Search Results for "R"
A solemn judgment or decision of a court. This word
is frequently used in this sense, in Coke and some of the more ancient
reporters. It... more
Civil law. The act by which a contract which existed
and was good, is rendered null.
2. Resolution differs essentially from rescission. The... more
On which has for its object, when
accomplished, the revocation of the principal obligation; for example, I will
sell you my crop of cotton, if my... more
The authority or jurisdiction of a court. The supreme
court of the United States is a court of the last resort.
The party making a rescue, is sometimes so called,
but more properly he is a rescuer.
mar. war. The retaking by a party captured of a prize
made by the enemy. There is still another kind of rescue which partake s... more
crim. law, torts. This word is used synonymously with
rescue, (q. v.) and denotes the illegal taking away and setting at liberty a
distress taken, or... more
The act of receiving or admitting a third person to
plead his right in a cause commenced by two; as when an action is brought
RESCEIT or RECEIT
The admission or receiving of a third person
to plead his right in a cause formerly commenced between two other persons; as,
when an action is... more
RESCISSION OF A CONTRACT
The destruction or annulling of a
2. The right to rescind a contract seems to suppose not that the
contract has existed only... more
RES PERIT DOMINO
The thing is lost to the owner. This phrase is
used to express that when a thing is lost or destroyed, it is lost to... more
Those things which belong to cities or
municipal corporations are so called; they belong so far to the public that
they cannot be appropriated to private... more
A second sale made of an article; as, for example, if A
sell a horse to B, and the latter not having paid, for him,... more
Rom. civ. law. Those things which might be sold and
alienated, or the property of them transferred from one person to another. The
division of things... more
Something new; something not before decided.
A thing which has no owner. A thing which has been
abandoned by its owner is as much res nullius as if it had never... more
To repudiate a right is to express in a sufficient
manner, a determination not to accept it, when it is offered.
2. He... more
In the civil law this term is used to signify the
putting away of a wife or a woman betrothed.
2. Properly divorce... more
contracts. That which in a contract, is inconsistent
with something already contracted for; as, for example, where a man by deed
grants twenty acres of land,... more
pleading. Where the material facts stated in a
declaration or other pleading, are inconsistent one with another for example,
where in an action of trespass, the... more
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