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Auctions were anciently so called, because they took
place in ports.
Express; absolute; not doubtful. This word is
frequently used in composition.
2. A positive condition is where the thing which is the... more
That part of a parent
s estate, or the estate of one
standing in loco parentis, which is given to a child. 1 Vern. 204.... more
Engl. law. The generic name for port duties charged
to ships. Harg. L. Tr. 74.
The name of an ancient English officer who bore or
carried a rod before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament
also bears this name.... more
Eng. law. In some places in England an officer
bearing this name is the chief magistrate of a port-town. Jacob
s Dict. h. t.
Mer. law., By this phrase is understood the money
paid for the privilege of bringing goods into a port.
A place to which the officers of the customs are
appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and
creeks which are allotted... more
punishment. An action given by statute to any
one who will sue for the penalty. A qui tam action. Dig. 47, 23, 1.
The name of a small island, situated in the bay of
Passama quoddy, which, it has been decided, is within the jurisdiction of the
United States.... more
The chief of the catholic religion is so called. He is a
temporal prince. He is elected by certain officers called cardinals, and
remains in power... more
A small lake of standing water.
2. By the grant of a pool, it is said, both the land and water... more
A contribution towards the maintenance, rebuilding or
repairs of a bridge. The toll taken for this purpose also bears this name.
A body of stagnant water; a pool.
2. Any one has a right to erect a fish pond; the fish in... more
English practice. An original writ issuing out of
chancery, for the purpose of removing a plaint from an inferior court into the
superior courts at Westminster. The... more
The state of a woman who has several hushands.
2. Polyandry is legalized only in Tibet. This is inconsistent with the
A term used to express a government which is shared
by several persons; as, when two brothers succeed to the throne, and reign
crim. law. The act of a person who, knowing he has two
or more wives, or she has two or more hushands living, marries another. It
The place where electors cast in their votes.
civil law. A pollicitation is a promise not yet
accepted by the person to whom it is made; it differs from a contract inasmuch
as the latter... more