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MOTHER-IN-LAW.
In Latin socrus. The mother of one s wife, or of one s husband. ... more

MOTION,
practice. An application to a court by one of the parties in a cause, or his counsel, in order to obtain some rule or order... more

MOTIVE.
The inducement, cause or reason why a thing is done. 2. When there is such a mistake in the motive, that had the truth been... more

MOURNING.
This word has several significations. 1. It is the apparel worn at funerals, and for a time afterwards, in order to manifest grief for the... more

MOVABLES,
estates. Such subjects of property as attend a man s person wherever he goes, in contradistinction to things immovable. (q. v.) 2. Things movable by... more

MULATTO.
A person born of one white and one black parent. 7 Mass. R. 88; 2 Bailey, 558. ... more

MULCT,
punishment. A fine imposed on the conviction of an offence. ... more

MULCT,
commerce. An imposition laid on ships or goods by a company of trade, for the maintenance of consuls and the like. Obsolete. ... more

MULIER.
A woman, a wife; sometimes it is used to designate a marriageable virgin, and in other cases the word mulier is employed in opposition... more

MULTIFARIOUSNESS,
dor in the like case, would not be allowed to file one bill for a specific performance against all the purchasers of the estate, for... more

MULTITUDE.
The meaning of this word is not very certain. By some it is said that to make a multitude there must be ten persons at... more

MULTURE,
Scotch law. The quantity of grain or meal payable to the proprietor of the mill, or to the multurer, his tacksman, for manufacturing the... more

MUNERA.
The name given to grants made in the early feudal ages, which were mere tenancies at will, or during the pleasure of the grantor.... more

MUNICIPAL.
Strictly, this word applies only to what belongs to a city. Among the Romans, cities were called municipia; these cities voluntarily joined the Roman republic... more

MUNICIPALITY.
The body of officers, taken collectively, belonging to a city, who are appointed to manage its affairs and defend its interests. ... more

MUNIMENTS
The instruments of writing and written evidences which the owner of lands, possessions, or inheritances has, by which he is enabled to defend the... more

MURAGE.
A toll formerly levied in England for repairing or building public walls. ... more

MURAL MONUMENTS
Monuments made in walls. 2. Owing to the difficulty or impossibility of removing them, secondary evidence may be given of inscriptions on walls, fixed... more

MURDER,
crim. law. This, one of the most important crimes that can be committed against individuals, has been variously defined. Hawkins defines it to be the... more

MURDER,
pleadings. In an indictment for murder, it must be charged that the prisoner "did kill and murder" the deceased, and unless the word murder... more

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