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MONUMENTS.
Permanent landmarks established for the purpose of ascertaining boundaries. 2. Monuments may be either natural or artificial objects, as rivers, known streams, springs, or... more

MOORING
mar. law. The act of arriving of a ship or vessel at a particular port, and there being anchored or otherwise fastened to the shore.... more

MOOT,
English law. A term used in the inns of court, signifying the exercise of arguing imaginary cases, which young barristers and students used to... more

MORA
In civil law. This term, in morÉ, is used to denote that a party to a contract, who is obliged to do anything, has neglected... more

MORA,
estates. A moor, barren or unprofitable ground; marsh; a heath. 1 Inst. 5; Fleta, lib. 2, c. 71. ... more

MORAL EVIDENCE.
That evidence which is not obtained either from intuition or demonstration. It consists of those convictions of the mind, which are produced by the... more

MORAL INSANITY
med. jur. A term used by medical men, which has not yet acquired much reputation in the courts. Moral insanity is said to consist in... more

MORAL OBLIGATION.
A duty which one owes, and which he ought to perform, but which he is not legally bound to fulfil. 2. These obligations are of... more

MORATUR, IN LEGE.
He demurs in law. He rests on the pleadings of the case, and abides the judgment of the court. ... more

MORGANTIC MARRIAGE.
During the middle ages, there was an intermediate estate between matrimony and concubinage, known by this name. It is defined to be a lawful and... more

MORT D ANCESTOR.
An ancient and now almost obsolete remedy in the English law. An assize of mort d ancestor was a writ which was sued out where,... more

MORTGAGE,
the performance of the agreement within a reasonable time, to call for a re-conveyance of the land. Cruise, Dig. t. 15, c. 1, s. 11;... more

MORTGAGEE,
estates, contracts. He to whom a mortgage is made. 2. He is entitled to the payment of the money secured to him by the mortgage;... more

MORTGAGOR
estates, contracts. He who makes a mortgage. 2. He has rights, and is liable to certain duties as such. 1. He is quasi tenant, at... more

MORTIFICATION
Scotch law. This term is nearly synonymous with mortmain. ... more

MORTMAIN.
An unlawful alienation of lands, or tenements to any corporation, sole or aggregate, ecclesiastical or temporal. These purchases having been chiefly made by religious houses,... more

MORTUARIES,
Eng. law. These are a sort of ecclesiastical heriots, being a customary gift claimed by and due to the minister, in many parishes, on... more

MORTUUM VADIUM.
A mortgage; a dead pledge ... more

MORTUUS EST
A return made by the sheriff, when the defendant is dead, as an excuse for not executing the writ. 4 Watts, 270, 276. ... more

MOTHER
domestic relations. A woman who has borne a child. 2. It is generally the duty of a mother to support her child, when she is... more

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