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war. By this term is understood the recovery from the
enemy, by a friendly force, of a prize by him captured. It differs from rescue.
international law. To deprive a minister of his
functions; to supersede him.
TO RECALL A JUDGMENT
To reverse a judgment on a matter, of
fact; the judgment is then said to be recalled or revoked, and when it is
reversed for an... more
REBELLION, COMMISSION OF
A commission of rebellion is the name
of a writ issuing out of chancery to compel the defendant to appear. Vide
Commission of Rebellion.
To repel or bar. The action of the heir by the
warranty of his ancestor, is called to rebut or repel. 2 Tho. Co. Litt.... more
To contradict; to do away as, every homicide is
presumed to be murder, unless the contrary appears from evidence which proves
the death; and this presumption... more
pleadings. The name of the defendant s answer to the
plaintiff s surrejoinder. It is governed by the same rules as the rejoinder.
(q. v.) 6... more
That which is given by a party in the cause
to explain, repel, counteract or disprove facts given in evidence on the other
side. The term... more
A citizen or subject who unjustly and unlawfully takes up
arms against the constituted authorities of the nation, to deprive them of the
supreme power, either... more
crim. law. The taking up arms traitorously against
the government and in another, and perhaps a more correct sense, rebellion
signifies the forcible opposition and resistance... more
By reason is usually understood that power by which we
distinguish truth from falsehood, and right from wrong; and by which we are
enabled to combine... more
When an insurer is desirous of lessening his
liability, he may procure some other insurer to insure him from loss, for the
insurance he has made... more
mer. law. Discount; the abatement of inferest in
consequence of prompt payment. Merch. Dict. h. t.
The English law, which in this respect, has
been adopted by us, frequently requires things to be done within a reasonable
time; but what a reasonable... more
Conformable or agreeable to reason; just;
2. An award must be reasonable, for if it be of things nugatory in
themselves, and... more
This term signifies such an act as the law
requires. When an act is unnecessary, a party will not be required to perform
it as a... more
REALITY OF LAWS
Those laws which govern property, whether real
or personal, or things; the term is used in persona opposition to personality
of laws. (q. v.) Story, Confl.... more
A kingdom; a country. 1 Taunt. 270; 4 Campb. 289; Rose,
An abstract of real, as distinguished from personalty.
Realty relates to lands and tenements, rents or other hereditaments. Vide Real
That which consists of land, and of all rights
and profits arising from and annexed to land, of a permanent, immovable nature.
In order to make... more