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That which may be done, in the course of legal
proceedings, without making any application to the court; that which is granted
by the court without... more
crimes. The doing that which a penal law forbids to be
done, or omitting to do what it commands; in this sense it is nearly synonymous
contracts. A proposition to do a thing.
2. An offer ought to contain a right, if accepted, of compelling the
fulfilment of the contract,... more
tenure of office never extends beyond good
behaviour. In England, offices are public or private. The former affect the
people generally, the latter are such as concern... more
evidence. A book kept in a public office, not
appertaining to a court, authorized by the law of any state.
2. An exemplification, (q.... more
A transcript of a record or proceeding filed in an
office established by law, certified under the seal of the proper officer.
Eng. law. When an inquisition is made to the
king s use of anything, by virtue of office of him who inquires, and the
inquisition is found,... more
OFFICE, INQUEST OF
An examination into a matter by an officer
in virtue of his office. Vide Inquisition.
He who is lawfully invested with an office.
2. Officers may be classed into, 1. Executive; as the president of the
United States... more
civil and canon laws. In the ancient civil law, the
person who was the minister of, or attendant upon a magistrate, was called the
Eng. law. The chancery is so called, because
all writs issue from it, under the great seal returnable into the courts of
EX. By virtue of one s office. Vide Ex officio; 3 Bl.
ee years, and shall receive such compensation, payable out of the
county treasury, or by fees, or both; as shall be provided by law.
This needs no definition. Sometimes old age is the
cause of loss of memory and of the powers of the mind, when the party may... more
OLD NATURA BREVIUM
The title of an old English book, (usually
cited Vet. N. B.) so called to distinguish it from the F. N. B. It contains the
The title of a small tract, which, as its title
denotes, contains an account of the various tenures by which land was holden in
the reign... more
The name of a maritime code. Vide Laws of
This name is given to designate the power which a few
citizens of a state have usurped, which ought by the constitution to reside in
When applied to wills or testaments, this term
signifies that they are wholly written by the testator himself. Vide Civil,
Code of Louisiana, art. 1581: Code... more
An omission is the neglect to perform what the law
2. When a public law enjoins on certain officers duties to be... more