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com. law. By this term are understood contracts
in respect to real property. 3 Rawle, 225.
2. In the civil law real contracts... more
Those which concern the realty only, being such by
which the demandant claims title to have any lands or tenements, rents, or
other hereditaments, in fee... more
A term which is applied to land in its most enlarged
signification. Real security, therefore, means the security of mortgages or
other incumbrances affecting lands. 2... more
The act of making known the contents of a writing or of
a printed document.
2. In order to enable a party to... more
pleadings. In indictments for rape, this technical
word must be introduced, for no other word, nor any circumlocution, will answer
the purpose. The defendant should be... more
crim. law. This word has several meanings. 1. It is
an unlawful taking of a woman, or an heir in ward. 2. It is sometimes... more
RAVISHMENT OF WARD
Eng. law. The marriage of an infant ward,
without the consent of the guardian, is called a ravishment of ward, and
punishable by statute. Westminster 2,... more
contracts. Confirmation; approbation of a
contract; ratification. Vin. Ab. h. t.; Assent. (q. v.)
RATIONALIBUS DIVISIS, WRIT DE
The name of a writ which lies
properly when two men have lands in several towns or hamlets, so that the one
is seised of the... more
contracts. An agreement to adopt an act performed
by another for us.
2. Ratifications are either empress or implied. The former are made... more
RATIFICATION OF TREATIES
The constitution of the United States,
art. 2, s. 2, declares that the president shall have power, by and with the
advice and consent of the... more
A public valuation or assessment of every man s estate; or
the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.
RATE OF EXCHANGE
Among merchants, by rate of exchange is
understood the price at which a bill drawn in one country upon another, may be
sold in the former.... more
The scratching or scraping a writing, so as to prevent
some part of it from being read. The word writing here is intended to include
An opprobrious term, applied to persons of bad
character. The law does not presume that a damage has arisen because the
defendant has been called a... more
RAPPORT A SUCCESSION
A French term used in Louisiana, which is
somewhat similar in its meaning to our homely term hotch-pot. It is the reunion
to the mass of... more
crim. law. This is almost indistinguishable from
robbery. (q. v.) It is the felonious taking of another man s personal property,
openly and by violence, against... more
division of a country. In the English law, this is a
district similar to that of a hundred; but oftentimes containing in it more
hundreds than... more
The order or place in which certain officers are placed in
the army and navy, in relation to others, is called their rank.
In Scotland this term is used to signify the order in
which the debts of a bankrupt ought to be paid.
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