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LEGISLATURE,
government. That body of men in the state which has the power of making laws. 2. By the Constitution of the United States, art.... more

LEGITIMACY
n order to make the offspring legitimate; and furthermore the marriage must be lawful, for if it is void ab initio, the children who may... more

LEGITIMATE
That which is according to law; as, legitimate children, are lawful children, born in wedlock, in contradistinction to bastards; legitimate autbority, or lawful power,... more

LEGITIMATION
The act of giving the character of legitimate cbildren to those who were not so born. 2. In Louisiana, the Civil Code, art. 217,... more

LEGITIME,
civil law. That portion of a parent s estate of which he cannot disinherit his children, without a legal cause. The civil code of... more

LENDER,
5; Poth. Id. n. 85. "The common law seems to recognize the same principles, though," says Judge Story, Bailm. 276, "it would not perhaps be... more

LESION,
contracts. In the civil law this term is used to signify the injury suffered, in consequence of inequality of situation, by one who does not... more

LESSEE.
He to whom a lease is made. The subject will be considered by taking a view, 1. Of his rights. 2. Of his duties.... more

LESSOR.
contr. He who grants a lease. Civ. Code of L. art. 2647. ... more

LESTAGE,
Eng: law. Duties paid for unlading goods in port. Harg. L. Tr. 75. ... more

LET.
Hinderance, obstacle, obstruction; as, without let, molestation or hinderance. ... more

TO LET.
To hire, to lease; to grant the use and possession of something for a compensation. 2. This term is applied to real estate and... more

LETTER,
than ten years, nor exceeding twenty-one years; and if any person who shall have taken charge of the mails of the United States, shall quit... more

LETTER,
contracts. In the civil law, locator, and in the French law, locateur, loueur, or bailleur, is he who, being the owner of a thing,... more

LETTER,
civil law. The answer which the prince gave to questions of law which had been submitted to him by magistrates, was called letters or... more

LETTER OF ADVICE
comm. law. A letter containing information of any circumstances unknown to the person to whom it is written; generally informing him of some act... more

LETTER OF ATTORNEY
practice. A written instrument under seal, by which one or more persons, called the constituents, authorize one or more other persons called the attorneys, to... more

LETTER BOOK,
commerce. A book containing the copies of letters written by a merchant or trader to his correspondents. 2. After notice to the plaintiff to... more

LETTER CARRIER.
rates of their compensation within the limits aforesaid, subject to, and until the final action of, the postmaster general thereon. And such appointments may be... more

LETTER OF CREDENCE,
international law. A written instrument addressed by the sovereign or chief magistrate of a state, to the sovereign or state to whom a public minister... more

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