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LIBERTY
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

LIBERUM TENEMENTUM,
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

LIBERUM TENEMENTUM,
estate. The same as, freehold, (q. v.) or frank tenement. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1690. ... more

LICENSE
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

LICENSE
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

LlCENSE,
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

LICENSEE.
One to whom a license has been given. 1 M. Q. & S. 699 n. ... more

LICENTIA CONCORDANDI,
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

LICENTIA LOQUENDI.
Imparlance. (q. v.) ... more

LICENTIOUSNESS.
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

LICET.
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

LICITATION.
A sale at auction; a sale to the highest bidder. ... more

LIDFORD LAW.
Vide Lynch Law. ... more

TO LIE.
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

LIEGE,
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

LIEGE POUSTIE,
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

LIEN,
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

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