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POST NUPTIAL
Something which takes place after marriage; as a post nuptial settlement, which is a conveyance made generally by the hushand for the benefit of the wife.... more

POST OBIT
contract. An agreement, by which the obligor borrows a certain sum of money and promises to pay a larger sum, exceeding the lawful rate of interest, upon... more

POST MARK
A stamp or, mark put on letters in the post office. 2. Post marks are evidence of a letter having passed through... more

POST ENTRY
maritime law. When a merchant makes an entry on the importation of, goods, and at the time he is not able to calculate exactly the duties which... more

POST FACTO
after the fact. Vide Ex post facto. ... more

POST LITEM MOTAM
After the commencement of the suit. 2. Declarations or acts of the parties made post litem motam, are presumed to be made... more

POST DISEISIN
Engl. law. The name of a writ which, lies for him who, having recovered lands and tenements by force of a novel disseisin, is again disseised by... more

POSSESSOR
He who holds, detains or enjoys a thing, either by himself or his agent, which he claims as his own. 2. In... more

POSSESSORY ACTION
old Eng. law. A reall action in which the plaintiff called the demandant, sought to recover the possession of lands, tenements, and hereditaments. On account of the... more

POSSIBILITY
An uncertain thing which may happen; Lilly s Reg. h. t.; or it is a contingent interest in real or personal estate. 1 Mad. Ch. 549.... more

POST
After. When two or more alienations or descents have taken place between an original intruder ant or defendant in a writ of entry, the writ is... more

POST DATE
To date an instrument a time after that on which it is made. Vide Date. ... more

POST DIEM
After the day; as a plea of payment post diem, after the, day when the money became due. Com. Dig. Pleader, 2 W 29. ... more

POSSESSION
intern. law. By possession is meant a country which is held by no other title than mere conquest. 2. In this sense Possession... more

POSSESSION
property. The detention or enjoyment of a thing which a man holds or exercises by himself or by another who keeps or exercises it in his name.... more

POSSESSED
This word is applied to the right and enjoyment of a termor or a person having a term, who is said to be possessed, and... more

POSSESSIO FRATRIS
The brother s possession. This is a technical phrase which is applied in the English law relating to descents. By the common law, the ancestor from... more

POSSE
This word is used substantively to signify a possibility. For example, such a thing is in posse, that is, such a thing may possibly be; when... more

POSSE COMITATUS
These Latin words signify the power of the county. 2. The sheriff has authority by the common law, while acting under the authority... more

PORTORIA
civil law. Duties paid in ports on merchandise. Code, 4, 61, 3. ... more

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