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NON COMPOS MENTIS,
persons. These words signify not of sound mind, memory, or understanding. This is a generic term, and includes all the species of madness, whether... more

NON CONCESSIT,
Eng. law. The name of a plea by which the defendant denies that the crown granted to the plaintiff by letters patent, the rights which... more

NON CONFORMISTS
English law. A name given to certain dissenters from the rites and ceremonies of the church of England. ... more

NON CONSTAT.
It does not appear. These words are frequently used, particularly in argument; as, it was moved in arrest of judgment that the declaration was... more

NON CULPABILLS,
pleading. Not guilty. (q. v.) It is usually abbreviated non cul. 16 Vin. Ab. 1. ... more

NON DAMNIFICATUS,
pleading. A plea to an action of debt on a bond of indemnity, by which the defendant asserts that the plaintiff has received no... more

NON DEDIT,
pleading. The general issue in formedom. See Ne dona pas. ... more

NON DEMISIT,
pleading. A plea proper to be pleaded to an action of debt for rent, when the plaintiff declares on a parol lease. Gilb. Debt,... more

NON DETINET,
s not detain the said goods and chattels (or, deeds and writings, according to the subject of the action,) in the said declaration specified,... more

NON EST FACTUM,
pleading. The general issue in debt on bond or other specialty, and is, in form, as follows: I " And the said C D, by... more

NON EST INVENTUS
practice. The sheriff s return to a writ requiring him to ,arrest the person of the defendant, which signifies that he is not to be... more

NON FEASANCE,
torts, contracts. The non-performance of some act which ought to be performed. 2. When a legislative act requires a person to do a thing,... more

NON FECIT.
He did not make it. The name of a plea, for example, in an action of assumpsit on a promissory note. 3 Mann. Gr.... more

NON FECIT VASTUM CONTRA PROHIBITIONEM.
The name of a plea to an action founded on a writ of estrepement, that the defendant did not commit waste contrary to the... more

NON INFREGIT CONVENTIONEM,
pleading. A plea in an action of covenant. This plea is not a general issue, it merely denies that the defendant has broken the covenants... more

NON JOINDER,
pleading, practice. The omission of some one of the persons who ought to have been made a plaintiff or defendant along with others is called... more

NON JURORS,
English law. Persons who refuse to take the oaths, required by law, to support the government. 1 Dall. 170. ... more

NON LIQUET.
It is not clear. ... more

NON MODERATE CASTIGAVIT.
The name of a faulty replication to a plea of moderate castigavit. (q. v.) This replication, in such a case, is a negative. pregnant.... more

NON OBSTANTE,
Engl. law. These words, which literally signify notwithstanding, are used to express the act of the English king, by which he dispenses with the... more

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