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MERGER.
Where a greater and lesser thing meet, and the latter loses its separate existence and sinks into the former. It is applied to estates, rights,... more

MERGER,
estates. When a greater estate and less coincide and meet in one and the same person, without any intermediate estate, the less is immediately... more

MERGER,
crim. law. When a man commits a great crime which includes a lesser, the latter is merged in the former. 2. Murder, when committed by... more

MERGER,
rights. Rights are said to be merged when the same person who is bound to pay is also entitled to receive. This is more properly... more

MERGER,
torts. Where a person in committing a felony also commits a tort against a private person; in this case, the wrong is sunk in the... more

MERITS.
This word is used principally in matters of defence. 2. A defence upon the merits, is one that rests upon the justice of the cause,... more

MERTON, STATUTTE OF.
A statute so called, because the parliament or rather council, which enacted it, sat at Merton, in Surrey. It was made the 20 Hen.... more

MESCROYANT.
Used in our ancient books. An unbeliever. Vide Infidel. ... more

MESE.
An ancient word used to signify house, probably from the French maison; it is said that by this word the buildings, curtilage, orchards and gardens... more

MESNE.
The middle between two extremes, that part between the commencement and the end, as it relates to time. 2. Hence the profits wbich a man... more

MESNE PROCESS.
Any process issued between original and final process; that is, between the original writ and the execution. See Process, mesne. ... more

MESNE PROFITS,
ment s. 2 W. C. C. R. 165. Vide, generally, Bac. Ab. Ejectment, H; Woodf. L. & T. ch. 14, s. 3; 2 Sell. Pr.... more

MESNE, WRIT
of. The name of an ancient writ, which lies when: the lord para- mount distrains on the tenant paravail; the latter shall have a writ... more

MESSENGER.
A person appointed to perform certain duties, generally of a ministerial character. 2. In England, a messenger appointed under the bankrupt laws, is an... more

MESSUAGE
property. This word is synonymous with dwelling-house; and a grant of a messuage with the appurtenances, will not only pass a house, but all the... more

METRE or METER.
This word is derived from the Greek, and signifies a measure. 2. This is the standard of French measure. 3. The fundamental base... more

MEUBLES MEUBLANS.
A French term used in Louisiana, which signifies simply household furniture. 4 N. S. 664; 3 Harr. Cond. R. 431. ... more

MICEL GEMOT
Eng. law. In Saxon times, the great council of the nation bore this name, sometimes also called the witena gemot, or assembly of wise men;... more

MICHAELMAS TERM.
Eng. law. One of the four terms of the courts; it begins on the 2d day of November, and ends on the 25th of November.... more

MICHIGAN.
riginal jurisdiction in all matters civil and criminal, not excepted in this constitution, and not probibited by law; and, appellate jurisdiction from all inferior courts... more

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