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RECTO
Right. (q.v.) Brevederecto, writ of right. (q. v.) ... more

RECTOR
Eccl. law. One who rules or governs a name given to certain officers of the Roman church. Dict. Canonique, h. v. ... more

RECTORY
Engl. law. Corporeal real property, consisting of a church, glebe lands and tithes. 1 Chit. Pr. 163. ... more

RECTUS IN CURIA
Right in court. One who stands at the bar, and no one objects any offence, or prefers any charge against him. 2. When... more

RECRUIT
A newly made soldier. ... more

RECRIMINATION
crim. law. An accusation made by a person accused against his accuser, either of having committed the same offence, or another. 2. In general... more

RECOVERY
A recovery, in its most extensive sense, is the restoration of a former right, by the solemn judgment of a Court of justice. 3 Murph. 169.... more

RECORD OF NISI PRIUS
Eng. law. A transcript from the issue roll; it contains a copy of the pleadings and issue. Steph. Pl. 105. ... more

RECORDARI FACIAS LOQUELAM
English practice. A writ commanding the sheriff, that he cause the plaint to be recorded which is in his county, without writ, between the parties there... more

RECORDATUR
An order or allowance that the verdict returned on the nisi prius roll, be recorded. Bac. Ab. Arbitr. &c., D. ... more

RECORDER
1. A judicial officer of some cities, possessing generally the powers and authority of a judge. 3 Yeates R. 300; 4 Dall. Rep. 299; but... more

TO RECOUPE
This word is derived from the French recouper, to cut again. In law it signifies the right and the act of making a set-off, defalcation, or... more

RECOVERER
The demandant in a common recovery, after judgment has been given in his favor, assumes the name of recoverer. ... more

TO RECORD
the act of making a record. 2. Sometimes questions arise as to when the act of recording is complete, as in the following... more

RECORD
evidence. A written memorial made by a public officer authorized by law to perform that function, and intended to serve as evidence of something written, said,... more

RECONCILIATION
contracts. The act of bringing persons to agree together, who before, had had some difference. 2. A renewal of cohabitation between hushand and... more

RECONDUCTION
civ. law. A renewing of a former lease; relocation. (q. v.) Dig. 19, 2, 13, 11; Code Nap. art. 1737-1740. ... more

RECONVENTION
civ. law. An action brought by a party who is defendant against the plaintiff before the same judge. Reconventio est petitio qua reus vicissim, quid ab... more

RECOMMENDATION
The giving to a person a favorable character of another. 2. When the party giving the character has acted in good faith, he... more

RECOMPENSATION
Scolch law. When a party sues for a debt, and the defendant pleads compensation, or set-off, the plaintiff may allege a compensation on his part, and... more

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