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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
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
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
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
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
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
The common lewdness of a woman for gain.
2. In all well regulated communities this has been considered a heinous
offence, for... more
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
government. That benefit or safety which the
government affords to the citizens.
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
crim. law. The means adopted to bring a supposed
offender to justice and punishment by due course of law.
2. Prosecutions are carried... more
practice. He who prosecutes another for a crime in
the name of the government.
2. Prosecutors are public or private. The public prosecutor... more
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
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
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
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
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
The owner. (q. v.)
By its own force or vigor. This expression is
frequently used in construction. A phrase is said to have a certain meaning
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