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RESOLUTION
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

RESOLUTION
Civil law. The act by which a contract which existed and was good, is rendered null. 2. Resolution differs essentially from rescission. The... more

RESOLUTORY CONDITION
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

RESORT
The authority or jurisdiction of a court. The supreme court of the United States is a court of the last resort. ... more

RESCUSSOR
The party making a rescue, is sometimes so called, but more properly he is a rescuer. ... more

RESCUE
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

RESCOUS
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

RESCEIT
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 against... more

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 contract. 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

RES UNIVERSATIS
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

RESALE
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

RES MANCIPI
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

RES NOVA
Something new; something not before decided. ... more

RES NULLIUS
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
To repudiate a right is to express in a sufficient manner, a determination not to accept it, when it is offered. 2. He... more

REPUDIATION
In the civil law this term is used to signify the putting away of a wife or a woman betrothed. 2. Properly divorce... more

REPUGNANCY
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

REPUGNANCY
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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