Search Results for "P"
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
Next. This word is frequently used in composition; as,
prochein amy, prochein cousin, and the like. Co. Lit. 10.
more correctly prochain ami. Next friend.
2. He who, without being appointed guardian, sues in the name of an
infant for the recovery... more
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
The name by which the chief magistrates in cities were
formerly known. St. Armand, Hist. Eq. 88.
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
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
rights. The means or method of accomplishing a thing.
2. It has been said that the word manufacture, (q. v.) in the patent
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
That which has the appearance of truth; that which
appears to be founded in reason.
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
A term used to signify first choice.
2. In England, when coparcenary lands are divided, unless it is
otherwise agreed, the eldest... more
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