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NE UNQUES SEISIE QUIZ DOWER,
pleading. A plea by which a defendant denies the right of a widow who sues for, and demands her dower in lands, &c., late... more

NE UNQUES SON RECEIVER,
pleading. The name of a plea in an action of account render, by which the defendant affirms that he never was receiver of tlie plaintiff.... more

NE VARIETUR.
These words, which literally signify that it be not varied or changed, are sometimes written by notaries public upon bills or notes, for the purpose... more

NEAT or NET,
contracts. The exact weight of an article, without the bag, box, keg, or other thing in which it may be enveloped. ... more

NEATNESS,
pleading. The statement, in apt and appropriate words, of all the necessary facts, and ne more. Lawes on Pl. 62. ... more

NECESSARIES.
Such things as are proper and requisite for tlie sustenance of man. 2. The term necessaries is not confined merely to what... more

NECESSARY AND PROPER.
The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, vests in congress the power " to make all laws, which shall be necessary and... more

NECESSARY INTROMISSION,
Scotch law. When the husband or wife continues, after the decease of his or her companion in possession of the decedent s goods, for... more

NECESSITY.
law. 4. The cases which are justified by necessity, may be classed as follows: I. For the preservation of life; as if two persons... more

NEGATION.
Denial. Two negations are construed to mean one affirmation. Dig. 50, 16, 137. ... more

NEGATIVE.
This word has several significations. 1. It is used in contradistinction to giving assent; thus we say the president has put his negative upon... more

NEGATIVE AVERMENT,
pleading, evidence. An averment in some of the pleadings in a case in which a negative is asserted. 2. It is a general... more

NEGATIVE CONDITION,
contracts, wills. One where the thing which is the subject of it must not happen; as, if I do not marry. Poth. Ob. n. 200;... more

NEGATIVE PREGNANT,
pleading. Such form of negative expression, in pleading, as may imply or carry within it an affirmative. 2. This is faulty, because the... more

NEGATIVE STATUTE.
One which is enacted in negative terms, and which so controls the common law, that it has no force in opposition to the statute. Bro.... more

NEGLIGENCE,
njury or loss to another in consequence of his negligence, is responsible for all the consequence. Hob. 134; 3 Wils. 126; 1 Chit. TI.... more

NEGLIGENT ESCAPE
The omission to take such a care of a prisoner as a gaoler is bound to take, and in consequence of it, the prisoner... more

NEGOTIABLE.
That which is capable of being transferred by assignment; a thing, the title to which may be transferred by a sale and indorsement or delivery.... more

NEGOTIABLE PAPER,
contracts. This term is applied to bills of exchange and promissory notes, which are assignable by indorsement or delivery. 2. The statute... more

NEGOTIATION,
contracts The deliberation which takes place between the parties touching a proposed agreement. 2. That which transpires in the negotiation makes no... more

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