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KENTUCKY
The name of one of the new states of the United States of America. 2. This state was formerly a part of Virginia, and... more

KEY
An instrument made for shutting and opening a lock.2. The keys of a house are considered as real estate, and descend to the heir with... more

KEY,
estates. A wharf at which to land goods from, or to load them in a vessel. This word is now generally spelled Quay, from... more

KEYAGE
A toll paid for loading and unloading merchandise at a key or wharf. ... more

KEELAGE
The right of demanding money for the bottom of ships resting in a port or harbor. The money so paid is also called keelage.... more

KEELS
This word is applied, in England, to vessels employed in the carriage of coals. Jacob, L. D. ... more

KIDNAPPING
The forcible and unlawful abduction and conveying away of a man, woman, or child, from his or her home, without his or her will... more

KILDERKIN
A measure of capacity equal to eighteen gallons. See Measure. ... more

KINDRED
Relations by blood.2. Nature has divided the kindred of every one into three principal classes. 1. His children, and their descendants. 2. His father,... more

KING
The chief magistrate of a kingdom, vested usually with the executive power. 2. The following table of the reigns of English and British kings... more

KING S BENCH
The name of the supreme court of law in England. It is so called because formerly the king used to sit there in person,... more

KINGDOM
A country where an officer called a king exercises the powers of government, whether the same be absolute or limited. Wolff, Inst. Nat. 994.... more

KINTLIDGE
merc. law. This term is used by merchants and seafaring men to signify a ship s ballast. Mere. Dict. ... more

KIRBY S QUEST
An ancient record remaining with the remembrancer of the English Exchequer, so called from being the inquest of John De Kirby, treasurer to Edward... more

KISSING
Kissing the bible is a ceremony used in taking the corporal oath, the object being, as the canonists say, to denote the assent of... more

KNAVE
A false, dishonest, or deceitful person. This signification of the word has arisen by a long perversion of its original meaning.2. To call a... more

KNIGHT S FEE
old Eng. law. An uncertain measure of land, but, according to some opinions it is said to contain six hundred and eighty acres. Co. Litt.... more

KNIGHT S SERVICE
Eng. law. It was, formerly, a tenure of lands. Those who held by knight s service were called: milites qui per loricas terras suas defendunt;:... more

KNOWINGLY
pleadings. The word knowingly," or "well knowing," will supply the place of a positive averment in an indictment or declaration, that the defendant knew the... more

KNOWLEDGE
Information as to a fact. 2. Many acts are perfectly innocent when the party performing them is not aware of certain circumstances attending them for... more

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