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A term used in the civil law, to signify full
proof, in contradistinction to semi-plena probatio, which is only a
presumption. Code, 4, 19, 5, &c.... more
eccl. law. Signifies that a benefice is full. Vide
2. In the courts of admiralty, and in the English ecclesiastical courts,
causes or suits in respect of the different... more
pleading. A plea in bar entered by an
executor or administrator by which he affirms that he had not in his possession
at the time of the... more
PLENE ADMINISTRAVIT PRAETERt
This is the usual plea of plene
administravit, except that the defendant admits a certain amount of assets in
pleading. A plea in an action of account
render, by which the defendant avers that he has fully accounted. Bac. Ab.
Accompt, E. This plea does not... more
Possessing full powers; as, a minister
plenipotentiary, is one authorized fully to settle the matters connected with
his mission, subject however to the ratification of the... more
The unlimited right which the owner has to use
his property as he deems proper, without accountability to any one.
An allowance made to a rural tenant, of wood
sufficient for ploughs, harrows, carts, and other instruments of hushandry.
PLEGIIS ACQUIETANDIS, WRIT DE
The name of an ancient writ in
the English law, which lies where a man becomes pledge or surety for another to
pay a certain sum... more
contracts. He who becomes security for another, and, in
this sense, every one who becomes bail for another is a pledge. 4 Inst. 180
Com. Dig. B.... more
The same as pawner. (q. v.)
The same as pawnee. (q. v.)
pleading. It was anciently necessary to find pledges or
sureties to prosecute a suit, and the names of the pledges were added at the
foot of the... more
PLEDGE or PAWN
contracts. These words seem indifferently used
to convey the same idea. Story on Bailm. §286.
2. In the civil code of Louisiana, however,... more
civil law. This is an anglicised word from the Latin
plebiscitum, which is composed or derived from plebs and scire, and signifies,
to establish or ordain. ... more
Engl. practice. A record which contains the
declaration, plea, replication, rejoinder, and other pleadings, and the issue.
Eunom. Dial. 2, §29, p. 111.
One who is classed among the common people, as
distinguished from the nobles. Happily in this country the order of nobles does
One of the divisions of the people in ancient Rome;
that class which was composed of those who were not nobles nor slaves. Vide
PLEAS OF THE CROWN
Eng. law. This phrase is now employed to
signify criminal causes in which the king is a party. Formerly it signified
royal causes for offences of a... more