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UNWHOLESOME FOOD.
Food not fit to be eaten; food which, if eaten, would be injurious. 2. Although the law does not in general... more

UPLIFTED HAND
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

URBAN.
Relating to a city; but in a more general sense it signifies relating to houses. 2. It is used in this latter... more

USAGE.
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

USANCE,
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

USE,
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

UNITY,
estates. An agreement or coincidence of certain qualities in the title of a joint estate or an estate in common. 2.... more

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

UNIVERSAL LEGACY.
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

UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIP.
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

UNIVERSITY.
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

UNJUST.
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

UNKNOWN.
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

UNLAWFUL.
That which is contrary to law. 2. There are two kinds of contracts which are unlawful; those which are void, and... more

UNINTELLIGIBLE.
That which cannot be understood. 2. When a law, a contract, or will, is unintelligible, it has no effect whatever. Vide Construction,... more

UNIO PROLIUM
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

UNION.
By this word is understood the United States of America; as, all good citizens will support the Union. ... more

UNDIVIDED.
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. ... more

UNICA TAXATIO,
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

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