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LEX LOCI CONTRACTUS,
contracts. The law of the place where an agreement is made. 2. Generally, the validity of a contract is to be decided by the... more

LEX LONGOBARDORUM.
The name of an ancient code in force among the Lombards. It contains many evident traces of feudal policy. It survived the destruction of... more

LEX MERCATORIA.
That system of laws which is adopted by all commercial nations, and which, therefore, constitutes a part of the law of the land. Vide... more

LEX TALIONIS.
in the law of Moses, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, &c. 2. Jurists and writers on international law are divided... more

LEX TERAE.
The law of the land. The phrase is used to distinguisb this from the civil or Roman law. 2. By lex terrae, as used... more

LEY.
This word is old French, a corruption of loi, and signifies law; for example, Termes de la Ley, Terms of the Law. In another, and... more

LEY-GAGER.
Wager of Law. (q. v.) ... more

LIABILITY.
Responsibility; the state of one who is bound in law and justice to do sometbing which may be enforced by action. This liability may... more

LIBEL,
practice. A libel has been defined to be "the plaintiff s petition or allegation, made and exhibited in a judicial process, with some solemnity of... more

LIBEL,
ding to blacken the memory of one who is dead, with intent to provoke the living; or the reputation of one who is alive, and... more

LIBEL OF ACCUSATION.
A term used in Scotland to designate the instrument which contains the charge against a person accused of a crime. Libels are of two... more

LIBELLANT.
The party who fires a libel in a chancery or admiralty case, correspondes to the plaintiff in actions in the common law courts, is... more

LIBELLEE.
A party against whom a libel has been filed in chancery proceedings, or in admiralty, corresponding to the defendant in a common law suit.... more

LIBER.
A book; a principal subdivision of a literary work: thus, the Pandects, or Digest of the Civil Law, is divided into fifty books. ... more

LIBER ASSISARUM.
The book of assizes, or pleas of the crown; being the fifth part of the Year Books. (q. v.) ... more

LIBER FEUD RUM.
A code of the feudal law, which was compiled by direction of the emperor Frederick Barbarossa, and published in Milan, in 1170. It was... more

LIBER HOMO.
A freeman lawfully competent to act as a juror. Raym. 417; Keb. 563. ... more

LIBERATE,
English practice. A writ which issues on lands, tenements, and chattels, being returned under an extent on a statute staple, commanding the sheriff to... more

LIBERATION,
civil law. This term is synonymous with payment. Dig. 50, 16, 47. It is the extinguishment of a contract by which he who was... more

LIBERTI, LIBERTINI
These two words were, at different times, made to express among the Romans, the condition of those who, having been slaves, had been made... more

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