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LIEU,
place. Iu lieu of, instead, in the place of. ... more

LIEUTENANT.
This word has now a narrower meaning than it formerly had; its true meaning is a deputy, a substitute, from the French lieu, (place... more

LIFE.
The aggregate of the animal functions which resist death. Bichat. 2. The state of animated beings, while they possess the power of feeling and... more

LIFE ANNUITY.
An annual income to be paid during the continuance of a particular life. ... more

LIFE-ASSURANCE.
An insurance of a life, upon the payment of a premium; this may be for the whole life, or for a limited time. On... more

LIFE-ESTATE
Vide Estate for life, and 3 Saund. 338, h. note; 2 Kent Com. 285; 4 Kent, Com. 23.; 1 Hov. Suppl. to Ves. jr.... more

LIFE-RENT
Scotch law. A right to use and enjoy a thing during life, the substance of it being preserved. A life-rent cannot, therefore, be constituted... more

LIGAN or LAGAN
Goods cast into the sea tied to a buoy, so that they may be found again by the owners, are so denominated. When goods are... more

LIGEANCE.
The true and faithful obedience of a subject to his sovereign, of a citizen to his government. It signifies also the territory of a soverqign.... more

LIGHTERMAN.
The owner or manager of a lighter. A lighterman is considered as a common Carrier. See Lighters. ... more

LIGHTERS,
commerce. Small vessels employed in loading and unloading larger vessels. 2. The owners of lighters are liable, like other common carriers for hire; it... more

LIGHTS.
Those openings in a wall which are made rather for the admission of light, than to look out of. 6 Moore, C. B. 47;... more

LIMBS.
Those members of a man which may be useful to him in flight, and the unlawful deprivation of which by another amounts to a... more

LIMITATION
estates. When an estate is so expressly confined and limited by the words of its creation, that it cannot endure for a longer time than... more

LIMITATION,
f, and in relation to the common ancestor, is a direct line; it becomes collateral when placed along side of another line below the common... more

LINE,
measures. A line is a lineal measure containing the one twelfth part of a on inch. ... more

LINE
estates. The division between two estates. Limit; border; boudary. 2. When a line is mentioned in a deed as ending at a particular monument, (q.... more

LINEAGE.
Properly speaking lineage is the relationship of persons in a direct line; as the grandfather, the father, the son, the grandson, &c. ... more

LINEAL
That which comes in a line. Lineal consanguinity is that which subsists between persons, one of whom is descended in a direct line from... more

LINEAL WARRANTY,
old English law. A warranty by the heir, when he derived title to the land warranted, either from or through, the ancestor who made... more

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