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TOLLS.
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

TON
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. ... more

TONNAGE,
mar. law. The capacity of a ship or vessel. 2. The act of congress of March 2, 1799, s. 64, 1 Story~s... more

TITLE
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

TITHES,
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

TITHING,
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

TIPPLING HOUSE.
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

TIPSTAFF.
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

TIME,
pleading. The avertment of time is generally necessary in pleading; the rules are different, in different actions. 2. - 1. Impersonal actions, the... more

TIE.
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

TIEL.
An old manner of spelling tel. Such as nul tiel record, no such record. ... more

TIEMPO INHABIL
A Spanish phrase used in Louisiana, to express a time when a man is not able to pay his debts. 2. A... more

TIERCE,
measures. A liquid measure containing the third part of a pipe, or forty-two gallons. ... more

TIGNI IMMITTENDI
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

TIMBER TREES.
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

TIME,
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

TIDE.
The ebb and flow of the sea. 2. Arms of the sea, bays, creeks, coves, or rivers, where the tide ebbs and flows,... more

THOUGHT.
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

THREAD.
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

THREAT,
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

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