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ROUBLE
The name of a coin. The rouble of Russia, as money of account, is deemed and taken at the custom-house, to be of the value... more

ROUT
crim. law. A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled together with an intention to do a thing, which, if executed, would have made them rioters,... more

ROUTOUSLY
pleadings. A technical word properly used in indictments for a rout as descriptive of the offence. 2 Salk. 593. ... more

ROYAL HONORS
In diploniatic language by this term is understood the rights enjoyed by every empire or kingdom in Europe, by the pope, the grand duchies of Germany,... more

ROOT
That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth. 2. When the... more

ROSTER
A list of persons who are in their turn to perform certain duties, required of them by law. Tytler , on Courts Mart. 93. ... more

ROOD OF LAND
The fourth part of an acre. ... more

ROLE D EQUIPAGE
The list of a ship s crew; the muster roll. ... more

ROLL
A schedule of parchment which may be turned up with the hand in the form of a pipe or tube. Jacob, L. D. h. t.... more

ROD
A measure sixteen feet and a half long; a perch. ... more

ROGATORY, LETTERS
A kind of commission from a judge authorizing and requesting a judge of another jurisdiction to examine a witness. Vide Letters Rogatory. ... more

ROGUE
A French word, which in that language signifies proud, arrogant. In some of the ancient English statutes it means an idle, sturdy beggar, which is its... more

RIXA
civil law. A dispute; a quarrel. Dig. 48, 8, 17. ... more

RIXATRIX
A common scold. (q. v.) ... more

ROAD
A passage through the country for the use of the people. 3 Yeates, 421. 2. Roads are public or private. Public roads are... more

ROAD
mar. law. A road is defined by Lord Hale to be an open passage of the sea, which, from the situation of the adjacent land,... more

ROARING
A disease among horses occasioned by the circumstance of the neck of the windpipe being too narrow for accelerated respiration; the disorder is frequently produced by... more

ROBBER
One who commits a robbery. One who feloniously and forcibly takes goods or money to any value from the person of another by violence or putting... more

ROBBERY
crimes. The felonious and forcible taking from the person of another, goods or money to any value, by violence or putting him in fear. 4 Bl.... more

RIVER
A natural collection of waters, arising from springs or fountains, which flow in a bed or canal of considerable width and length, towards the sea. ... more

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