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PROCESSIONING
A term used in Tennessee to signify the manner of ascertaining the boundaries of land, as provided for by the laws of that state. Carr. &... more

PROCHEIN
Next. This word is frequently used in composition; as, prochein amy, prochein cousin, and the like. Co. Lit. 10. ... more

PROCHEIN AMY
more correctly prochain ami. Next friend. 2. He who, without being appointed guardian, sues in the name of an infant for the recovery... more

PROCLAMATION
evidence. The act of causing some state matters to be published or made generally known. A written or printed document in which are contained such matters, issued... more

PROCERES
The name by which the chief magistrates in cities were formerly known. St. Armand, Hist. Eq. 88. ... more

PROCES VERBAL
French law. A true relation in writing in due form of law of what has been done and said verbally in the presence of a public officer,... more

PROCESS
practice. So denominated because it proceeds or issues forth in order to bring the defendant into court, to answer the charge preferred against him, and signifies the... more

PROCESS
rights. The means or method of accomplishing a thing. 2. It has been said that the word manufacture, (q. v.) in the patent laws,... more

PROBATE OF A WILL
The proof before an officer appointed by law, that an instrument offered to be recorded is the act of the person whose last will and testament... more

PROBATION
The evidence which proves a thing. It is either by record, writing, the party s own oath, or the testimony of witnesses. Proof. (q. v.) It... more

PROBATOR
Ancient English law. Strictly, an accomplice in felony, who to save himself confessed the fact, and charged or accused any other as principal or accessary, against... more

PROBATORY TERM
In the British courts of admiralty, after the issue is formed between the parties, a time for taking the testimony is assigned, this is called a... more

PROBI ET LEGALES HOMINES
Good and lawful men; persons competent in point of law to serve on juries. Cro. Eliz. 654, 751; Cro. Jac. 635; Mart. & Yerg. 147; Hardin,... more

PROBITY
Justice, honesty. A man of probity is one who loves justice and honesty, and who dislikes the contrary. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. 772. , ... more

PROCEDENDO
practice. A writ which issues where an action is removed from an inferior to a superior jurisdiction by habeas corpus, certiorari or writ of privilege, and it... more

PROCEEDING
In its general acceptation, this word means the form in which actions are to be brought and defended, the manner of intervening in suits, of conducting... more

PROBABLE
That which has the appearance of truth; that which appears to be founded in reason. ... more

PROBABLE CAUSE
When there are grounds for suspicion that a person has committed a crime or misdemeanor, and public justice and the good of the community require that... more

PRIMER ELECTION
A term used to signify first choice. 2. In England, when coparcenary lands are divided, unless it is otherwise agreed, the eldest... more

PRIMER SEISIN,
Eng. law. The right which the king had, when any of his tenants died seised of a knight s fee, to receive of the heir,... more

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