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NAIL,
A measure of length, equal to two inches and a quarter. Vide Measure. ... more

NAKED.
This word is used in a metaphorical sense to denote that a thing is not complete, and for want of some quality it is... more

NAME
One or more words used to distinguish a particular individual, as Socrates, Benjamin Franklin. 2. The Greeks, as is well known, bore... more

NAMES OF SHIPS.
The act of congress of December 31, 1792, concerning the registering and recording of ships or vessels, provides, 3. That every ship or... more

NAMIUM.
An old word which signifies the taking or distraining another person s movable goods; 2 Inst. 140; 3 Bl. Com. 149 a distress. Dalr. Feud.... more

NARR,
pleading. An abbreviation of the word narratio; a declaration in the cause. ... more

NARRATOR.
A pleader who draws narrs serviens narrator, a sergeant at law. Fleta, 1. 2, c. 37. Obsolete. ... more

NARROW SEAS,
English law. Those seas which adjoin the coast of England. Bac. Ab. Prerogative, B 3. ... more

NATALE.
The state of condition of a man acquired by birth. ... more

NATIONAL or PUBLIC DOMAIN.
All the property which belongs to the state is comprehended under the name of national or public domain. 2. Care must be... more

NATIONALITY.
The state of a person in relation to the nation in which he was born. 2. A man retains his nationality of... more

NATIONS.
Nations or states are independent bodies politic; societies of men united together for the purpose of promoting their mutual safety and advantage by the... more

NATIVES
All persons born within the jurisdiction of the United States, are considered as natives. 2. Natives will be classed into those born... more

NATURAL AFFECTION.
The affection which a husband, a father, a brother, or other near relative, naturally feels towards those who are so nearly allied to him, sometimes... more

NATURAL CHILDREN.
In the phraseology of the English or American law, natural children are children born out of wedlock, or bastards, and are distinguished from legitimate... more

NATURAL EQUITY.
That which is founded in natural justice, in honesty and right, and which arises ex aequo et bono. It corresponds precisely with the definition of... more

NATURAL OBLIGATION,
it, but which cannot be enforeed in a court of justice. Poth. n. 173, and n. 191. See Obligation. ... more

NATURAL PRESUMPTIONS,
evidence. Presumptions of fact; those which depend upon their own form and efficacy in generating belief or conviction in the mind, as derived from... more

NATURAL DAY
That space of time included between the rising and the setting of the sun. See Day. ... more

NATURAL FOOL
An idiot; one born without the reasoning powers, or a capacity to acquire them. ... more

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