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REPUGNANT
That which is contrary to something else; a repugnant condition is one contrary to the contract itself; as, if I grant you a house and lot... more

REPUGNANT CONDITION
One which is contrary to the contract itself; as, if I grant you a house and lot in fee, upon condition that you shall not aliens,... more

REPUTATION
evidence. The opinion generally entertained by persons who know another, as to his character, (q. v.) or it is the opinion generally entertained by person; who... more

REQUEST
contracts. A notice of a desire on the part of the person making it, that the other party shall do something in relation to a contract.... more

REQUEST
pleading. The statement in the plaintiff s declaration that a demand or request has been made by the plaintiff from the defendant, to do some act... more

REPUBLIC
A commonwealth; that form of government in which the administration of affairs is open to all the citizens. In another sense, it signifies the state, independently... more

REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT
A government in the republican form; a government of the people; it is usually put in opposition to a monarchical or aristocratic government. 2.... more

REPUBLICATION
An act done by a testator from which it can be concluded that be intended that an instrument which had been revoked by him, should operate... more

RES TUDIC ATA
practice. The decision of a legal or equitable issue, by a court of competent jurisdiction. 2. It is a general principle that such... more

RES GESTA
evidence. The subject matter; thing done. 2. When it is necessary in the course of a cause to inquire into the nature of... more

RES INTEGRA
An entire thing; an entirely new or untouched matter. This term is applied to those points of law which have not been decided, which are "untouched... more

RES INTER ALIOS ACTA
evidence. This is a technical phrase which signifies acts of others, or transactions between others. 2. Neither the declarations nor any other acts... more

REQUEST NOTES
Engl. law. Certain notes or requests from persons amenable to the excise laws, to obtain a permit for removing any excisable goods or articles from one... more

REQUISITION
The act of demanding a thing to be done by virtue of some right. 2. The constitution of the United States, art. 4, s. 2,... more

RES
property. Things. The terms "Res," "Bona," "Biens," used by jurists who have written in the Latin and French languages, are intended to include movable or personal,... more

REPRESENTATION
Scotch law. The name of a plea or statement presented to a lord ordinary of the court of sessions, when his judgment is brought under review.... more

REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS
; A fiction of the law, the effect of which is to put the representative in the place, degree, or right of the person represen-ted. ... more

REPRIEVE
crim. law practice. This term is derived from reprendre, to take back, and signifies the withdrawing of a sentence for an interval of time, and operates... more

REPRIMAND
punishment. The censure which in some cases a public office pronounces against an offender. 2. This species of punishment is used by legislative... more

REPRISALS
war. The forcibly taking a thing by one nation which belonged to another, in return or satisfaction for a injury committed by the latter on the... more

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