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NO AWARD.
The name of a plea to an action or award. 1 Stew. 520; f Chip. R. 131; 3 Johns. 367. See Nul. Agard. ... more

NO BILL.
These words are frequently used by grand juries. They are endorsed on a bill of indictment when the grand jury have not sufficient cause... more

NOBILITY.
An order of men in several countries to whom privileges are granted at the expense of the rest of the people. 2. The... more

NOLLE PROSEQUI,
practice. An entry made on the record, by which the prosecutor or plaintiff declares that he will proceed no further. 2. A nolle... more

NOMEN COLLECTIVUM.
This expression is used to signify that a word in the singular number is to be understood in the plural in certain cases. ... more

NOMEN GENERALISSIMUM.
A name which applies generally to a number of things; as, land, which is a general name by which everything attached to the freehold will... more

NOMINAL.
Relating to a name. 2. A nominal plaintiff is one in whose name an action is brought, for the use of another. In... more

NOMINAL PLAINTIFF.
One who is named as the plaintiff in an action, but who has no interest in it, having assigned the cause or right of action... more

NOMINATE CONTRACT,
civil law. Nominate contracts are those which have a particular name to distinguish them; as, purchase and sale, hiring, partnership, loan for use, deposit, and... more

NOMINATION,
sident "shall nominate, and by and with the consent of the senate, shall appoint ambassadors," &c. ... more

NOMINE POENAE,
contracts. The name of a penalty incurred by the lessee to the lessor, for the non-payment of rent at the day appointed by the lease... more

NOMINEE.
One who has been named or proposed for an office. NON. Not. When prefixed to other words, it is used as a negative... more

NON ACCEPTAVIT.
The name of a plea to an action of assumpsit brought against the drawee of a bill of exchange upon a supposed acceptance by... more

NON ACCESS
The non existence of sexual intercourse is generally expressed by the words " non access of the husband to the wife which expressions, in... more

NON AGE.
By this term is understood that period of life from the birth till the arrival of twenty-one years. In another sense it means under... more

NON ASSUMPSIT,
pleading. The general issue in trespass on the case, in the species of assumpsit. Its form is, "And the said C D, by E... more

NON ASSUMPSIT INFRA SEX ANNOS.
The name of a plea by which the defendant avers that he did not assume to perform the assumption charged in the declaration within... more

NON BIS IN IDEM,
civil law. This phrase signifies that no one shall be twice tried for the same offence; that is, that when a party accused has... more

NON CEPIT MODO ET FORMA,
pleading. The general issue in replevin. Its form is, "And the said C D, by E F, his attorney, comes and defends the wrong and... more

NON CLAIM.
An omission or neglect by one entitled to make a demand within the time limited by law; as, when a continual claim ought to be... more

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