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crim. law. The unlawful killing of another without malice either express or implied. 4 Bl. Com. 190 1 Hale, P. C. 466. The distinctions... more
This word is sometimes used synonymously with kidnapping. The latter is more technical. 4 Bl. Com. 219.
With strong hand. (q. v.) This term is used in pleading in cases of forcible entry, and no other words are of equal import.... more
This has the same meaning with mannopus. (q. v.)
That which is employed or used by the hand, of which a present profit may be made. Things in the manual occupation of the... more
practice. In the English law it is a writ which lies for a man taken on suspicion of felony and the like, who cannot... more
The same as mainpernors. (q. v.)
This word is used in the English and American patent laws. This term includes two classes of things; first, all machinery which is to... more
contracts. The agreement by which the owner or master of a slave sets him free and at liberty; the written instrument which contains this agreement... more
Dung. When collected in a heap, it is considered as personal property, but, when spread, it becomes a part of the land and acquires the... more
Anciently signified the person taking an oath as a compurgator. The use of this word probably came from the party laying his hand on the... more
A writing; a writing which has never been printed. 2. The act of congress securing to authors a copyright passed February 3, 1831, sect.... more
One who, while employed in the army as a soldier, commits a larceny or robbery in the neighborhood of the camp, or while wandering... more
The name of a coin. The marc-banco of Hamburg, as money of account, at the custom-house, is deemed and taken to be of the... more
Eng. law. This word signifies the limits, or confines, or borders. Bac. Law Tracts, tit. Jurisdiction of the. Marches, p. 246. It was applied to... more
Marshy ground overflowed by the sea or great rivers. Co. Litt. 5.
An ancient word which signified a mariner or seaman; in England marinarius capitaneus, was the admiral or warden of the ports.
Whatever concerns the navigation of the sea, and forms the naval power of a nation is called its marine.
One which relates to business done or transacted upon the sea and in sea ports, and over which the courts of admiralty have jurisdiction concurrent... more
contracts. A contract by which one party, for a stipulated premium, undertakes to indemnify the other, against all perils or sea risks, to which... more