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PROTESTATION
An asseveration made by taking God to witness. A protestation is a form of asseveration which approaches very nearly to an oath. Wolff, Inst. 375. ... more

PROTESTANDO
pleading. According to Lord Coke, Co. Litt. 124, it is an exclusion of a conclusion. It has been more fully defined to be a saving to the... more

PROTEST
contracts. A notarial act, made for want of payment of a promissory note, or for want of acceptance or payment of a bill of exchange, by a... more

PROTEST
legislation. A declaration made by one or more members of a legis lative body that they do not agree with some act or resolution of the body;... more

PROTEST
mar. law. A writing, attested by a justice of the peace or a consul, drawn by the master of a vessel, stating the severity of a... more

PROSPECTIVE
That which is applicable to the future; it is used in opposition to retrospective. To be just, a law ought always to be prospective. 1 Bouv.... more

PROSTITUTION
The common lewdness of a woman for gain. 2. In all well regulated communities this has been considered a heinous offence, for... more

PROTECTION
merc. law, The name of a document generally given by notaries public, to sailors and other persons going abroad, in which is certified that the bearer therein... more

PROTECTION
government. That benefit or safety which the government affords to the citizens. ... more

PROTECTION
Eng. law. A privilege granted by the king to a party to an action, by which he is protected from a judgment which would otherwise be rendered... more

PROSECUTION
crim. law. The means adopted to bring a supposed offender to justice and punishment by due course of law. 2. Prosecutions are carried... more

PROSECUTOR
practice. He who prosecutes another for a crime in the name of the government. 2. Prosecutors are public or private. The public prosecutor... more

PROROGATED JURISDICTION
Scotch law. That jurisdiction, which, by the consent of the parties, is conferred upon a judge, who, without such consent, would be incompetent. Ersk. Prin. B. 1,... more

PROSCRIBED
civil law. Among the Romans, a man was said to be proscribed when a reward was offered for his head; but the term was more usually applied... more

PROPTER AFFECTUM
On account or for some defect. This phrase is frequently used in relation to challenges. A juryman may be challenged propter defectum; as, that he is... more

PROPTER DELICTUM
For or on account of crime. A juror may be challenged propter delictum, when he has been convicted of an infamous crime. See Challenge, practice. ... more

PROPTER AFFECTUM
For or on account of some affection or prejudice. A juryman may be challenged propter affectum; as, because he is related to the party has eaten... more

PROPRIETOR
The owner. (q. v.) ... more

PROPRIO VIGORE
By its own force or vigor. This expression is frequently used in construction. A phrase is said to have a certain meaning proprio vigore. ... more

PROPRIETARY
In its strict sense, this word signifies one who is master of his actions, and who has the free disposition of his property. During the colonial... more

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