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LASCIVIOUS CARRIAGE
law of Connecticut. An offence, ill defined, created by statute, which enacts that every person who shall be guilty of lascivious carriage and behaviour, and... more

LAST RESORT.
A court of last resort, is one which decides, definitely, without appeal or writ of error, or any other examination whatever, a suit or... more

LAST SICKNESS.
That of which a person died. 2. The expenses of this sickness are generally entitled to a preference, in payment of debts of an... more

LATENT,
construction. That which is concealed; or which does not appear; for example, if a testator bequeaths to his cousin Peter his white horse; and... more

LATITAT
Eng. law. He lies hid. The name of a writ calling a defendant to answer to a personal action in the king s bench; it... more

LAUNCHES.
Small vessels employed to carry the cargo of a large one to and from the shore; lighters. (q. v.) 2. The goods on board... more

LAW.
In its most general and comprehensive sense, law signifies a rule of action; and this term is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of action;... more

LAW, ARBITRARY
An arbitrary law is one made by the legislator simply because he wills it, and is not founded in the nature of things; such... more

LAW, CANON.
dil;die, Droit Canonique, Droit Public Ecclesiastique; Dict. de Jurispr. Droit Canonique; Ersk. Pr. L. Scotl. B. 1, t. 1, s. 10. See, in general, Ayl.... more

LAW, CIVIL
The term civil law is generally applied by way of eminence to the civil or municipal law of the Roman empire, without distinction as... more

LAW, COMMON.
The common law is that which derives its force and authority from the universal consent and immemorial practice of the people. It has never... more

LAW, CRIMINAL
By criminal law is understood that system of laws which provides for the mode of trial of persons charged with criminal offences, defines crimes,... more

LAW, FOREIGN.
By foreign laws are understood the laws of a foreign country. The states of the American Union are for some purposes foreign to each... more

LAW, INTERNATIONAL.
The law of nature applied to the affairs of nations, commonly called the law of nations, jus gentium; is also called by some modern... more

LAW, MARTIAL
Martial law is a code established for the government of the army and navy of the United States. 2. Its principal rules are to be... more

LAW, MERCHANT.
hose customs constitute a part of the general law of the land; and being a part of that law their existence cannot be proved by... more

LAW, MUNICIPAL
Municipal law is defined by Mr. Justice Blackstone to be "a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state, commanding... more

LAW OF NATIONS.
The science which teaches the rights subsisting between nations or states, and the obligations correspondent to those rights. Vattel s Law of Nat. Prelim.... more

LAW OF NATURE.
endry, (q. v.) are contrary to the law of nature. Hence it follows that the husband and wife have a mutual and exclusive right over... more

LAW, PENAL.
One which inflicts a penalty for a violation of its enactment. ... more

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