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UNILATERAL CONTRACT,
civil law. When the party to whom an engagement is made, makes no express agreement on his part, the contract is called uni-lateral, even in cases... more

UNDERWRITER,
insurances. One who signs a policy of insurance, by which he becomes an insurer. 2. By this act he places himself as... more

UNDER-TUTOR,
law of Louisiana. In every tutorship, there shall be an undertutor, whom it shall be the duty of the judge to appoint at the time letters... more

UNDERTAKING,
contracts. An engagement by one of the parties to a contract to the other, and not the mutual engagement of the parties to each other; a... more

UNDERTOOK.
Assumed; promised. 2. This is a technical word which ought to be inserted in every declaration of assumpsit, charging that the defendant... more

UNDER-TENANT.
One who holds by virtue of an underlease. (q. v.) See Subtenant. ... more

UNDER-SHERIFF.
A deputy of a sheriff. The principal is called high-sheriff, and the deputy the under-sheriff. Vide 1 Phil . Ev. Index, h. t. ... more

UNCERTAINTY.
That which is unknown or vague. Vide Certainty. ... more

UNCONDITIONAL.
That which is without condition; that which must be performed without regard to what has happened or may happen. ... more

UNCONDITIONAL CONTRACT,
contracts. One which does not depend upon any condition whatever. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 730. ... more

UNCONSCIONABLE BARGAIN,
contracts. A contract which no man in his senses, not under delusion, would make, on the one hand, and which no fair and honest man would... more

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
That which is contrary to the constitution. 2. When an act of the legislature is repugnant or contrary to the constitution, it is,... more

UNCORE PRIT,
pleading. This barbarous phrase of old French, which is the same with encore pret, yet ready, is used in a plea in bar to an action... more

UNDE NIHIL HABET.
Of which she has nothing. When no dower had been assigned to the widow during the time prescribed by law, she could, at common law, sue... more

UNDERLEASE,
contracts. An alienation by a tenant of a part of his lease, reserving to himself a reversion; it differs from an assignment, which is a transfer... more

UNANIMITY.
The agreement of all the persons concerned in a thing in design and opinion. 2. Generally a simple majority (q. v.) of... more

UNA VOCE.
With one voice unanimously. ... more

UNALIENABLE
The state of a thing or right which cannot be sold. 2. Things which are not in commerce, as public roads, are... more

UBERRIMA FIDES.
Perfect good faith; abundant good faith. 2. This phrase is used to express that a contract must be made in perfect good... more

UKAAS, or UKASE.
The name of a law or ordinance emanating from the czar of Russia. ... more

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