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RUNNING WITH THE LAND
A technical expression applied to covenants real, which affect the land; and if a lessee covenants that he and his assigns will repair the house demised,... more

RUSE DE GUERRE
Literally a trick in war; a stratagem. It is said to be lawful among belligerents, provided it does not involve treachery and falsehood. Grot. Droit de... more

RUTA
civ. law. The name given to those things which are extracted or taken from land, as sand, chalk, coal, and such other things. Poth. Pand. liv.... more

RURAL
That which relates to the country, as rural servitudes. See Urban. ... more

RUPEE
comm. law. A denomination of money in Bengal. In the computation of ad valorem duties, it is valued at fifty-five and one half cents. Act of... more

RUNNING OF THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
A metaphorical expression, by which is meant that the time mentioned in the statute of limitations is considered as passing. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 861. ... more

RUNCINUS
A nag. 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 471. ... more

RUNNING DAYS
In settling the lay days, (q. v.) or the days of demiurrage, (q. v.) the contract sometimes specifies "running days;" by this exprression is, in general,... more

RULES OF PRACTICE
Certain orders made by the courts for the purpose of regulating the practice of members of the bar and others. 2. Every court... more

RUMOR
A general public report of certain things, without any certainty as to their truth. 2. In general, rumor cannot be received in evidence,... more

TO RULE
This has several meanings: 1. To determine or decide; as, the court rule the point in favor of the plaintiff. 2. To order by rule;... more

RULES
English law. The rules of the King s Bench and Fleet are certain limits without the actual walls of the prisons, where the prisoner, on proper... more

RULE OF THE WAR
l756, comm. law, war. A rule relating to neutrals was the first rule practically, established in 1756, and universally promulgated, that "neutrals are not to carry... more

RULE, TERM
English practice. A term rule is in the nature of a day rule, by which a prisoner is enabled by the terms of one rule,... more

RULE TO SHOW CAUSE
An order made by the court, in a particular case, upon motion of one of the parties calling upon the other to appear at a particular... more

RULE OF COURT
An order made by a court having competent jurisdiction. 2. Rules of court are either general or special; the former are the laws by... more

RULE
This is a metaphorical expression borrowed from mechanics. The rule, in its proper and natural sense, is an instrument by means of which may be drawn... more

RULE OF LAW
Rules of law are general maxims, formed by the courts, who having observed what is common to many particular cases, announce this conformity by a maxim,... more

RUBRIC
civil law. The title or inscription of any law or statute, because the copyists formerly drew and painted the title of laws and statutes rubro colore,... more

RUDENESS
crim. law. An impolite action; contrary to the usual rules observed in society, committed by one person against another. 2. This is a... more

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