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PRIVIES
Persons who are partakers, or have an interest in any action or thing, or any relation to another. Wood, Inst. b. 2, c. 3, p.... more

PRIVILEGE
civil law. A right which the nature of a debt gives to a creditor, and which entitles him to be preferred before other creditors. Louis. Code, art.... more

PRIVILEGE
mar. law. An allowance to the master of a ship of the general nature with primage, (q. v.) being compensation or rather a gratuity customary in certain... more

PRIVILEGE
rights. This word, taken its active sense, is a particular law, or a particular disposition of the law, which grants certain special prerogatives to some persons, contrary... more

PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS
Those statements made by a client to his counsel or attorney, or solicitor, in confidence, relating to some cause Or action then pending or in contemplation.... more

PRIVILEGIUM CLERICALE
The same as benefit of clergy. ... more

PRIVITY
The mutual or successive relationship to the same rights of property. 1 Greenl. Ev. 189; 6 How. U. S. R. 60. ... more

PRIVITY OF CONTRACT
The relation which subsists between two contracting parties. Hamm. on Part. 182. 2. From the nature of the covenant entered into by... more

PRIVITY OF ESTATE
The relation which subsists between a landlord and his tenant. 2. It is a general rule that a termor cannot transfer the... more

PRIVY
One who is a partaker, or has an interest in any action, matter or thing. ... more

PRIVY COUNCIL
Eng. law. A council of state composed of the king and of such persons as he may select. ... more

PRIVY SEAL
Eng. law. A seal which the king uses to such grants or things as pass the great seal. 2 Inst. 554. ... more

PRIVY VERDICT
One which is delivered privily to a judge out of court. ... more

PRIZE
mar. law, war. The apprehension and detention at sea, of a ship or other vessel, by authority of a belligerent power, either with the design of appropriating... more

PRIZE
contracts. A reward which is offered to one of several persons who shall accomplish a certain condition; as, if an editor should offer a silver cup to... more

PRIZE COURT
Engl. law The name of court which has jurisdiction of all captures made in war on the high seas. 2. In England this... more

PRO
A Latin proposition signifying `for. As to its effects in contracts, vide Plowd. 412. ... more

PRO AND CON
For and against. For example, affidavits are taken pro and con. ... more

PRO CONFESSO
chan. pract. For confessed. 2. When the defendant has been served personally with a subpoena, or when not being so served has appeared,... more

PRO-CURATORS, PRO-TUTORS
Persons who act as curators or tutors, without being lawfully authorized. They are, in general, liable to all the duties of curators or tutors, and are... more

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