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TURNPIKE.
A public road paved with stones or other hard substance. 2. Turnpike roads are usually made by corporations to which a power to make them... more

TURPIS CAUSA
contracts. A base or vile consideration, forbidden by law, which makes the contract void; as a contract, the consideration of which is the future illegal cohabitation of... more

TRUSTEE PROCESS,
practice. In Massacchusetts, this is a process given by statute, in imitation of the foreign attachment of the English law. 2. By this process,... more

TRUSTEE,
estates. A trustee is one to whom an estate has been conveyed in trust. 2. The trust estate is not subject to the... more

TRUE BILL
practice. These words are endorsed on a bill of indictment, when a grand jury, after having heard the witnesses for the government, are of opinion that there... more

TRUST
contracts, devises. An equitable right, title or interest in property, real or personal, distinct from its legal ownership; or it is a personal obligation for paying, delivering... more

TRUCE,
intern. law. An agreement between belligerent parties, by which they mutually engage to forbear all acts of hostility against each other for some time, the war... more

TROY WEIGHT.
A weight less ponderous than the avoirdupois weight, in the proportion of seven thousand, for the latter, to five thousand seven hundred and sixty, to the former.... more

TRONAGE,
Engl. law. A customary duty or toll for weighing wool, so called because it was weighed by a common trona, or beam. Fleta, lib. 2,... more

TROVER,
remedies. Trover signifies finding. The remedy is called an action of trover; it is brought to recover the value of personal chattels, wrongfully converted by another... more

TRIPARTITE.
Consisting of three parts, as a deed tripartite, between A of the first part, B of the second part, and C of the third part. ... more

TRIPLICATION
pleading. This was formerly used in pleading instead of rebutter. 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 469, n. ... more

TRITAVUS
The male ascendant in the sixth degree was so called among the Romans. For the female ascendant in the same degree, the term is tritavia. In... more

TRIUMVIRI CAPITALES or TREVIRI or TRESVIRI,
Rom, civ. law. Officers who had charge of the prison, through whose intervention punishments were inflicted. Sallust in Catalin. They had eight lictors to execute their orders.... more

TRIVIAL.
Of small importance. It is a rule in equity that a demurrer will lie to a bill on the ground of the triviality of the... more

TRIORS,
practice. Persons appointed according to law to try whether a person challenged to the favor is or is not qualified to serve on the jury. They... more

TRINEPOS.
This term was used among the Romans to denote the male descendant in the sixth degree in a direct line. It is still employed in... more

TRINITY TERM,
Eng. law. One of the four terms of the courts; it begins on the 22d day of May, and ends on the 12th of June.... more

TRIBUTE.
A contribution which is sometimes raised by the sovereign from his subject, to sustain the expenses of the state. It is also a sum of money... more

TRIAL LIST
A list of cases marked down for trial for any one term. ... more

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