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English law. A security entered before the
mayor of London, or some chief warden of a city, in pursuance of 13 Ed. 1.
stat. 3, c. 1,... more
English law. The statute of the staple, 27 Ed.
HI. stat. 2, confined the sale of all commodities to be exported to certain
towns in England,... more
Rom. civ. law. From Constantine to Justinian,
advocates, were arranged in two classes: viz. those called Statuti, and the
supernumeraries. (q. v.) The Statute were those... more
STAY OF EXECUTION,
practice. A term during which no execution
can issue on a judgment.
2. It is either conventional, when the parties agree... more
The suspension of an action.
2. Proceedings are stayed absolutely or conditionally.
3. - 1. They... more
This term imports, ex vi termini, nearly the same as
larceny; but in common parlance, it does not always import a felony; as, for
example, you... more
civil law. A name given generally, to all species
of frauds committed in making contracts.
2. This word is said to... more
In Latin privigna, is the daughter of one~s wife,
or of one~s hushand.
In Latin vitricus, is the hushand of one~s mother
who is not the father of the person spoken of.
In Latin noverca, is the wife of one~s father, who
is not the mother of the person spoken of.
In Latin privignus, is the son of one~s wife, or of
A French measure of solidity used in measuring wood. It
is a cubic metre. Vide Measure.
Barrenness; incapacity to produce a child. It is
curable and incurable; when of the latter kind, at the time of the marriage,
and arising from impotency,... more
Current money of Great Britain, but anciently a small
coin, worth about one penny; and so called, as some suppose, because it was
stamped with the... more
practice. An order made, upon proper cause
shown, that the process remain stationary. As where a defendant having become
insolvent would, by moving judgment in the... more
A person employed in loading and unloading vessels.
Dunl. Adm. Pr. 98. Vide Arrameurs; Sac
STEWARD OF ALL ENGLAND.
Seneschallus totius Angliae. An officer
among the English who was invested with various powers, and, among others, it
was his duty to preside on the trial... more
Eng. law., Places formerly permitted in England to women
of professed lewdness, and who, for hire, would prostitute their bodies to all
civ. law. The rain water that falls from the roof
or eaves of a house by scattered drops. When it is gathered into a spout... more
Eng. law. The proportionable part of a man~s cattle,
which he may keep upon the common.
2. To use a thing... more