Search Results for "M"
When persons were convicted of manslaughter in England, they were formerly marked with this letter on the brawn of the thumb. 2. This letter... more
Eng. law. An officer attending the court of session.
civil law. A decree of the Roman senate, which derived its name from that of a certain usurer who was the cause of its... more
The act by which some plot or conspiracy is set on foot.
A contrivance which serves to apply or regulate moving power; or it is a tool more or less complicated, which is used to render... more
These words are used as a return to a scire facias, when it has been served on the defendant.
A master, a ruler, one whose learning and position makes him su- perior to others, thus: one who has attained to a high degree,... more
MAGISTER AD FACULTATES,
Eng. eccl. law. The title of an officer who grants dispensations; as, to marry, to eat flesh on days prohibited, and the like. Bac.... more
The master of a ship; a sea captain.
Civil law. The principal manager of the business of a society or partnership.
mun. law. In its most enlarged signification, this term includes all officers, legislative, executive, and judicial. For example, in most of the state constitutions... more
mun. law. A public civil officer, invested with some part of the legislative, executive, or judicial power given by the constitution. In a narrower... more
The great charter. The name of an instrument granted by King John, June 19, 1215, which secured to the English people many liberties which had... more
The name of an instrument formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.
This word, derived from the French malle, a trunk, signifies the bag, valise, or other contrivance used in conveying through the post office, letters,... more
ancient English law. A small piece of money; it also signified a rent, because the rent was paid with maile.
pleadings. This is a technical word necessary to be introduced into all indictments for mayhem; the words "feloniously did maim," must of necessity be... more
crim. law. To deprive a person of such part of his body as to ren- der him less able in fighting or defending himself than... more
One of the new states of the United State s of America. This state was admitted into the Union by the Act of Congress... more
crim. law. The thing stolen found in the hands of the thief who has stolen it; hence when a man is found with... more