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RANSOM
contracts, war. An agreement made between the commander of a capturing vessel with the commander of a vanquished vessel, at sea, by which the former permits... more

RAPE
crim. law. The carnal knowledge of a woman by a man forcibly and unlawfully against her will. In order to ascertain precisely the nature of this... more

RANGE
This word is used in the land laws of the United States to designate the order of the location of such lands, and in patents... more

RAIN WATER
The water which naturally falls from the clouds. 2. No one has a right to build his house so as to cause... more

RADOUB
French law. This word designates the repairs made to a ship, and a fresh supply of furniture and victuals, munitions and other provisions required for the... more

RAILWAY
A road made with iron rails or other suitable materials. 2. Railways are to be constructed and used as directed by the legislative acts... more

RACK
punishments. An engine with which to torture a supposed criminal, in order to extort a confession of his supposed crime, and the names of his supposed... more

BACK RENT
Engl. law. The full extended value of land let by lease, payable by tenant for life or Years. Wood s Inst. 192. ... more

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