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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
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
English law. A name given to certain dissenters from the rites and ceremonies of the church of England.
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
pleading. Not guilty. (q. v.) It is usually abbreviated non cul. 16 Vin. Ab. 1.
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
pleading. The general issue in formedom. See Ne dona pas.
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
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
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
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
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
English law. Persons who refuse to take the oaths, required by law, to support the government. 1 Dall. 170.
It is not clear.
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
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