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RIDING
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

RHODIAN LAW
A code of marine laws established by the people of Rhodes, bears this name. Vide Law Rhodian. ... more

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

RIBAUD
A rogue; a vagrant. It is not used. ... more

RECOGNIZEE
He for whose use a recognizance has been taken. ... more

REVOCATOR
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

REVOLT
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

RHODE ISLAND
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

REWARD
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 performed,... more

REVERSION
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

REVERSIONER
estates. One entitled to a reversion. 2. Although not in actual possession, the reversioner having a vested interest in the reversion, is entitled... more

REVERSOR
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

REVERTER
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 stranger... more

REVIEW
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

REVIVAL
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 time,... more

REVIVAL
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

REVIVE
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

REVIVOR
the name of a bill in chancery used to renew an original bill which for some reason has become inoperative. Vide Bill of Revivor. ... more

REVOCATION
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

TO REVERSE
practice. The decision of a superior court by which the judgment, sentence or decree of the inferior court is annulled. 2. After a... more

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