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This case, reported in 1 Rep. 93, contains a
rule usually known as the rule in Shelley~s case, which has caused more
commentaries perhaps than any... more
estates. The act by which any one of the unities of a
joint tenancy is effected, is so called; because the estate is no longer... more
Properly a trench artificially made for the purpose of
carrying water into the sea, river, or some other place of reception. Public
sewers are, in general,... more
The physical difference between male and female in animals.
2. In the human species the male is called man, (q. v.)... more
One entered for the mere purpose of delay; it must be
of a matter which the pleader knows to be false; as judgment recovered, that
A portion of anything. Sometimes shares are equal, at
other times they are unequal.
2. In companies and corporations the whole... more
A wether more than a year old. 4 Car. & Payne, 216;
19 Engl. Com. Law Rep. 331, S. C.
title to an estate. An estate in severalty is one
which is held by the tenant in his own right only, without any other being
pleading. When an action is brought in the name of
several plain-tiffs, in which the plaintiffs must of necessity join, aud one or
more of the... more
To adjust or ascertain to pay.
2. Two contracting parties are said to settle an account when they
ascertain what is... more
domicil. The right which a person has of being
considered as resident of a particular place.
2. It is obtained in... more
contracts. The conveyance of an estate, for the
benefit of some person or persons.
2. It is usually made on the... more
practice. When defendants who are sued jointly have
separate de-fences, they may in general sever, that is, each one rely on his
own separate defence; each... more
A state of separation or partition. A several agreement
or cove-nant, is one entered into by two or more persons separately, each
binding himself for the... more
menial. Domestics those who receive wages, and who are
lodged and fed in the house of another, and who are employed in his services.
Such servants... more
This name was given by the Romans to their slaves; they
were so called from servare, to preserve, from the ancient practice of the
generals of... more
contracts. The being employed to serve another.
2. In cases of seduction, the gist of the action is not injury... more
feudal law. That duty which the tenant owes to his
lord, by reason of his fee or estate.
2. The services,... more
practice. To execute a writ or process; as, to serve a
writ of capias signifies to arrest a defendant under the process; Kirby, 48; 2
Aik. R.... more
civil law. A term applied to an estate or tenement by
which a servitude is due to another estate or tenement. See Dominant;