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TORTURE,
punishments. A punishment inflicted in some countries on supposed criminals to induce them to confess their crimes, and to reveal their associates. 2. This... more

TORT.
An injury; a wrong; (q. v.) hence the expression an executor de son tort, of his own wrong. Co. Lit. 158. 2. Torts... more

TOOLS.
The Massachusetts act of assembly of 1805, c. 100, which provided that "the tools of any debtor necessary for his trade and occupation, should be exempted... more

TOOK AND CARRIED AWAY,
pleadings. In an indictment for simple larceny, the words "feloniously took and carried away" the goods stolen, are indispensable. Bac. Abr. Indictment, GI; Com. Dig. Indictment,... more

TONTINE,
French law. The name of a partnership composed of creditors or, re-cipients of perpetual or life-rents or annuities, formed on the condition that the rents of... more

TITLE,
legislation That part of an act of the legislature by which it is known, and distinguished from other acts the name of the act. ... more

TITLE,
persons. Titles are distinctions by which a person is known. 3. The constitution of the United States forbids the tyrant by the United States,... more

TITLE,
Iiterature. The particular division of a subject, as a law, a book, and the like; for example, Digest, book 1, title 2; for the law relating... more

TITLE,
rights. The name of a newwpaper a book, and the like. 3. The owner of a newspaper, having particular title, has a right... more

TITLE,
pleading, rights. The right of action which the plaintiff has; the declaration must show the plaintiff~s title, and if such title be not shown in that instrument,... more

TITLE DEEDS.
Those deeds which are evidences of the title of the owner of an estate. 2. The person who is entitled to the inheritance... more

TITLE OF A DECLARATION,
pleading. At the top of every declaration the name of the court is usually stated, with the term of which the declaration is filed, and in... more

TO WIT.
That is to say; namely; scilicet; (q. v.) videlicet. (q. v.) ... more

TOFT.
A place or piece of ground on which, a house formerly stood, which has been destroyed by accident or decay; it also signifies a messuage. ... more

TOGATI.
Rom. civ, law. Under the empire, when the toga had ceased to be the usual costume of the Romans, advocates were nevertheless obliged to wear it... more

TOKEN,
contracts, crimes. A document or sign of the existence of a fact. 2. Tokens are either public or general, or privy tokens. They are... more

TOKEN,
commercial law. In England, this name is given to pieces of metal, made in the shape of money, passing among private persons by consent at a... more

TOLERAT10N.
In some. countries, where religion is established by 1aw, cer-tain sects who do not agree with the established religion are nevertheless permitted to exist, and this permission... more

TOLL,
contracts. A sum of money for the use of something, generally applied to the consideration which is paid for the use of a road, bridge, or... more

TO TOLL,
estates, rights. To bar, defeat, or take away; as to toll an entry into lands, is to deny. or take away the right of entry.... more

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