling of one house is made... more

JUS QUAESITUM
A right to ask or recover; for example, in an obligation there is a binding of the obligor, and a jus quaesitum in the... more

JUS IN RE,
property, title. The right which a man has in a thing by which it belongs to him. It is a complete and full right.... more

JUS RELICTA,
Scotch law. The right of a wife, after her hushand s death, to a third of movables, if there be children; and to one-half,... more

JUS RERUM.
The right of things. Its principal object is to ascertain how far a person can have a permanent dominion over things, and how that... more

JUS STRICTUM
A Latin phrase, which signifies law interpreted without any modification, and in its utmost rigor.... more

JUS UTENDI.
The right to use property, without destroying its substance. It is employed in contradistinction to the jus abutendi. (q. v.) 3 Toull. n. 86.... more

JUST.
This epithet is applied to that which agrees with a given law which is the test of right and wrong. 1 Toull. prel. n.... more

JUSTICE
The constant and perpetual disposition to render every man his due. Just. Inst. B. 1, tit. 1. Toullier defines it to be the conformity... more

JUSTICES.
Judges. Officers appointed by a competent authority to administer justice. They are so called, because, in ancient times the Latin word for judge was... more

JUSTICES IN EYRE
They were certain judges established if not first appointed, A. D. 1176, 22 Hen. II. England was divided into certain circuits, and three justices... more

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
Public officers invested with judicial powers for the purpose of preventing breaches of the peace, and bringing to punishment those who have violated the... more

JUSTICIAR, or JUSTICIER
A judge, or justice the same as justiciary.... more

JUSTICIARII ITINERANTES,
Eng. law. They were formerly justices, who were so called because they went from county to county to administer justice. They were usually called... more

JUSTICIARII RESIDENTES
Eng. law. They were justices or judges, who usually resided in Westminster; they were so called to distinguish them from justices in eyre. Co. Litt.... more

JUSTICIARY,
officer. Another name for a judge. In Latin, he was called justiciciarius, and in French, justicier. Not used. Bac. Ab. Courts and their Jurisdiction,... more

JUSTICIES
Eng. law. The name of a writ which acquires its name from the mandatory words which it contains, "that you do A B justice." 2.... more

JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE.
That which is committed with the intention to kill, or to do a grievous bodily injury, under circumstances which the law holds sufficient to... more

JUSTIFICATION.
The act by which a party accused shows and maintains a good and legal reason in court, why he did the thing he is... more

JUSTIFICATORS
A kind of compurgators, or those who, by oath, justified the innocence or oaths of others, as in the case of wagers of law. ... more

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