Search Results for "P"
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
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
The reputed father.
2. This term is most usually applied to the father of a bastard child.
3. The... more
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
canon law. The name by which the complainant or
plaintiff is known in the ecclesiastical courts. 3 Eng. Eccl. R. 350.
One employed in procuring provisions. Vide Code, 1,
That part of an act of the legislature which begins
with the words "Be it enacted," &c., aud ends before the repealing clause.
s R.... more
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
In Turkey the sum of five hundred dollars is called a
purse. Merch. Dict. h. t.
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
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
equity pleading. One which relies wholly on some
matter dehors the bill as for example, a plea of a release or a settled
The clearing one
s self of an offence charged, by
denying the guilt on oath or affirmation.
2. There were two sorts... more
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
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
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
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
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
contracts. A buyer, a vendee.
2. It is a general rule that all persons, capable of entering into
contracts, may become purchasers both... more