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MARINE INTEREST,
contracts. A compensation paid for the use and risk of money loaned on respondentia and bottomry; provided the money be loaned and put in... more

MARINE LEAGUE.
A measure equal to the twentieth part of a degree. Bouch. Inst. n. 1845, not. Vide Cannon Shot; Sea. ... more

MARINER.
One whose occupation is to navigate vessels on the sea. Vide Seamen Shipping articles. 2. By act of congress, 1 Story, Laws of U. S.,... more

MARITAGIUM.
Anciently that portion which was given with a daughter in marriage. 2. During the existence of the feudal law, it was the right which the... more

MARITAL.
That which belongs to marriage; as marital rights, marital duties. 2. Contracts made by a feme sole with a view to deprive her intended... more

MARITAL PORTION.
In Louisiana, this name is given to that part of a deceased husband s estate, to which the widow is entitled. Civil Code, 334,... more

MARITIME.
That which belongs to or is connected with the sea. ... more

MARITIME CAUSE.
Maritime causes are those arising from maritime contracts, whether made at sea or on land, that is, such as relate to the commerce, business... more

MARITIME CONTRACT
One which relates to the navigation of the sea. 2. The admiralty has jurisdiction in case of the breach of such contract, whether it... more

MARITIME LAW.
That system of law which relates to the affairs of the sea, such as seamen, ships, shipping, navigation, and the like. ... more

MARITIME LOAN.
A contract or agreement by which one, who is the lender, lends to another, who is the borrower, a certain sum of money, upon... more

MARITIME PROFIT,
mar. law. The French writers use the term maritime profit to signify any profit derived from a maritime lean. Vide Interest maritime. ... more

MARK.
t. R. 324; M. & M. 516; 12 Pet. 150; 7 Bing. 457; 2 Ves. 455; 1 V. & B. 362; 1 Ves., jr. 11.... more

MARKET.
A public place appointed by public authority, where all sorts of things necessary for the subsistence, or for the conveniences of life, are sold.... more

MARKET OVERT,
Engl. law. Market overt is an open or public market; that is, a place appointed by law or custom for the sale of goods... more

MARLEBRIDGE, STATUTE OF
The name of a statute passed the 52 Hen. III, A. D. 1267, so called because it was enacted at Marlebridge. Barr. on Stat.... more

MARQUE AND REPRISAL.
The name given to a commission granted by the supreme power of a state to a private person for the purpose of seizing the... more

MARRIAGE.
mpshire; 2 N. H. Rep. 268; and Kentucky. 3 Marsh. R. 370. In Louisiana, a license must be obtained from the parish judge of the... more

MARRIAGE BROKAGE.
By this expression is meant the act by which a person interferes, for a consideration to be received by him, between a man and... more

MARRIAGE PORTION.
That property which is given to a woman on her marriage. Vide Dowry. ... more

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