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POLL
A head. Hence poll tax is the name of a tax imposed upon the people at so much a head. 2. To poll a jury... more

POLITICAL
Pertaining to policy, or the administration of the government. Political rights are those which may be exercised in the formation or administration of the government they... more

POLICY, PUBLIC
By public policy is meant that which the law encourages for the promotion of the public good. 2. That which is against... more

POLICE
That species of superintendence by magistrates which has principally for its object the maintenance of public tranquillity among the citizens. The officers who are appointed for... more

POLICE JURY
In Louisiana this name is given. to certain officers who collectively exercise jurisdiction in certain cases of police as levying taxes, regulating roads, ... more

POLICY OF INSURANCE
contracts. An instrument in writing by which the contract of insurance is effected and reduced into form. 2. The term policy of insurance,... more

POLE
A measure of length, equal to five yards and a half. Vide Measure. ... more

POISON
crim. law. Those substances which, when applied to the organs of the body, are capable of altering or destroying, in a majority of cases, some or all... more

POINTS
construction. Marks in writing and in print, to denote the stops that ought to be made in reading, and to point out the sense. ... more

POINT RESERVED
A point or question of law which the court, not being fully satisfied how to decide, in the hurried trial of a cause, rules in favor... more

POINT
practice. A proposition or question arising in a case. 2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every... more

POINDING, REAL
or poinding of the ground, Scotch law. Though it be properly a diligence, this is generally considered by lawyers as a species of real action, and is... more

POINDING
Scotch. law. That diligence, affecting movable subjects, by which their property is carried directly to, the creditor. Poinding is real or personal. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 3,... more

POINDING, PERSONAL
Scotch law. Poinding of the goods belonging to the debtor; and of those goods only. 2. It may have for its warrant either... more

PLURIES
practice. A term by which a writ issued subsequently to an alias of the same kind, is denominated. 2. The pluries writ is... more

PLURALITY
government. The greater number of votes given at an election; it is distinguished from a majority, (q. v.) which is a plurality of all the votes which... more

PLOUGH-LAND
old Eng. law. An uncertain quantity of land; but, according to some opinions, it contains one hundred and twenty acres. Co. Litt. 69 a. ... more

TO PLUNDER
The capture of personal property on land by a public enemy, with a view of making it his own. The property so captured is called plunder.... more

PLUNDERAGE
mar. law. The embezzlement of goods on board of a ship, is known by the name of plunderage. 2. The rule of the... more

PLURAL
A term used in grammar, which signifies more than one. 2. Sometimes, however, it may be so expressed that it means only... more

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