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LETTER OF CREDIT
contracts. An open or sealed letter, from a merchant in one place, directed to another, in another place or country, requiring him that if a... more

LETTER OP LICENSE,
contracts. An instrument or writing made by creditors to their insolvent debtor, by which they bind themselves to allow him a longer time than... more

LETTER OF MARQUE AND REPRRISAL,
War. A commission granted by the government to a private individual, to take the property of a foreign state, or of the citizens or... more

LETTER
missive, Engl. law. After a bill has been filed against a peer or peeress, or lord of parliament, a petition is presented to the lord... more

LETTER of RECFALL.
A written document addressed by the executive of one government to the executive of another, informing the latter that a minister sent by the... more

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
com. law. An instrument given by one person to another, addressed to a third, in which the bearer is represented as worthy of credit. 1... more

LETTER OF RECREDENTIALS
A document delivered to a minister, by the secretary of state of the government to which he was accredited. It is addressed to the... more

LETTERS CLOSE,
Engl. law. Close letters are grants, of the king, and being of private concern, they are thus distinguished from letters patent. ... more

LETTERS AD COLLIGENDUM BONA DE FUNCTI
practice. In default of the representatives and creditors to administer to the estate of an intestate, the officer entitled to grant letters of administration, may... more

LETTERS PATENT.
The name of an instrument granted by the government to convey a right to the patentee; as, a patent for a tract of land;... more

LETTERS OF REQUEST
s his own jurisdiction in favor of a court of appeal immediately superior to it. 2. Letters of request, in general, lie only where an... more

LETTERS ROGATORY.
A letter rogatory is an instrument sent in the name and by the authority of a judge or court to another, requesting the latter... more

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY, AND OF ADMINISTRATION
y the probate court of the district in which there shall be estate to administer; and the administration first legally granted, shall extend to all... more

LEVANT ET COUCHANT.
This French phrase, which ought perhaps more properly to be couchant et levant, signifies literally rising and lying down. In law, it denotes that... more

LEVARI FACIAS,
Eng. law. A writ of execution against the goods and chattels of a clerk. Also the writ of execvtion on a judgment at the suit... more

LEVITICAL DEGREES.
Those degrees of kindred set forth in the eighteenth chapter of Leviticus, within which persons are prohibited to marry. Vide Branch; Descent;... more

LEVY,
practice. A seizure (q. v.) the raising of the money for which an execution has been issued. 2. ln order to make a valid... more

LEX.
The law. A law for the government of mankind in society. Among the ancient Romans, this word was frequently used as synonymous with right, jus.... more

LEX FALCIDIA,
civ. law. The name of a law which permitted a testator to dispose of three-fourtbs of his property, but he could not deprive his... more

LEX FORI,
practice. The law of the court or forum. 2. The forms of remedies, the modes of proceeding, and the execution of judgments, are to... more

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