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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
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
practice. The statement in a logical, and legal form,
of the facts which constitute the plaintiff
s cause of action, or the
s ground of defence;... more
practice. The defendant
s answer by matter of fact, to the
2. It is distinguished from a demurrer, which opposes... more
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
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.
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
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
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
civil law. He who fraudulently concealed a freeman
or slave who belonged to another.
2. The offence itself was called plagium.
Man stealing, kidnapping. This offence is the crimen
plagii of the Romans. Alis. Pr. Cr. Law, 280, 281.
Eng. law. The exhibiting of any action, real or
personal, in writing; the party making his plaint is called the plaintiff.
The act of appropriating the ideas and language of
another, and passing them for one
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
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
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
pleading, evidence. A particular portion of space;
2. In local actions, the plaintiff must lay his venue in the county in
which the... more
A small Spanish coin. It is not a coin made current
by the laws of the United States. 10 Pet. 618.
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