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A worthless woman a strumpet. The meaning of this word, which is now seldom used, is said not to be well ascertained. 2 Roll.... more
There are several kinds of queens in some countries. 1. Queen regnant, is a woman who possesses in her own right the executive power... more
An action preferred in any court of justice, in which the plaintiff was called querens or complainant, and his brief, complaint, or declaration, was... more
punishment, crm. law. A means sometimes employed, in some countries, by means of torture, to compel supposed great criminals to disclose their accomplices, or to... more
QUASI POSTHUMOUS CHILD
civil law. One who, born during the life of his grand father, or other male ascendant, was not his heir at the time he made... more
Partners of lands, goods, or chattels, who are not actual partners, are sometimes so called. Poth. De Societe, App. n. 184. Vide Part owners.... more
civil law. An act whereby a person, without malice, but by fault, negligence or imprudence not legally excusable, causes injury to another.
2. A quasi delict... more
ich they are employed, teachers and artisans, for the damage caused by their scholars and apprentices, while under their superintendence. In the above cases responsibility... more
This term is applied to such bodies or municipal socie-ties, which, though not vested with the general powers of corporations, are yet recognized by... more
A Latin word in frequent use in the civil law signifying as if, almost. It marks the resemblance, and supposes a little difference between... more
A term used in the civil law to designate the affinity which exists between two persons, one of whom has been betrothed to the... more
on has the management of a common property owned by himself and others, not as partners, he is bound to account for the profits, and... more
practice. To overthrow or annul.
2. When proceedings are clearly irregular and void the courts will quash them, both in civil and criminal cases: for example,... more
money. A gold coin of the United States of the value of two dollars and a half.
2. It weighs sixty-four and one-half grains. Of one... more
The seal kept by the director of the chancery in Scotland is so called. It is in the shape and impression of the fourth... more
A court bearing this name, mostly invested with the trial of criminals. It takes its name from sitting quarterly or once in three months.
2. The... more
In the computation of time, a quarter year consists of ninety-one days. Co. Litt. 135 b, 2 Roll. Ab. 521, l. 40, Rev. Stat.... more
QUARTERING OF SOLDIERS
The constitution of the United States, Amendm. art. 3, provides that ",no soldier shall in time of peace be quartered, in any house, without... more
One who has had one of his grand parents of the black or African race.... more
QUARTO DIE POST
The fourth day inclusive after the return day of the writ is so called. This is the day of appearance given ex gracia curiae.... more