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Freedom from restraint. The power of acting as one thinks fit, without any restraint or control, except from the laws of nature. 2. Liberty is... more
LIBERTY OF THE PRESS.
The right to print and publish the truth, from good motives, and for justifiable ends. 3 Johns. Cas. 394. 2. This right is secured... more
LIBERTY OF SPEECH.
The right given by the constitution and the laws to public support in speaking facts or opinions. 2. In a republican government like ours,... more
pleading. The name of a plea in an action of trespass, by which the defendant claims the locus in quo to be his soil and... more
estate. The same as, freehold, (q. v.) or frank tenement. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1690.
contracts. A right given by some competent authority to do an act, which without such authority would be illegal. The instrument or writing which secures... more
the rules of war to the extent of the authority given. It is the assumption of a state of peace to the extent of... more
pleading. The name of a plea of justification to an action of trespass. A license must be specially pleaded, and cannot, like liberum tenementum,... more
One to whom a license has been given. 1 M. Q. & S. 699 n.
estates, conveyancing, practice. When an action is brought for the purpose of levying a fine, the defendant, knowing himself to be in the wrong,... more
Imparlance. (q. v.)
The doing what one pleases without regard to the rights of others; it differs from liberty in this, that the latter is restrained by natural... more
LICET SAEPIUS REQUISITUS,
pleading. practice. Although often requested. It is usually alleged in the declaration that the defendant, licet saepius requisitus, &c., he did not perform the contract,... more
It is lawful; not forbidden by law. Id omne licitum est, quod non est legibus prohibitum; quamobrem, quod, lege permittente, fit, poenam non meretur.... more
A sale at auction; a sale to the highest bidder.
Vide Lynch Law.
That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery,... more
from the Latin, ligare, to bind. The bond subsisting between the subject and chief, or lord and vassal, binding the one to protection and... more
Scotch law. The condition or state of a person who is in his ordinary health and capacity, and not a minor, nor cognosced as an... more
iner. But when the creditor has made advances on the goods of a factor, he is generally invested with the right to sell. Holt s... more