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contracts. The sum agreed by the parties to
be paid, on a breach of a contract, by the party violating his engagement to
the other. ... more
contracts. In the Roman law, the contract of
stipulation was made in the following manner, namely; the person to whom the
promise was to be made,... more
descents. The root, stem, or stock of a tree.
Figuratively, it signifies, in law, that person from whom a family is
descended, and also the kindred... more
civil law. A place where ships may ride in safety. Dig.
49, 12, 1, 13; id. 50, 15, 59.
STATING-PART OF A BILL,
chancery practice. That part of a bill
which contains a narrative of the facts and circumstances of the plaintiff~s
case, and the wrong or grievance of... more
in Louisiana. Slaves for a time, who have acquired
the right of being free at a time to come, or on a condition which is... more
The condition of persons. It also means estate, because
it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with
regard to his property. 2... more
The written will of the legislature, solemnly expressed
according to the forms prescribed in the constitution; an act of the
By this name are understood in some countries, the
assembly of the different orders of the people to regulate the affairs of the
commonwealth, as, the... more
To make known specifically; to explain particularly;
as, to state an account, or to show the different items of an account; to state
the cause of... more
pleading and in practice. In the courts of
Pennsylvania, by the act to regulate arbitrations and proceedings in courts of
justice, passed March 21, 1806, 4... more
A sample; a part of something by which the other may
2. The act of congress of July 4,... more
contracts. The hope or desire of making a profit by
the purchase and resale of a thing. Pard. Dr. Com. n. 12. The profit so... more
A formal discourse in public.
2. The liberty of speech is guarantied to members of the legislature,
to counsel in court... more
The art of putting the proper letters in words.
2. It is a rule that when it appears with certainty... more
By the Rev. Stat. of Vermont, tit. 16, c. 65, s. 9,
spendthrift is defined to be a person who by excessive drinking) gaming,
idleness or... more
That of which there is hope.
2. In the accounts of an executor and the inventory of the personal
assets, he... more
The hope of recovery. This term is applied to
cases of capture of an enemy~s property as a booty or prize. As between the
belligerent parties,... more
An addition given, in legal writings, to a woman who
never was married. Lovel. on Wills, 269.
SPLITTING A CAUSE OF ACTION.
The bringing an action for only a
part of the cause of action. This is not permitted either at law nor in equity.
4 Bouv. Inst.... more