Search Results for "P"
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
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
By public policy is meant that which the law
encourages for the promotion of the public good.
2. That which is against... more
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
In Louisiana this name is given. to certain
officers who collectively exercise jurisdiction in certain cases of police as
levying taxes, regulating roads,
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
A measure of length, equal to five yards and a half. Vide
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
construction. Marks in writing and in print, to denote
the stops that ought to be made in reading, and to point out the sense.
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
practice. A proposition or question arising in a case.
2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every... more
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
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
Scotch law. Poinding of the goods belonging
to the debtor; and of those goods only.
2. It may have for its warrant either... more
practice. A term by which a writ issued subsequently to
an alias of the same kind, is denominated.
2. The pluries writ is... more
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
old Eng. law. An uncertain quantity of land; but,
according to some opinions, it contains one hundred and twenty acres. Co. Litt.
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
mar. law. The embezzlement of goods on board of a
ship, is known by the name of plunderage.
2. The rule of the... more
A term used in grammar, which signifies more than one.
2. Sometimes, however, it may be so expressed that it means only... more