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LIQUIDATED
1 Yeates R. 571; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 14; see Poth. Ob. n. 628; Dig. 50, 17, 24; Id. 42, 1, 64; Id.... more

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES.
By this term is understood the fixed amount which a party to an agreement promises to pay to the other, in case he shall... more

LIQUIDATION.
A fixed and determinate valuation of things which before were uncertain. ... more

LIRA.
The name of a foreign coin. In all computations at the custom house, the lira of Sardinia shall be estimated at eighteen cents and six... more

LIS.
A suit; an action; a controversy in court; a dispute. ... more

LIS MOTA.
The cause of the suit or action. By this term is understood the commencement of the controversy, and the beginning of the suit. 4... more

LIS PENDENS.
The pendancy of a suit; the time between which it is instituted and finally decided. 2. It has been decided that the... more

LIST.
A table of cases arranged for trial or argument; as, the trial list, the argument list. See 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3031. ... more

LISTERS
This word is used in some of the states to designate the persons appointed to make lists of taxables. See Verm. Rev. Stat. 538.... more

LITERAL CONTRACT,
civil law. A contract, the whole of the evidence of which is reduced to writing. This contract is perfected by the writing, and binds... more

LITERARY PROPERTY.
This name has been given to the right which authors have in their works. This is secured to them by copyright. (q. v.) Vide... more

LITIGANT
One engaged in a suit; one fond of litigation. ... more

LITIGATION.
A contest authorized by law, in a court of justice, for the purpose of enforcing a right. 2. In order to prevent injustice, courts... more

LITIGI0SITY,
Scottish law. The pendency of a suit; it is an implied prohibition of alienation to the disappointment of an action, or of diligence, the direct... more

LITIGIOUS.
That which is the subject of a suit or action; that which is contested in a court of justice. In another sense, litigious signifies a... more

LTTIGIOUS RIGHTS,
French law. Those which are or may be contested either in whole or in part, whether an action has been commenced, or when there... more

LITIS CONTESTATIO,
civil law. "Contestari." It is when each party to a suit (uterque reus) says "Teste estote." It was therefore, so called, because persons were... more

LITISPENDENCE.
The part of an action being depending and undetermined; the time during which an action is pending. See Lis pendens. ... more

LITRE.
A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028... more

LIVERY,
n of lands to those tenants who hold of the king in capite, or knight s service. 2. Livery was also the name of a... more

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