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PROFANE
That which has not been consecrated. By a profane place is understood one which is neither sacred, nor sanctified, nor religious. Dig. 11, 7, 2, 4.... more

PROFANELY
In a profane manner. In an indictment, under the act of assembly of Pennsylvania, against profanity, it is requisite that the words should be laid to... more

PROFANENESS or PROFANITY
crim. law. A disrespect to the name of God, or his divine providence. This is variously punished by statute in the several states. ... more

PROFECTITUS
civil law. That which descends to us from our ascendants. Dig. 23, 3, 5. ... more

PROFERT IN CURIA
plead. Produces in court. 2. When the plaintiff declares on a deed, or the defendant pleads a deed, and makes title under it,... more

PRODITORIE
Treasonably. This is a technical word formerly used in indictments for treason, when they were written in Latin. ... more

PROCURATIONS
eccles. law. Certain sums of money which parish priests pay yearly to the bishops or archdeacons ratione visitationis. it 3, 39, 25; Ayl. Parerg. 429; 17 Vin.... more

PROCURATOR
civil law. A proctor; a person who acts for another by virtue of a procuration. Procurator est, qui aliena negotia mandata Domini administrat. Dig 3, 3, 1.... more

PROCURATOR in rem suam
Scotch law. This imports that one is acting as attorney as to his own property. When an assignment of a thing is made, as a debt,... more

PROCURATORIUM
The proxy or instrument by which a proctor is constituted and appointed. ... more

PRODIGAL
civil law, persons. Prodigals were persons who, though of full age, were incapable of managing their affairs, and of the obligations which attended them, in consequence of... more

PROCURATION
civil law. The act by which one person gives power to another to act in his place, as he could do himself. A letter of attorney. ... more

PROCLAMATION
practice. The declaration made by the cryer, by authority of the court, that something is about to be done. 2. It usually commences... more

PROCLAMATION OF EXIGENTS
Eng. law. On awarding an exigent, in order to outlawry, a writ of proclamation issues to the sheriff of the county where the party dwells, to make... more

PROCLAMATION OF REBELLION
Eng. law. When a party neglects to appear upon a subpoena, or an attachment in the chancery, a writ bearing this name issues, and if he does... more

PROCREATION
The generation of children; it is an act authorized by the law of nature: one of the principal ends of marriage is the procreation of children.... more

PROCTOR
One appointed to represent in judgment the party who empowers him, by writing under his hand called a proxy. The term is used chiefly in the... more

PROCESS, MESNE
pradice. By this term is generally understood any writ issued in the course of a suit between the original process and execution. 2. By... more

PROCESS OF GARMISHMENT
practice. It was formerly the practice to deposit deeds and other things in the hands of third persons, to await the performance of covenants, upon which they... more

PROCESS OF INTERPLEADER
practice. Formerly when two parties concurred in a bailment to a third person of things which were to be delivered to one of them on the performance... more

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