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NUDE.
Naked. Figuratively, this word is applied to various subjects. 2. A nude contract, nudum pactum, q. v.) is one without a consideration; nu de... more

NUDE MATTER.
A bare allegation unsupported by evidence. ... more

NUDUM PACTUM,
ation,; it is called a nude or naked contract, because it is not clothed with the consideration required by law, in order to give an... more

NUISANCE,
crim. law, torts. This word means literally annoyance; in law, it signifies, according to Blackstone, " anything that worketh hurt, inconvenience, or damage." 3 Comm.... more

NUL,
law French. A barbarous word which means to convey a negative; as, Nul tiel record, Nul tiel award. ... more

NUL AGARD.
No award. A plea to an action on an arbitration bond, when the defendant avers that there was no legal award made. 3 Burr. 1730;... more

NUL DISSEISIN,
pleading. No disseisin. A plea in a real action, by which the de- fendant denies that there was any disseisin it is a species... more

NUL TIEL RECORD,
pleading. No such record 2. When a party claims to recover on the evidence of a record, as in an action on scire... more

NUL TORT,
pleading No wrong. 2. This is a plea to a real action, by which the defendant denies that he com- mitted any wrong. It... more

NUL WASTE,
pleading. This is the gene- ral issue in an action of waste. Co. Entr. 700 a, 708 a. The plea of, nul waste ad- ... more

NULL.
Properly, that which does not .exist; that which is not in the nature of things. In a figurative sense it signifies that which has no... more

NULIA BONA.
The retum made to a writ of fieri facias, by the sheriff, when he has not found any goods of the defendant on which he... more

NULLITY.
That which is absolutely void. 2. It is a yule of law that what is abso- lutely null produces no effects whatever; as,... more

NULIUS FILIUS.
The son of no one; a bastard. 2. A bastard is considered nullius filius as far as regards his right inherit. But ... more

NULLUM ARBITRIUM,
pleading. The name of a plea to an action on an arbitra- tion bond for not fulfilling the award, by which the defendant asserts... more

NULLUM FECERUNT ARBITRIUM.
The name of a plea to an action of debt upon an obligation for the performance of an award, by which the defendant denies ... more

NUMBER.
A collection of units. 2. In pleading, numbers must be stated truly, when alleged in the recital of a record, written instrument, or... more

NUNC PRO TUNC,
practice. This phrase, which signifies now for then, is used to express that a thing is done at one time which ought to have been... more

NUNCIO.
The name given to the Pope s ambassador. Nuncios are ordinary or ex- traordinary; the former are sent upon usual missionas, the latter upon special... more

NUNCIUS,
international law, A messenger, a minister; the pope s legate, commonly called a nuncio. It is used to express that a will or testament. has... more

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