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PLEADING, SPECIAL
By special pleading is meant the allegation of special or new matter, as distinguished from a direct denial of matter previously alleged on the opposite side.... more

TO PLEAD
The formal entry of the defendant s defence on the record. In a popular sense, it signifies the argument in a cause, but it is... more

PLEADING
practice. The statement in a logical, and legal form, of the facts which constitute the plaintiff s cause of action, or the defendant s ground of defence;... more

PLEA
practice. The defendant s answer by matter of fact, to the plaintiff s declaration. 2. It is distinguished from a demurrer, which opposes... more

PLAT
A map of a piece of land, in which are marked the courses and disstances of the different lines, and the quantity of land it... more

PLEA
chancery practice. "A plea," says Lord Bacon, speaking of proceedings in courts of equity, "is a foreign matter to discharge or stay the suit." Ord. Chan. (ed.... more

PLAINTIFF IN ERROR
A party who sues out a writ of error, and this whether in the court below he was plaintiff or defendant. ... more

PLAN
The delineation or design of a city, a house or houses, a garden, a vessel, &c. traced on paper or other substance, representing the position, and... more

PLANTATIONS
Colonies, (q. v.) dependencies. (q. v.) 1 Bl. Com. 107. In England, this word, as it is used in St. 12, II. c. 18, is... more

PLAINTIFF
practice. He who, in a personal action, seeks a remedy for an injury to his rights. Ham. on Parties, h. t.; 1 Chit. Pl. Index, h. t.;... more

PLAGIARIUS
civil law. He who fraudulently concealed a freeman or slave who belonged to another. 2. The offence itself was called plagium. ... more

PLAGIUM
Man stealing, kidnapping. This offence is the crimen plagii of the Romans. Alis. Pr. Cr. Law, 280, 281. ... more

PLAINT
Eng. law. The exhibiting of any action, real or personal, in writing; the party making his plaint is called the plaintiff. ... more

PLAGIARISM
The act of appropriating the ideas and language of another, and passing them for one s own. 2. When this amounts to... more

PLACE OF BUSINESS
The place where a man usually transacts his affairs or business. When a man keeps a store, shop, counting room or office, independently and distinctly from... more

PLACITUM
A plea. This word is nomen generalissimum, and refers to all the pleas in the case. 1 Saund. 388, n. 6; Skinn. 554; S. C.... more

PIT
fossa. A hole dug in the earth, which was filled with water, and in which women thieves were drowned, instead of being hung. The punishment of the... more

PLACE
pleading, evidence. A particular portion of space; locality. 2. In local actions, the plaintiff must lay his venue in the county in which the... more

PISTAREEN
A small Spanish coin. It is not a coin made current by the laws of the United States. 10 Pet. 618. ... more

PIRACY
torts. By piracy is understood the plagiarisms of a book, engraving or other work, for which a copyright has been taken out. 2. When a piracy has... more