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practice. The conviction or persuasion of the mind of a
judge or jury, by the exhibition of evidence, of the reality of a fact alleged:
as, to... more
That which is essential, suitable, adapted, and correct.
2. Congress is authorized by art, 1, s. 8, of the constitution of the United
States, "to make... more
The right and interest which a man has in lands and
chattels to the exclusion of others. 6 Binn. 98; 4 Pet. 511; 17 Johns.... more
PROMISE OF MARRIAGE
A contract mutually entered into by a man
and a woman capable of contracting matrimony, that they will marry each other.
2. When... more
Great maternal aunt; the sister of one
grandmother. Inst. 3, 6, 3; Dig. 38, 10, 10, 14, et seq.
contr. An engagement by which the promisor contracts
towards another to perform or do something to the advantage of the latter.
2. When... more
Time added to the duration of something.
2. When the time is lengthened during which a party is to perform a
In the ecclesiastical law, signifies a president or
chairman of a convocation.
Rom. civil law. The term used to denominate students
of law during the fifth and last year of their studies. They were left during
this year, very... more
The unnecessary and superfluous statement of facts in
pleading or in evidence. This will be rejected as impertinent. 7 Price, 278, n.
canon law. Those impediments to a
marriage which are only followed by a punishment, but do not render the
marriage null. Bowy. Alod. Civ. Law, 44. ... more
In international law, the draft of a proposed treaty or
convention is called a projet.
Progeny, such issue as proceeds from a lawful marriage;
and, in its enlarged sense, it signifies any children.
civil law. One who has no property to be taxed; and
paid a tax only on account of his cliildren, proles; a person of mean or... more
med. jurisp. Medical jurists have employed this word
to designate the destruction of the human divided the subject into foeticide,
(q. v.) or the destruction of the... more
practice. The name of a writ issued by a superior
court, directed to the judge and parties of a suit in an inferior court,
commanding them to... more
That state of a business which is neither the
commencement nor the end. Some act done after the matter has commenced and
before it is completed.... more
This word has several significations. 1. It is a
public declaration respecting something. Code, 10, 41, 6.
2. It i
s a... more
In general, by this term is understood the benefit
which a man derives from a thing. It is more particularly applied to such
benefit as arises... more
He who produces a witness to be examined. The term is
used in the ecclesiastical courts.