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PLENA PROBATIO
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

PLENARTY
eccl. law. Signifies that a benefice is full. Vide Avoidance. ... more

PLENARY
Full, complete. 2. In the courts of admiralty, and in the English ecclesiastical courts, causes or suits in respect of the different... more

PLENE ADMINISTRAVIT
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 his hands. ... more

PLENE COMPUTAVIT
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

PLENIPOTENTIARY
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

PLENUM DOMINIUM
The unlimited right which the owner has to use his property as he deems proper, without accountability to any one. ... more

PLOUGH-BOTE
An allowance made to a rural tenant, of wood sufficient for ploughs, harrows, carts, and other instruments of hushandry. ... more

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

PLEDGE
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

PLEDGER
The same as pawner. (q. v.) ... more

PLEDGEE
The same as pawnee. (q. v.) ... more

PLEDGES
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

PLEBISCIT
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

PLEAS POLL
Engl. practice. A record which contains the declaration, plea, replication, rejoinder, and other pleadings, and the issue. Eunom. Dial. 2, §29, p. 111. ... more

PLEBEIAN
One who is classed among the common people, as distinguished from the nobles. Happily in this country the order of nobles does not exist. ... more

PLEBEIANS
One of the divisions of the people in ancient Rome; that class which was composed of those who were not nobles nor slaves. Vide Smith s... more

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

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