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government. The less numerous branch of the legislature.
2. The constitution of the United States, article 1, s. 3, cl. 1,
A term used by Italian lawyers, which literally
signifies half-shipwreck, and by which they understand the jetsam, or casting
merchan-dise into the sea to prevent shipwreck.... more
The name of certain officers in several of the United
States, who are invested by the statutes of the several states with various
contracts. One who disposes of a thing in consideration
of money; a
2. This term is... more
A French word which signifies, it seems. It is commonly
used before the statement of a point of law which has not been directly
settled; but... more
civ. law. Presumptions of fact are so called. This
degree of proof is thus deaned: "Non est ignorandum, probationem semiplenam eam
esse, per quam rei gestae... more
Judges among the Romans who were selected very
much like our juries. They were returned by the praetor, drawn by lot, subject
to be challenged and... more
crim. law. The right to protect one~s person and
property from injury.
2. It will be proper to consider, 1. The... more
practice. The act of taking possession of the property
of a person condemned by the judgment of a competent tribunal, to pay a certain
sum of... more
Eng. law. The rights of a lord as such, in lands.
estates. The possession of an estate of freebold. 8 N.
H. Rep. 57; 3 Hamm. 220; 8 Litt. 134; 4 Mass. 408. Seisin was used... more
The substance which nature prepares for the reproduction
of plants or animals.
2. Seeds which have been sown in the earth... more
SEIGNIOR or SEIGNEUR.
Among the feudists, this name signified
lord of the fee. F. N. B. 23. The most extended signification of this word
includes not only a lord... more
The offence of a man who abuses the simplicity and
confidence of a woman to obtain by false promises what she ought not to grant.
crimes. The raising commotions or disturbances in the
state; it is a revolt against legitimate authority, Ersk. Princ. Laws, Scotl.
b. 4, t. 4, s. 14;... more
That which renders a matter sure; an instrument which
renders certain the performance of a contract. The term is also sometimes
applied to designate a person... more
SECURITY FOR COSTS,
practice. In some courts there is a rule
that when the plaintiff resides abroad he shall give security for costs, and
until that has been done,... more
To protect, insure, or save a right.
2. The constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, gives power... more
Among the Romans the bidders at an auction were so
called. Bab. on Auct. 2.