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LABEL
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

LABOR
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

LACHES.
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

LAGA.
The law; Magna Carta; hence Saxon-lage, Mercen-lage, Dane-lage, &c. ... more

LAGAN.
Goods tied to a buoy and cast into the sea are so called. The same as Ligan. (q.v.) ... more

LAIRESITE.
The name of a fine imposed upon those who committed adultery or fornication. Tech. Dict. h. t. ... more

LAITY.
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

LAMB.
A ram, sheep or ewe, under the age of one year. 4 Car. & P. 216; S. C. 19 Eng. Com. Law Rep. 351.... more

LAND.
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

LAND MARK
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

LAND TENANT.
He who actually possesses the land. He is technically called the terre-tenant. (q. v.) ... more

LANDLORD.
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

LANGUAGE.
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

LANGUIDUS,
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

LAPSE
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

LAPSED LEGACY
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

LARCENY,
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

LARGE
Broad; extensive; unconfined. The opposite of strict, narrow, or confined. At large, at liberty. ... more

LAS PARTIDAS.
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

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