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RESPONSIBILITY
The obligation to answer for an act done, and to repair any injury it may have caused. 2. This obligation arises without... more

RESTITUTION
maritime law. The placing back or restoring articles which have been lost by jettison; this is done when the remainder of the cargo has been saved... more

RESTITUTION
practice. The return of something to the owner of it, or to the person entitled to it. 2. After property has been taken... more

TO RESTORE
To return what has been unjustly taken; to place the owner of a thing in the state in which he formerly was. By restitution is understood... more

RESTRAINING
Narrowing down, making less extensive; as, a restraining statute, by which the common law is narrowed down or made less extensive in its operation. ... more

RESTRAINING POWERS
A term used in equity. When the donor of a power, who is the owner of the estate, imposes certain restrictions by the terms of the... more

RESTRAINT
Something which prevents us from doing what we would desire to do. 2. Restraint is lawful and unlawful. It is lawful when its... more

RESTRICTIVE INDORSEMENT
contracts. One which confines the negotiability of a promissory note or bill of exchange, by using express words to that effect, as by indorsing it "payable... more

RESULTING TRUSTS
estates. Resulting, implied or constructive trusts, are those which arise in cases where it would be contrary to the principles of equity that be in whom... more

RESULTING USE
estates. One which having been limited by deed, expires or cannot vest; it then returns back to him who raised it, after such expiration, or during... more

RESUMPTION
To reassume; to promise again; as, the resumption of payment of specie by the banks is general. It also signifies to take things back; as the... more

RETAIL
To sell by retail, is to sell by small parcels, and not in the gross. 5 N. S. 279. ... more

RETAILER OF MERCHANDISE
One who deals in merchandise by selling it in smaller quantities than he buys, generally with a view to profit. ... more

TO RETAIN
practice. To engage the services of an attorney or counsellor to manage a cause, at which time it is usual to give him a fee, called... more

RETAINER
The act of withholding what one has in one s own hands by virtue of some right. 2. An executor or administrator is... more

RESCRIPT
conv. A counterpart. 2. In the canon law, by rescripts are understood apostolical letters, which emanate from the pope, under whatever form they... more

RESCRIPTION
French law. A rescription is a letter by which the maker requests some one to pay a certain sum of money, or to account for... more

RESCRIPTS
civ. law. The answers of the prince at the request of the parties respecting some matter in dispute between them, or to magistrates in relation to... more

RESCUE
crim. law. A forcible setting at liberty against law of a person duly arrested. Co. Litt. 160; 1 Chitty s Cr, Law, *62; 1 Russ.... more

RESPONDERE NON DEBET
The prayer of a plea where the defendant insists that he ought not to answer, as when he claims a privilege; for example, as being a... more

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