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LAW, POSITIVE.
Positive law, as used in opposition to natural law, may be considered in a threefold point of view. 1. The universal voluntary law, or... more

LAW, PRIVATE.
An act of the legislature which relates to some private matters, which do not concern the public at large. ... more

LAW, PROSPECTIVE.
One which provides for, and regulates the future acts of men, and does not interfere in any way with what has past. ... more

LAW, PUBLIC
A public law is one in which all persons have an interest. ... more

LAW, RETROSPECTIVE.
A retrospective law is one that is to take effect, in point of time, before it was passed. 2. Whenever a law of this... more

LAW, STATUTE.
The written will of the legislature, solemnly expressed according to the forms prescribed by the constitution; an act of the legislature. See Statute. ... more

LAW, UNWRITTEN,
or lex non scripta. All the laws which do not come under the definition of written law; it is composed, principally, of the law... more

LAW, WRITTEN,
or lex scripta. This consists of the constitution of the United States the constitutions of the several states the acts of the different legislatures,... more

LAWFUL.
That which is not forbidden by law. Id omne licitum est, quod non est legibus prohibitum, quamobrem, quod, lege permittente, fit, poenam non meretur.... more

LAWLESS.
Without law; without lawful control. ... more

LAWS EX POST FACTO.
Those which are made to punish actions committed before the existence of such laws, and which had not been declared crimes by preceding laws.... more

LAWS OF THE TWELVE TABLES.
Laws of ancient Rome composed in part from those of Solon, and other Greek legislators, and in part from the unwritten laws or customs... more

LAWS OF THE HANSE TOWNS.
A code of maritime laws known as the laws of the Hanse towns, or the ordinances of the Hanseatic towns, was first published in... more

LAWS OF OLERON,
maritime law. A code of sea laws of deserved celebrity. It was originally promulgated by Eleonor, duchess of Guienne, the mother of Richard the... more

LAWS OF WISBUY
" This city was the ancient capital of Gothland, an island in the Baltic sea, anciently much celebrated for its commerce and wealth, now an... more

LAWS, RHODIAN
maritime. law. A code of laws adopted by the people of Rhodes, who had, by their commerce and naval victories, obtained the sovereignty of the... more

LAWYER
A counsellor; one learned in the law. Vide dttorney. ... more

LEGACY
surviving issue, with like effect, as if such devisee or legatee had survived the testator. The testator may however, intentionally exclude such survlving issue,... more

LEGACY, ACCUMULATIVE.
An accumulative legacy is a second bequest given by the same testator to the same legatee, whether it be of the same kind of... more

LEGACY, ADDITIONAL
An additional legacy is one which is given by a codicil, besides one before given by the will; or it is an increase by... more

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