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RIX DOLLAR
The name of a coin. The rix dollar of Bremen, is deemed as money of account, at the custom-house, to be of the value of seventy-eight... more

RIPUARIAN LAW
A code of laws of the Franks, who occupied the country upon the Rhine, the Meuse and Scheldt, who were collectively known by the name Ripuarians,... more

RISK
A danger, a peril to which a thing is exposed. The subject will be divided by considering, 1. Risks with regard to insurances. 2. Risks... more

RIOTOUSLY
pleadings. A technical word properly used in an indictment for a riot, and ex vi termini, implies violence. 2 Sess. Cas. 13; 2 Str. 834; 2... more

RIPARIAN PROPRIETORS
estates. This term, used by the civilians, has been adopted by the common lawyers. 4 Mason s Rep. 397. Those who own the land bounding upon... more

RIPA
The bank of a river, or the place beyond which the waters do not in their natural course overflow. 2. An extraordinary overflow... more

RIGHT OF HABITATION
By this term, in Louisiana, is understood the right of dwelling gratuitously in a house, the property of another. Civ. Code, art. 623; 3 Toull. ch.... more

RIGHT OF RELIEF
Scottish law. The right which the cautioner (surety) has against the principal debtor when he has been forced to pay his debt. 1 Bell s Com.... more

RIGHT PATENT
The name of an ancient writ, which Fitzherbert says, "ought to be brought of lands and tenements, and not of an advowson, or of common, and... more

RIGHT, WRIT OF
Breve de recto. Vide Writ of light. ... more

RING DROPPING
crim. law. This phrase is applied in England to a trick frequently practised in committing larcenies. It is difficult to define it; it will be sufficiently... more

RINGING THE CHANGE
crim. law. A trick practised by a criminal, by which, on receiving a good piece of money in payment of an article, he pretends it is... more

RIOT
crim. law. At common law a riot is a tumultuous disturbance of the peace, by three persons or more assembling together of their own authority, with... more

RIGHT OF DIVISION
Scottish law. The right which each of several cautioners (sureties) has to refuse to answer for more than his own share of the debt. To entitle... more

RIGHT OF DISCUSSION
Scottish law. The right which the cautioner (surety) has to insist that the creditor shall do his best to compel the performance of the contract by... more

RIEN
This is a French word which signifies nothing. It has generally this meaning; as, rien in arrere; rien passe per le fait, nothing passes by the... more

RIEN EN ARRERE
pleading. Nothing in arrear; nothing remaining due and unpaid. 2. The plea in an action of debt for rent, may be rien en... more

RIENS PASSA PAR LE FAIT
The name of a plea; it signifies that nothing pass-ed by the deed; for example, when a deed is acknowledged in court, a man cannot plead... more

RIGHT
This word is used in various senses: 1. Sometimes it signifies a law, as when we say that natural right requires us to keep our promises,... more

RIDER
practice, legislation. A schedule or small piece of paper or parchment added to some part of the record; as, when, on the reading of a bill... more

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