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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.
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
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.
SO HELP YOU GOD.
The formula at the end of a common oath, as
administered to a witness wlio testifies in chief.
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.
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
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
2. The soil... more