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Eng. law. An ascertained district, part of a county.
This term has the same meaning in Yorkshire which division has in Lincolnshire.
4 T. R. 459.... more
A code of marine laws established by the people of
Rhodes, bears this name. Vide Law Rhodian.
RIAL OF PLATE, and RIAL OF VELLON
comm. law. Denominations of
money of Spain.
2. In the ad valorem duty upon goods, &c., the former are computed
at ten cents, and... more
A rogue; a vagrant. It is not used.
He for whose use a recognizance has been taken.
Recalled. This word is used when a judgment is
annulled for an error in fact, the judgment is then said to be recalled,
revocatur; and not... more
crim. law. The act of congress of April 30, 1790, s. 8,
1 Story s L. U. S. 84, punishes with death any seaman who... more
The name of one of the original states of the
United States of America. This state was settled by emigrants from
Massachusetts, who assumed the government... more
An offer of recompense given by authority of law for the
performance of some act for the public good; which, when the act has been
estates. The residue of an estate left in the
grantor, to commence in possession after the determination of some particular
estate granted out by him; it... more
estates. One entitled to a reversion.
2. Although not in actual possession, the reversioner having a vested
interest in the reversion, is entitled... more
law of Scotland. A debtor who makes a wadset and to
whom the right of reversion is granted. Ersk. Pr. L. Scotl. B. 2, t.... more
Reversion. A formedon in reverter is a writ which was
a proper remedy when the donee in tail or issue died without issue and a
practice. A second examination of a matter. For example,
by the laws of Pennsylvania, the courts having jurisdiction of the subject may
grant an order for... more
contracts. An agreement to renew the legal obligation
of a just debt, after it has been barred by the act of limitation or lapse of
practice. The act by which a judgment, which has lain
dormant or without any action upon it for a year and a day is, at... more
practice. When a judgment is more than a day and a year
old, no execution can issue upon it at common law; but till it... more
the name of a bill in chancery used to renew an
original bill which for some reason has become inoperative. Vide Bill of
The act by which a person having authority, calls
back or annuls a power, gift, or benefit, which had been bestowed upon another.
For example, a... more
practice. The decision of a superior court by which
the judgment, sentence or decree of the inferior court is annulled.
2. After a... more