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civil law. Ignominy; shame; infamy. (q. v.)
Choice; Election; (q. v.) where the subject is
This syllable in the termination of words has an active
signification, and usually denotes the doer of an act; as, the grantor, he who
makes a... more
civil law. The name of a kind of decisions given by
the Roman emperors.
Something spoken in contradistinction to something
written; as oral evidence, which is evidence delivered verbally by a
practice. A good man, skillful in speaking well, and who
employs a perfect eloquence to defend causes either public or private. Dupin,
Profession d Avocat, tom. 1,... more
To ordain is to make an ordinance, to enact a law.
2. In the constitution of the United States, the preamble. declares... more
An ancient superstitious mode of tribal. When in a
criminal case the accused was arraigned, be might select the mode of trial
either by God and... more
government. By this expression is understood the several
bodies which compose the state. In ancient Rome, for example, there were three
distinct orders; namely, that of the... more
contracts. An indorsement or short writing put upon the
back of a negotiable bill or note, for the purpose of passing the title to it,
and making... more
French law. The act by which the rank of preferences of
claims among creditors who have liens over the price which arises out of the
sale of... more
ORDER OF FILIATION
3d. The birth place of the
child; 4th. The examination of the putative father and of the mother; but, it
is said, the presence of the... more
A conditional order which is to be confirmed unless
something be done, which has been required, by a time specified. Eden. Inj.
Rules made by a court or other competent jurisdiction.
The formula is generally in those words: It is ordered, &c.
2. Orders also... more
legislation. A law, a statute, a decree.
2. This word is more usually applied to the laws of a corporation, than
to the acts... more
ORDINANCE OF 1787
An act of congress which regulates the
territories of the United States. It is printed in 3 Story, L. U. S. 2073. Some
parts of this... more
civil and eccles. law. An officer who has original
jurisdiction in his own right and not by deputation.
2. In England the ordinary is... more
civil and eccles. law. The act of conferring the
orders of the church upon an individual. Nov. 137.
Verbally. orally. Formerly the pleadings of the
parties were ore tenus, and the practice is said to have been retained till the
reign of Edward the... more
itants of the district, or county
or counties, for which they may be elected respectively. Previous to the first
election, the governor shall cause a census or... more