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PURCHASE
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

PUR
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 another s life. An estate is said to be pur autre vie, when a lease is made of lands or... more

PUPILLARITY
civil law. That age of a person s life which included infancy and puerility. (q. v.) ... more

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. ... more

PUPIL
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

PUERILITY
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

PUFFER
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

PUISNE
Since born; the younger; as, a puisne judge, is an associate judge. ... more

PUNCTUATION
construction. The act or method of placing points (q. v.) in a written or printed instrument. 2. By the word point is here... more

PUNISHMENT
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

PUDZELD
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

PUER
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

PUDICITY
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

PUBLISHER
One who does by himself or his agents make a thing publicly known; one engaged in the circulation of books, pamphlets, and other papers. ... more

PUBLICITY
The doing of a thing in the view of all persons who choose to be present. 2. The law requires that courts... more

PUBLICIANA
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

PUBLICAN
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. 39,... more

PUBLICATION
The act by which a thing is made public. 2. It differs from promulgation, (q. v.) and see also Toullier, Dr.... more

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