Search Results for "U"
Food not fit to be eaten; food which, if
eaten, would be injurious.
2. Although the law does not in general... more
When a man accused of a crime is arraigned, he is
required to raise his hand, probably in order to identify the person who
pleads. Perhaps... more
Relating to a city; but in a more general sense it
signifies relating to houses.
2. It is used in this latter... more
Long and uniform practice. In its most extensive meaning
this term includes custom and prescription, though it differs from them in a
narrower sense, it is... more
commercial law. The term usance comes from usage, and
signifies the time which by usage or custom is allowed in certain countries,
for the payment of... more
estates. A confidence reposed in another, who was made
tenant of the land or terre tenant, that he should dispose of the land
according to the... more
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
The name of this country. The United
States, now thirty-one in number, are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts,... more
estates. An agreement or coincidence of certain qualities
in the title of a joint estate or an estate in common.
UNITY OF POSSESSION.
This term is used to designate the
possession by one person of several estates or rights. For example, a right to
an estate to which an... more
A term used among civilians. An universal
legacy is a testamentary disposition, by which the testator gives to one or
several persons the whole of the... more
The name of a specie~s of partnership by
which all the partners agree to put in common all their property, universorum
bonorum, not only what they... more
The name given to certain societies or corporations
which are seminaries of learning where youth are sent to finish their
education. Among the civilians by this... more
That which is done against the perfect rights of
another; that which is against the established law; that which is opposed to a
law which is... more
When goods have been stolen from some person unknown,
they may be so described in the indictment; but if the owner be really known,
an indictment... more
That which is contrary to law.
2. There are two kinds of contracts which are unlawful; those which are
void, and... more
That which cannot be understood.
2. When a law, a contract, or will, is unintelligible, it has no effect
whatever. Vide Construction,... more
A species of adoption used among the Germans; it
signifies union of descent. It takes place when a widower, having children,
marries a widow, who also... more
By this word is understood the United States of America;
as, all good citizens will support the Union.
That which is held by the same title by two or more
persons, whether their rights are equal, as to value or quantity, or unequal.
practice. The ancient language of a special award
of venire, where of several defendants, one pleads, and one lets judgment go by
default, whereby the jury,... more