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An established principle or proposition. A principle of law universally admitted, as being just and consonant With reason. 2. Maxims in law are somewhat... more
To be permited; to be at liberty; to have the power. 2. Whenever a statute directs the doing of a thing for... more
crimes. The act of unlawfully and violently depriving another of the use of such of his members as may render him less able in fighting... more
Maimed. This is a term of art which cannot be supplied in pleadings by any other word; as, mutilavit, truncavit, &c. 3 Tho. Co. Litt.... more
officer. The chief or executive magistrate of a city who bears this title. 2. It is generally his duty to cause the laws of the... more
MAYOR S COURT.
ction of offences committed within the city, and of other matters specially given them by the statute. ... more
d of all the rest, they must be all equally invariable; but, in order to make this certainty perfectly sure, the following precautions have been... more
MEASURE OF DAMAGES,
prac. Those principles or rules of law which control a jury in adjusting or proportioning the damages, in certain cases. 1 Bouv. Inst. n.... more
This word is sometimes used for mesne. (q. v.)
A corruption of Maison de Dieu. (q. v.)
Those incident to primary powers, given by a principal to Iiis agent. For example, the general authority given to collect, receive and pay debts... more
The act of some mutual friend of two contending parties, who brings them to agree, compromise or settle their disputes. Vattel, Droit des Gens,... more
One who interposes between two contending parties, with their consent, for the purpose of assisting them in settling their differences. Sometimes this term is... more
That science which applies the principles and practice of the different branches of medicine to the elucidation of doubtful questions in courts of justice.... more
A box containing an assortment of medicines. 2. The act of congress for the government and regulation of seamen in the merchant service, sect.... more
Half tongue. This expression was used to signify that a jury for the trial of a foreigner or alien for a crime, was to... more
med. jur. A name given by the ancients to a species of par- tial intellectual mania, now more generally known by the name of... more
Scotch law. Improvements of an estate, other than mere repairs; betterments. (q. v.) 1 Bell s Com. 73.
MELIUS INQUIRENDUM VEL INQUIRENDO.
English practice. A writ which in certain cases issues after an imperfect inquisition returned on a capias utlugatum in outlawry. This melius inquirendum commands the... more
This word has various significations: 1. The limits of the body use- ful in self-defence. Membrum est pars corporis habens destinatum operationem in corpore. Co.... more