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PRO EO QUOD
pleading. For this that. It is a phrase of affirmation, and is sufficiently direct and positive for introducing a material averment. 1 Saund. 117, n. 4; 1... more

PRO INDIVISO
For an undivided part. The possession or occupation of lands or tenements belonging to two or mare persons, and consequently neither knows his several portion till... more

PRO QUERENTE
For the plaintiff; usually abbreviated, pro quer. ... more

PRO RATA
According to the rate, proportion or allowance. A creditor of an insolvent estate, is to be paid pro rata with creditors of the same class. ... more

PRO RE NATA
For the occasion as it may arise. ... more

PRO TANTO
For so much. See 17 Serg. & Rawle, 400. ... more

PROAMITA
Great paternal aunt; the sister of one s grandfather. Inst. 3, 6, 3 & 4; Dig. 38, 10, 10, 14, et seq. ... more

PROAVUS
Great grandfather. This term is employed in making genealogical tables. ... more

PROBABILITY
That which is likely to happen; that which is most consonant to reason; for example, there is a strong probability that a man of a good... more

PRIMATE
eccles. law.. An archbishop who has jurisdiction over one or several other metropolitans. ... more

PRIMARY EVIDFNCE
The best evidence of which the case in its nature is susceptible. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3053. Vide Evidence. PRIMARY POWERS. The principal authority given by... more

PRICE CURRENT
The price for which goods, usually sell in the market. A printed newspaper containing a list of such prices is also called a price current. ... more

PRIMA FACIE
The first blush; the first view or appearance of the business; as, the holder of a bill of exchange, indorsed in blank, is prima facie its... more

PRIMA TONSURA
A grant of a right to have the first crop of grass. 1 Chit. Pr. 181. ... more

PRIMAGE
merc. law. A duty payable to the master and mariner of a ship or vessel; to the master for the use of his cables and ropes... more

PRIMARY
That which is first or principal; as primary evidence, or that evidence which is to be admitted in the first instance, as distinguished from secondary evidence,... more

PRICE
contracts. The consideration in money given for the purchase of a thing. 2. There are three requisites to the quality of a price... more

PREVARICATION
Praevaricatio, civil law. The acting with unfaithfulness and want of probity. The term is applied principally to the act of concealing a crime. Dig. 47, 15,... more

PREVENTION
civil and French law. The right of a judge to take cognizance of an action over which he has concurrent jurisdiction with another judge. ... more

PRETENTION
French law. The claim made to a thing which a party believes himself entitled to demand, but which is not admitted or adjudged to be his. ... more

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