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In its most enlarged and technical sense, purchase
signifies the lawful acquisition of real estate by any means whatever, except
descent. It is thus defined by... more
A corruption of the French word par, by or for. It is
frequently used in old French law phrases; as, pur autre vie. It is... more
PUR AUTRE VIE
tenures. These old French words signify, for
s life. An estate is said to be pur autre vie, when a lease is made of
lands or... more
civil law. That age of a person
s life which
included infancy and puerility. (q. v.)
PUNISHMENT OF DEATH
The deliberate killing, according to the
forms of law,, of a person who has been lawfully convicted of certain crimes.
See Capital crimes.
civil law. One who is in his or her minority. Vide. Dig.
1, 7; Id. 26, 7, 1, 2; Code, 6, 30, 18; Dig. 50, 16,... more
civil law. This commenced at the age of seven years,
the end of the age of infancy, and lasted till the age of puberty, (q. v.)... more
commerce, contracts. A person employed by the owner of
property which is sold at auction to bid it up, who does so accordingly, for
the purpose of... more
PUIS DARREIN CONTINUANCE
pleading. These old French words
signify since the last continuance.
2. Formerly there were formal adjournments or continuances of the
proceedings in a suit,... more
Since born; the younger; as, a puisne judge, is an
construction. The act or method of placing points
(q. v.) in a written or printed instrument.
2. By the word point is here... more
crim. law. Some pain or penalty warranted by law,
inflicted on a person, for the commission of a crime or misdemeanor, or for the
omission of the... more
Eng. law. To be free from the payment of money for
taking of wood in any forest. Co. Litt. 233 a. The same as Woodgeld.... more
In its enlarged sense this word signifies a child of
either sex; though in its restrained meaning it is applied to a boy only. ... more
Chastity; the abstaining from all unlawful carnal
commerce or connexion. A married woman or a widow may defend her pudicity as a
maid may her virginity.... more
One who does by himself or his agents make a thing
publicly known; one engaged in the circulation of books, pamphlets, and other
The doing of a thing in the view of all persons who
choose to be present.
2. The law requires that courts... more
civil law. The name of an action introduced by the
proctor Publicius, the object of which was to recover a thing which had been
lost. Inst. 4,... more
civil law. A farmer of the public revenue; one who
held a lease of some property from the public treasury. Dig. 39, 4, 1, 1; Id.
The act by which a thing is made public.
2. It differs from promulgation, (q. v.) and see also Toullier, Dr.... more