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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

MACE-BEARER,
Eng. law. An officer attending the court of session. ... more

MACEDONIAN DECREE,
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

MACHINATION.
The act by which some plot or conspiracy is set on foot. ... more

MACHINE
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

MADE KNOWN.
These words are used as a return to a scire facias, when it has been served on the defendant. ... more

MAGISTER.
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

MAGISTER NAVIS.
The master of a ship; a sea captain. ... more

MAGISTER SOCIETATIS
Civil law. The principal manager of the business of a society or partnership. ... more

MAGISTRACY,
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

MAGISTRATE,
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

MAGNA CHARTA.
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

MAIDEN.
The name of an instrument formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals. ... more

MAIL.
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

MAILE,
ancient English law. A small piece of money; it also signified a rent, because the rent was paid with maile. ... more

MAIM,
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

TO MAIM,
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

MAINE.
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

MAINOUR,
crim. law. The thing stolen found in the hands of the thief who has stolen it; hence when a man is found with... more

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