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TYBURN TICKET
Eng. late. A certificate given to the prosecutor of a felon to conviction, is so called. 2. By the 10 & 11. W. III.,... more

TYRANNY,
government. The violation of those laws which regulate the division and the exercises of the sovereign power of the state. It is a violation of -its... more

TYRANT,
government. The chief magistrate of the state, whether legitimate or otherwise, who violates the constitution to act arbitrarily contrary to justice. Toull. tit. prel. n. 32.... more

TWELVE TABLES
The name given to a code of Roman laws, commonly called the Law of the Twelve Tables. (q. v.) ... more

TWENTY YEARS.
The lapse of twenty years raises a presumption of certain facts, and after such a time, the party against whom the presumption has been raised, will... more

TUTRIX
A woman who is appointed to the office of a tutor. ... more

TUTOR ALIENUS
Eng. law. The name given to a stranger who enters into the lands of an infant within the age of fourteen), and takes the profits. ... more

TUTOR PROPRTUS.
The name given to one who is rightly a guardian in socage in contradistinction, to a tutor alienus. (q. v.) ... more

TUTORSHIP
The power which an individual, sui juris, has to take care of the person of one who is unable to take care of himself. Tutorship differs... more

TUTELAGE.
State of guardianship; the condition of one who is subject to the control of a guardian. ... more

TUTOR,
civil law. A person who has been lawfully appointed to the care of the person and property of a minor. 2. By the... more

TURPITUDE.
Everything done contrary to justice, honesty, modesty or good morals, is said to be done with turpitude. ... more

TRUSTER.
He who creates a trust. A convenient term used in the laws of Scotland. 1 Bell~s Com. 321, 6th ed. ... more

TRUTH.
The actual state of things. 2. In contracts, the parties are bound to toll the truth in their dealings, and a deviation from... more

TUB
measures. In mercantile law, a tub is a measure containing sixty pounds weight of tea; and from fifty-six to eighty-six pounds of camphor. Jacob~s Law Dict. h.... more

TUB-MAN,
Eng. law. A barrister who has a pre-audience in the Exchequer, and also one who has a particular place in court, is so called. ... more

TUMBREL
punishment. A species of cart; according to Lord Coke, a dung-cart. 2. This instrument, like the pillory, was used as a means of exposure; and... more

TUN,
measure. A vessel of wine or oil, containing four hogsheads. ... more

TURBARY,
Eng. law. A right to dig turf; an easement. ... more

TURNKEY.
A person under the superintendence of a jailor, whose employment is to open and fasten the prison doors and to prevent the prisoners from escaping. ... more

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