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NEWSPAPERS.
ose rates; tri-weekly, treble those rates; and oftener than tri-weekly, five times those rates; Provided, That newspapers not containing over three hundred square inches may... more

NEXT FRIEND.
One who, without being regularly appointed guardian, acts for the benefit of an infant, married woman, or other person, not sui juris. Vide Amy; Prochein... more

NEXT OF KIN.
This term is used to signify the relations of a party who has died intestate. 2. In general no one comes within... more

NEXUM,
Rom. civ. law. Viewed as to its object and legal effect, nexum was either the transfer of the ownership of a thing, or the transfer... more

NIECE,
domestic relations: The daughter of a person s brother or sister. Amb. 514; 1 Jacob s Ch. R. 207. ... more

NIEF,
old Eng. law. A woman born in vassalage. In Latin she was called Nativa. ... more

NIENT COMPRISE.
Not included. It is an exception taken to a petition, because the thing desired is not contained in that deed or proceeding wltereoia the... more

NIENT CULPABLE.
Nof guilty the name of a plea used to deny any charge of ao r@al nature, or of a tort. ... more

NIE @QT DEDIRE.
To say nothing. 2. These words are used to signify that judgment be rendered ag@ a party, because he does not deny... more

NIENT LE FAIT,
pleading. The same as non est factum, a plea by which the defendant asserts that the deed declared upon is not his deed. ... more

NIGHT.
That space of time during which the sun is below the horizon of the earth, except, that short space which precedes its rising and follows... more

NIGHT WALKERS.
Persons who sleep by day and walk by niggt 5 E. Ill. c. 14; that is, persons of suspicious appearance and demeanor, who walk... more

NIHIL CAPIAT PER BREVE
practice. That he take nothing by his writ. This is the judgment against the plaintiff in an action, either in bar or in abatement. When... more

NiHIL DICIT.
He says nothing. It is the failing of the defendant to put in a plea or answer to the plaintiff s declaration by the day... more

NIHIL HABET.
The name of a return made by a sheriff, marshal, or other proper officer, to a scire facia.9 or other writ, when he Ims not... more

NIL DEBET,
pleading. The general issue in debt,6r simple contract. It is in the following form: IcAndthesaideD, by E F, his attorney, comes and defends the wrong... more

NIL HABUIT IN TENEMENTIS,
pleading. A plea by which the defendant, wbo is sued by his landlord in debt for rent uppa-a lease, but by deed indented, by,which... more

NISI.
lved of course, on motion, and production of an affidavit of service of the order. This is called an order nisi. Ch. Pr. 547. Under... more

NISI PRIUS.
These words, which signify unless before, are the name of a court. The name originated as follows: Formerly, an action was triable only... more

NISI PRIUS ROLL,
Eng. practice. A transcript of a case made from the plea roll, and includes the declaration, plea, replication, rejoinder, &c. and the issue. Eunom.... more

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