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MAINPERNABLE
Capable of being bailed; one for whom bail may be taken; bailable. ... more

MAINPERNORS
English law. Those persons to whom a man, is delivered out of custody or prison, on their becoming bound for his appearance. 2. Mainpernors differ... more

MAINPRISE,
Engl. law. The taking a man into friendly custody, who might otherwise be committed to prison, upon security given for his appearance at a... more

MAINTENANCE,
crimes. A malicious, or at least, officious interference in a suit in which the offender has no interest, to assist one of the parties... more

MAINTENANCE,
quasi contracts. The support which one person, who is bound by law to do so, gives to another for his living; for example, a... more

MAINTAINED,
pleadings. This is a technical word, indispensable in an indict- ment for maintenance, which no other word or circumlocution will supply. 1 Wils. 325.... more

MAINTAINORS,
criminal law. Those who maintain or support a cause depending between others, not being retained as counsel or attorney. For this they may be... more

MAISON DE DIEU.
House of God. In England the term, borrowed from the French, signified formerly a hospital, an almshouse, a monastery. 39 Eliz. c. 5. ... more

MAJESTY.
Properly speaking, this term can be applied only to God, for it signifies that which surpasses all things in grandeur and superiority. But it is... more

MAJOR,
persons. One who has attained his full age, and has acquired all his civil rights; one who is no longer a minor; an adult.... more

MAJOR
Military language. The lowest of the staff officers; a degree higher than captain. ... more

MAJOR GENERAL.
A military officer, commanding a division or number of regi- ments; the next in rank below a lieutenant general. ... more

MAJORES.
The male ascendant beyond the sixth degree were so called among the Romaus, and the term is still used in making genealogical tables. ... more

MAJORITY,
persons. The state or condition of a person who has arrived at full age. He is then said to be a major, in opposition... more

MAJORITY,
government. The greater number of the voters; though in another sense, it means the greater number of votes given in which sense it is a... more

TO MAKE.
English law. To perform or execute; as to make his law, is to per- form that law which a man had bound himself to... more

MAKER.
This term is applied to one who makes a promissory note and promises to pay it when due. He who makes a bill of... more

MAKING HIS LAW.
A phrase used to denote the act of a person who wages his law. Bac. Ab. Wager of law, in pr. ... more

MALA FIDES.
Bad faith. It is opposed to bona fides, good faith. ... more

MALA PRAXIS,
in a state of intoxication, from which injury would arise to his patient. 5. - 3. Ignorant mal practice, which is the administration of... more

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