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PORTSALES
Auctions were anciently so called, because they took place in ports. ... more

POSITIVE
Express; absolute; not doubtful. This word is frequently used in composition. 2. A positive condition is where the thing which is the... more

PORTION
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

PORTATICA
Engl. law. The generic name for port duties charged to ships. Harg. L. Tr. 74. ... more

PORTER
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

PORT-REEVE
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. ... more

PORT TOLL
Mer. law., By this phrase is understood the money paid for the privilege of bringing goods into a port. ... more

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

POPULAR ACTION
punishment. An action given by statute to any one who will sue for the penalty. A qui tam action. Dig. 47, 23, 1. ... more

POPE S FOLLY
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

POPE
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

POOL
A small lake of standing water. 2. By the grant of a pool, it is said, both the land and water... more

PONTAGE
A contribution towards the maintenance, rebuilding or repairs of a bridge. The toll taken for this purpose also bears this name. Obsolete. ... more

POND
A body of stagnant water; a pool. 2. Any one has a right to erect a fish pond; the fish in... more

PONE
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

POLYANDRY
The state of a woman who has several hushands. 2. Polyandry is legalized only in Tibet. This is inconsistent with the law... more

POLYGARCHY
A term used to express a government which is shared by several persons; as, when two brothers succeed to the throne, and reign jointly. ... more

POLYGAMY
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 differs... more

POLLS
The place where electors cast in their votes. ... more

POLLICITATION
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

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