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PROOF
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

PROPER
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

PROPERTY
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

PROMATERTERA
Great maternal aunt; the sister of one s grandmother. Inst. 3, 6, 3; Dig. 38, 10, 10, 14, et seq. ... more

PROMISE
contr. An engagement by which the promisor contracts towards another to perform or do something to the advantage of the latter. 2. When... more

PROLONGATION
Time added to the duration of something. 2. When the time is lengthened during which a party is to perform a contract,... more

PROLOCUTOR
In the ecclesiastical law, signifies a president or chairman of a convocation. ... more

PROLYTAE
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

PROLIXITY
The unnecessary and superfluous statement of facts in pleading or in evidence. This will be rejected as impertinent. 7 Price, 278, n. ... more

PROHIBITIVE IMPEDIMENTS
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

PROJET
In international law, the draft of a proposed treaty or convention is called a projet. ... more

PROLES.
Progeny, such issue as proceeds from a lawful marriage; and, in its enlarged sense, it signifies any children. ... more

PROLETARIUS
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

PROLICIDE
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

PROHIBITION
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

PROGRESSION
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

PROFESSION
This word has several significations. 1. It is a public declaration respecting something. Code, 10, 41, 6. 2. It i s a... more

PROFITS
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

PRODUCENT
He who produces a witness to be examined. The term is used in the ecclesiastical courts. ... more

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