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In a general sense, tolls signify any manner of customs,
subsidy, prestation, imposition, or sum of money demanded for exporting or
importing of any wares or merchandise,... more
Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one
hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c.
270, s. 20.
mar. law. The capacity of a ship or vessel.
2. The act of congress of March 2, 1799, s. 64, 1 Story~s... more
estates. A title is defined by Lord Coke to be the means
whereby the owner of lands hath the just possession of his property. Co.... more
Eng. law. A right to the tenth part of the produce of,
lands, the stocks upon lands, and the personal industry of the inhabitants.
These tithes are... more
Eng. law. Formerly a district containing ten men with
their fam-ilies. In each tithing there was a tithing man whose duty it was to
keep the peace,... more
A place where spirituous liquors are sold and
drunk in vio-lation of law. Sometimes the mere selling is considered as
evidence of keeping a tippling house.... more
An officer appointed by the marshal of the court of
king~s bench, to attend upon the judges with a kind of a rod or staff... more
pleading. The avertment of time is generally necessary in
pleading; the rules are different, in different actions.
2. - 1. Impersonal actions, the... more
When two persons receive an equal number of votes at an
election, there is said to be a tie.
2. In that case neither... more
An old manner of spelling tel. Such as nul tiel record, no
A Spanish phrase used in Louisiana, to express a
time when a man is not able to pay his debts.
2. A... more
measures. A liquid measure containing the third part of
a pipe, or forty-two gallons.
civil law. The name of a servitude; it is the
right of inserting a beam or timber from the wall of one house into that of... more
According to Blackstone, oak, ash, elm, and such
other trees as are commonly used for building, are considered timber. 2 Comm.
28. But it has been... more
contracts, evidence, practice. The measure of duration.,
It is divided into years, months. days, (q. v.) hours, minutes, and seconds. It
is also divided into day and... more
The ebb and flow of the sea.
2. Arms of the sea, bays, creeks, coves, or rivers, where the tide ebbs
and flows,... more
The operation of the mind. No one can be punished for
his mere thoughts however wicked they may be. Human laws cannot reach them,
first, because they... more
A figurative expression used to signify the central line
of a stream or water course. Harg. Tracts, 5; 4 Mason~s Rep. 397; Holt~s R.
490. Vide... more
crim. law. A menace of destruction or injury to the
lives or property of those against whom it is made.
2. Sending threatening letters... more