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RECAPTURE
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. (q.... more

TO RECALL
international law. To deprive a minister of his functions; to supersede him. ... more

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. ... more

REBOUTER
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 REBUT
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

REBUTTER
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

REBUTTING EVIDENCE
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

REBEL
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

REBELLION
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

REASON
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

REASSURANCE
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

REBATE
mer. law. Discount; the abatement of inferest in consequence of prompt payment. Merch. Dict. h. t. ... more

REASONABLE TIME
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

REASONABLE
Conformable or agreeable to reason; just; rational. 2. An award must be reasonable, for if it be of things nugatory in themselves, and... more

REASONABLE ACT
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

REALM
A kingdom; a country. 1 Taunt. 270; 4 Campb. 289; Rose, R. 387. ... more

REALTY
An abstract of real, as distinguished from personalty. Realty relates to lands and tenements, rents or other hereditaments. Vide Real Property. ... more

REAL PROPERTY
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

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