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1 Yeates R. 571; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 14; see Poth. Ob. n. 628; Dig. 50, 17, 24; Id. 42, 1, 64; Id.... more
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
A fixed and determinate valuation of things which before were uncertain.
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
A suit; an action; a controversy in court; a dispute.
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
The pendancy of a suit; the time between which it is instituted and finally decided.
2. It has been decided that the... more
A table of cases arranged for trial or argument; as, the trial list, the argument list. See 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3031.
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
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
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
One engaged in a suit; one fond of 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
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
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
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
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
The part of an action being depending and undetermined; the time during which an action is pending. See Lis pendens.
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
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