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To abide or adhere to decided cases. 2. It is a general maxim that when a point has been settled... more
STARE IN JUDICIO.
The act of appearing before a tribunal, either as plain-tiff or defendant. Vide Ester en jugement. ... more
government. This word is used in various senses. In its most enlarged sense, it signifies a self-sufficient body of persons united together in one community for... more
civil law. A term used in the civil law, by which is meant a person~s making a new species or subject from materials belonging to another.... more
practice, contracts. A particular and detailed account of a thing: example, in order to obtain a patent for an invention, it is necessary to file a... more
A calumniator, who maliciously and without reason imputes a crime or fault to another, of which he is innocent. 2. For... more
A man who is by law deprived of his liberty for life, and becomes the property of another. 2. A slave... more
criminal law. The infamous traffic in human flesh, which though not prohibited by the law of nations, is now forbidden by the laws and treaties of... more
The state or condition of a slave. 2. Slavery exists in most of the southern states. In Pennsylvania, by the act... more
The fraudulent taking into a country, or out of it, merchandise which is lawfully prohibited. Bac. Ab. h. t. ... more
SO HELP YOU GOD.
The formula at the end of a common oath, as administered to a witness wlio testifies in chief. ... more
Eng. law. A tenure of lands by certain inferior services in husbandry, and not knight~s service, in lieu of all other services. Litt. sect. 117. ... more
The father of one~s wife; a father-in-law. ... more
civ. law. This is the name of a contract by which one man delivers to another, either for a small recompense, or for a part... more
Among the Roman lawyers this term signified that kind of society or partnership by which the entire profits should belong to some of the partners in... more
SOCIETE EN COMMENDITE.
This term is borrowed from the laws of France, and is used in Louisiana; the societe en commendite, or partnership in commendam, is formed by a... more
A society is a number of persons united together by mutual consent, in order to deliberate, determine, and act jointly for some common purpose. ... more
One who his been guilty of sodomy. Formerly such offender was punished with great severity, and was deprived of the power of making a will. ... more
crim. law. The crime against nature, committed either with man or beast. 2. It is a crime not it to be... more
The superficies of the earth on which buildings are erected, or may be erected. 2. The soil... more