Search Results for "P"
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
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
A stamp or, mark put on letters in the post office.
2. Post marks are evidence of a letter having passed through... more
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
after the fact. Vide Ex post facto.
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
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
He who holds, detains or enjoys a thing, either by
himself or his agent, which he claims as his own.
2. In... more
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
An uncertain thing which may happen; Lilly
h. t.; or it is a contingent interest in real or personal estate. 1 Mad. Ch.
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
To date an instrument a time after that on which it
is made. Vide Date.
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
intern. law. By possession is meant a country which
is held by no other title than mere conquest.
2. In this sense Possession... more
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
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
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
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;
These Latin words signify the power of the
2. The sheriff has authority by the common law, while acting under the
civil law. Duties paid in ports on merchandise. Code,
4, 61, 3.