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UTI POSSIDETIS.
This phrase, which means as you possess, is used in international law to signify that the parties to a treaty are to retain possession of what... more

TO UTTER,
crim. law. To offer, to publish. 2. To utter and publish a counterfeit note is to assert and declare, directly or indirectly,... more

UTTER BARRISTER,
English law, Those barristers who plead without the bar, and are distinguished from benchers, or those who have been readers and who are allowed to plead... more

UTERINE BROTHER,
domestic relations. A brother by the mother~s side. ... more

USURPATION,
torts. The unlawful assumption of the use of property which belongs to another; an interruption or the disturbing a man in his right and possession. Toml.... more

USURPATION,
government. The tyrannical assumption of the government by force contrary to and in violation of the constitution of the country. ... more

USURPED POWER,
insurance. By an article of the printed proposals which are considered as making a part of the contract of insurance it is provided, that "No loss... more

USURPER
government. One who assumes the right of government by force, contrary to and in violation of the constitution of the country. Toull. Dr. Civ. n. 32. Vide... more

USURY,
contracts. The illegal profit which is required and received by the lender of a sum of money from the borrower for its use. In a more... more

USUFRUCTUARY,
civil law. One who has the right and enjoyment of an usufruct. 2. Domat, with his usual clearness, points out the duties... more

USUFRUCT,
civil law. The right of enjoying a thing, the property of which is vested in another, and to draw from the same all the profit, utility... more

USHER.
This word is said to be derived from a huissier, and is the name of an inferior officer in some English courts of law Archb.... more

USUCAPTION,
civil law. The manner of acquiring property in things by the lapse of time required by law. 2. It differs from prescription,... more

USEFUL.
That which may be put into beneficial practice. 2. The patent act of congress of July 4, 1836, sect. 6, in... more

USE,
civil law. A right of receiving so much of the natural profits of a thing as is necessary to daily sustenance; it differs from usufruct, which... more

UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY,
crim. law. A disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons who meet together with an intent mutually to assist each other in the... more

UNLAWFULLY,
pleadings. This word is frequently used in indictments in the description of the offence; it is necessary when the crime did not exist at common law,... more

UNLIQUIDATED DAMAGES.
Such damages, as are unascertained. In general such damages cannot be set-off. No interest will be allowed on unliquidated damages. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1108. See... more

UNSOUND MIND; UNSOUND MEMORY.
These words have been adopted in several statutes, and sometimes indiscriminately used to signify, not only lunacy, which is periodical madness, but also a permanent adventitious... more

UNSOUNDNESS.
Vide Crib-biting; Roaring; Soundness. ... more

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