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MURDRUM,
old Engl. law. During the times of the Danes, and afterwards till the reign of Edward III, murdrum was the killing of a man in... more

MUSICAL COMPOSITION.
The act of congress of February 3, 1831, authorizes the granting of a copyright for a musical composition. A question was formerly agitated whether a... more

TO MUSTER,
mar. law. By this term is understood to collect together and exhibit soldiers and their arms; it also signifies to employ recruits and put... more

MUSTER-ROLL,
maritime law; A written document containing the name s, ages, quality, place of residence, and, above all, place of birth, of every person of the... more

MUSTIRO.
This name is given to the issue of an Indian and a negro. Dudl. S. Car. R. 174. ... more

MUTATION,
French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a... more

MUTATION OF LIBEL,
practice. An amendment allowed to a libel, by which there is an alteration of the substance of the libel, as by propounding a new... more

MUTATIS MUTANDIS.
The necessary changes. This is a phrase of frequent practical occurrence, meaning that matters or things are generally the same, but to be altered, when... more

MUTE,
persons. One who is dumb. Vide Deaf and Dumb. ... more

MUTE, STANDING MUTE,
practice, crim. law. When a prisoner upon his arraignment totally refuses to answer, insists upon mere frivolous pretences, or refuses to put himself upon... more

MUTILATION,
crim. law. The depriving a man of the use of any of those limbs, which may be useful to him in fight, the loss... more

MUTINY,
crimes. The unlawful resistance of a superior officer, or the raising of commotions and disturbances on board of a ship against the authority of its... more

MUTUAL.
Reciprocal. 2. In contracts there must always be a consideration in order to make them valid. This is sometimes mutual, as when one man... more

MUTUARY,
contracts. A person who borrows personal chattels to be consumed by him, and returned to the lender in kind; the person who receives the benefit... more

MUTUUM,
or loan for consumption, contracts. A loan of personal chattels to be consumed by the borrower, and to be returned to the lender in... more

MYSTERY or MISTERY.
This word is said to be derived from the French mestier now written màtier, a trade. In law it signifies a trade, art, or occupation.... more

MYSTIC.
In a secret manner; concealed; as mystic testament, for a secret testament. Vide 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 3138; Testament Mystic. ... more

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