LawGuru.com    
  Legal Dictionary
  LawGuru Home
  Legal Dictionary Home
  Help
Legal Resources
Ask a Legal Question
Find a Lawyer
Legal Forms
Legal Research Tool
Legal Dictionary
LawGuru Wiki
Weird & Dumb Laws
Article Library
Daily Legal News
Affiliate Program
Legal Term Dictionary
Search:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Search Results for "R"

REAL CONTRACT
com. law. By this term are understood contracts in respect to real property. 3 Rawle, 225. 2. In the civil law real contracts... more

REAL ACTIONS
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

REAL
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

READING
The act of making known the contents of a writing or of a printed document. 2. In order to enable a party to... more

RAVISHED
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

RAVISHMENT
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

RATIHABITION
contracts. Confirmation; approbation of a contract; ratification. Vin. Ab. h. t.; Assent. (q. v.) ... more

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

RATIFICATION
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

RATE
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. t.;... more

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

RASURE
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 printing.... more

RASCATL
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

RAPINE
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

RAPE
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

RANK
The order or place in which certain officers are placed in the army and navy, in relation to others, is called their rank. ... more

RANKING
In Scotland this term is used to signify the order in which the debts of a bankrupt ought to be paid. ... more

LawGuru Forms
Popular Forms: Accounting, Affidavits, Assignments, Attorney Forms & Guides, Bankruptcy, Bill of Sale, Business, Canadian Forms, Collections, Confidentiality, Contracts, Copyright, Corporations, Credit, Declarations, Deeds, Divorce, Employment, Entertainment Law, Family Law, Government, Health Care, Homestead, Indemnity Agreements, Intellectual Property, Internet, Landlord & Tenant, Leases & Rentals, Letters, Limited Liability Co., Living Trusts, Name Change, Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure, Notices, Parental Permissions, Partnership, Power of Attorney, Promissory Notes, Real Estate, Receipts, Releases, Sale of Goods, Spanish Forms, Technology, Trusts, UCC Forms, Wills, more...
Advertise with Us | Privacy | About Us