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A good plea in bar, where all the covenants
are in the affirmative. 1 Greenl. R. 189.
mercant. law. A term used to express the aggregate value
of the dif- ferent stocks in which a loan is usually funded. 2 Esp. Rep. 361;... more
The name of a plea by which the defendant says that
he ought not to be charged. lt is used in an action of debt.... more
sufficiently strong for the weight it has to bear. Dig. 8, 2, 23; 2 Bouv. Inst.
civil law., A valuable consideration.
civil law. One made for a consideration given
or promised, however small. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 1767.
civil law. The gift of a thing subject to certain
charges which the giver has imposed on the donee. Poth. h. t.
evidence. The burden of the proof.
2. It is a general rule, that the party who alleges the affirmative of
any proposition shall prove... more
TO OPEN, OPENING
To open a case is to make a statement of the
pleadings in a case, which is called the opening.
2. The opening... more
TO OPEN A CREDIT
When a banker accepts or pays a bill of
exchange drawn on him by a correspondent, who has not furnished him with funds,
he is said... more
The term sufficiently explains its meaning. By the
constitution of some states, and by the laws and practice of all the others,
the courts are required... more
An open policy is one in which the amount of the
interest of the insured is not fixed by the policy, and is to be... more
OPENING A JUDGMENT
The act of the court by which a judgment is
so far annulled that it cannot be executed, but which still retains some
qualities of a... more
OPERATION OF LAW
This term is applied to those rights which are
cast upon a party by the law, without any act of his own; as, the right... more
A workman; one employed to perform labor for
2. This word is used in the bankrupt law of 19th August, 1841, s.... more
practice. A declaration by a counsel to his client of
what the law is, according to his judgment, on a statement of facts submitted
to him. The... more
ked up. 3 Dougl. R. 158; S. C. 26 Eng. C. L. Rep.
63; 1 Phil. Ev. 276; 4 T. R. 498. A ship builder may... more
judgment. A collection of reasons delivered by a judge
for giving the judgment he is about to pronounce the judgment itself is
sometimes called an opinion.
practice. The act of a creditor who, declares his
dissent to a debtor s being discharged under the insolvent laws.
One who having public authority uses it unlawfully to
tyrannize over another; as, if he keep him in prison until he shall do
something which he... more