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PUTTING IN FEAR
These words are used in the definition of a robbery from the person; the offence must have been committed by putting in fear the person robbed.... more

PUTATIVE
Reputed to be that which is not. The word is frequently used, as putative father, (q. v.) putative marriage, putative wife, and the like. And Toullier,... more

PUTATIVE FATHER
The reputed father. 2. This term is most usually applied to the father of a bastard child. 3. The... more

PUTATIVE MARRIAGE
This marriage is described by jurists as "matrimonium putativum, id est, quod bona fide et solemnitur saltem, opinions conjugis unius justa contractum inter personas vetitas jungi."... more

PURSUER
canon law. The name by which the complainant or plaintiff is known in the ecclesiastical courts. 3 Eng. Eccl. R. 350. ... more

PURVEYOR
One employed in procuring provisions. Vide Code, 1, 34. ... more

PURVIEW
That part of an act of the legislature which begins with the words "Be it enacted," &c., aud ends before the repealing clause. Cooke s R.... more

TO PUT
pleading. To select, to demand; as, the said C D puts himself upon the country; that is, he selects the trial by jury, as the mode... more

PURSE
In Turkey the sum of five hundred dollars is called a purse. Merch. Dict. h. t. ... more

PURSER
The person appointed by the master of a ship or vessel, whose duty it is to take care of the ship s books, in which... more

PURE DEBT
In Scotland, this name is given to a debt actually due, in contradistinction to one which is to become due at a future day certain, which... more

PURE OR SIMPLE OBLIGATION
One which is not suspended by any condition, whether it has been contracted without any condition, or when thus contracted, the condition has been performed. Poth.... more

PURE PLEA
equity pleading. One which relies wholly on some matter dehors the bill as for example, a plea of a release or a settled account. ... more

PURGATION
The clearing one s self of an offence charged, by denying the guilt on oath or affirmation. 2. There were two sorts... more

PURLIEU
Eng. law. A space of land near a forest, known by certain boundaries, which was formerly part of a forest, but which has been separated from it.... more

PURPARTY
That part of an estate, which having been held in common by parceners, is by partition allotted to any of them. To make purparty is to... more

PURPORT
pleading. This word means the substance of a writing, as it appears on the face of it, to the eye that reads it; it differs from tenor.... more

PURPRESTURE
According to Lord Coke, purpresture, is a close or enclosure, that is, when one encroaches or makes several to himself that which ought to be in... more

PURCHASE-MONEY
The consideration which is agreed to be paid by the purchaser of a thing in money. It is the duty of the purchaser to pay... more

PURCHASER
contracts. A buyer, a vendee. 2. It is a general rule that all persons, capable of entering into contracts, may become purchasers both... more

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