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A narrow slip of paper or parchment, affixed to a deed or writing hanging at or out of the same. This name is also... more
Continued operation; work. 2. The labor and skill of one man is frequently used in a partnership, and valued as equal to the capital... more
This word, derived from the French lecher, is nearly synonymous with negligence. 2. In general, when a party has been guilty of laches in... more
LADY S FRIEND
The name of a functioner in the British house of commons. When the husband sues for a divorce, or asks the passage of an... more
The law; Magna Carta; hence Saxon-lage, Mercen-lage, Dane-lage, &c.
Goods tied to a buoy and cast into the sea are so called. The same as Ligan. (q.v.)
The name of a fine imposed upon those who committed adultery or fornication. Tech. Dict. h. t.
Those persons who do not make a part of the clergy. In the United States the division of the people into clergy and laity... more
A ram, sheep or ewe, under the age of one year. 4 Car. & P. 216; S. C. 19 Eng. Com. Law Rep. 351.... more
This term comprehends any found, soil or earth whatsoever, as meadows, pastures, woods, waters, marshes, furze and heath. It has an indefinite extent upwards as... more
A monument set up in order to ascertain the boundaries between two contiguous estates. For removing a land mark an action lies. 1 Tho.... more
He who actually possesses the land. He is technically called the terre-tenant. (q. v.)
He who rents or leases real estate to another. 2. He is bound to perform certain duties and is entitled to certain rights, which... more
The faculty which men possess of communicating their perceptions and ideas to one another by means of articulate sounds. This is the definition of... more
practice. The name of a return made by the sheriff, when a defendant whom he has taken by virtue of process is so dangerously... more
eccl. law. The transfer, by forfeiture, of a right or power to present or collate to a vacant benefice, from, a person vested with such... more
One which is extinguished. The extinguishment may take place for various reasons. See Legacy, Lapsed. 2. A distinction has been made between a lapsed... more
here are statutory provisions to punish the felonious taking of emblements or fruits of plants, while the same are hanging by the roots, and there... more
Broad; extensive; unconfined. The opposite of strict, narrow, or confined. At large, at liberty.
The name of a code of Spanish law; sometimes called las siete partidas, or the seven parts, from the number of its principal divisions.... more