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MARRIAGE, PROMISE OF.
A promise of marriage is a contract entered into between a man and woman that they will marry each other. 2. When the promise... more

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT.
An agreement made by the parties in contemplation of marriage by which the title to certain property is changed, and the property to some extent... more

MARSHAL.
uty, shall be a party, the writs and precepts therein shall be directed to such disinterested person, as the court, or any justice or judge... more

MARSHALLING SECURITIES,
equity. When a party has two funds by which his debt is secured, and another creditor has a claim only on one of these funds,... more

MARSHALSEA,
English law. The name of a prison belonging to the court of the king s bench. ... more

MARTIAL LAW.
Vide Law Martial. ... more

MARYLAND.
and qualified; and the legislature may, from time to time, increase or diminish the number of justices of the peace and constables to be... more

MASCULINE
That which belongs to the male sex. 2. The masculine sometimes includes the feminine, vide an example under the article Man, and see also... more

MASSACHUSETTS.
to sea. This charter continued until 1684. Holmes Annals, 412; 1 Story, Const. 71. In 1691 William and Mary granted a new... more

MASTER.
This word has several meanings. 1. Master is one who has control over a servant or apprentice. A master stands in relation to his apprentices,... more

MASTER AT COMMON LAW,
Engl. law. An officer of the superior courts of law, who has authority for taking affidavits sworn in court, and administering a variety of... more

MASTER IN CHANCERY.
An officer of the court of chancery. 2. The origin of these officers is thus accounted for. The chancellor from the first found it... more

MASTER OF THE ROLLS.
Eng. law. An officer who bears this title, and who acts as an assistant to the lord chancellor, in the court of chancery. 2. This... more

MASTER OF A SHIP,
mar. law. The commander or first officer of a ship; a captain. (q. v.) 2. His rights and duties have been considered under the article... more

MATE.
The second officer on board of a merchant ship or vessel. 2. He has the right to sue in the admiralty as a common mariner... more

MATER FAMILIAS,
civil law. The mother of a family, and, by extension, the mistress of a family. ... more

MATERIAL MEN.
This name is given to persons who furnish materials for the purpose of constructing or erecting ships, houses, and other buildings. 2. By the common... more

MATERIALITY.
That which is important; that which is not merely of form but of substance. 2. When a bill for discovery has been filed, for... more

MATERIALS.
Everything of which anything is made. 2. When materials are furnished to a workman he is bound to use them according to his contract,... more

MATERNA MATERNIS.
This expression is used in the French law to signify that in a succession the property coming from the mother of a deceased person,... more

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