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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
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
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
A toll paid for loading and unloading merchandise at a key or wharf.
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
This word is applied, in England, to vessels employed in the carriage of coals. Jacob, L. D.
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
A measure of capacity equal to eighteen gallons. See Measure.
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
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
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
merc. law. This term is used by merchants and seafaring men to signify a ship s ballast. Mere. Dict.
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 the bible is a ceremony used in taking the corporal oath, the object being, as the canonists say, to denote the assent of... more
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
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
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