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VOYAGE,
marine law. The passage of a ship upon the seas, from one port to another, or to several ports. 2. Every voyage... more

VOUCHER TO WARRANTY,
common recoveries. The calling one who has warranted lands, by the party warranted, to come and defend the suit for him. Co. Litt. 101, b. Vide... more

VOTER.
One entitled to a vote; an elector. ... more

VOUCHEE.
In common recoveries, the person who is called to warrant or defend the title, is called the vouchee. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2093. ... more

VOUCHER,
accounts. An account book in which are entered the acquittances, or warrants for the accountant~s discharge. It also signifies any acquittance or receipt, which is evidence... more

VOUCHER,
common recoveries. The voucher in common recoveries, is the person on whom the tenant to the praecipe calls to defend the title to the land, because... more

VOTE.
Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote. ... more

VOLUNTARY DEPOSIT,
civil law. One which is made by the mere consent or agreement of the parties. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1054. ... more

VOLUNTARY ESCAPE.
The giving to a prisoner voluntarily, any liberty not authorized by law. 5 Mass. 310; 2 Chipm. 11; 3 Harr. & John. 559; 2 Harr. &... more

VOLUNTARY JURISDICTION.
In the ecclesiastical law, jurisdiction is either contentious jurisdiction, (q. v.) or voluntary jurisdiction. By the latter term is understood that kind of jurisdiction which requires... more

VOLUNTARY NONSUIT,
practice. The abandonment of his cause by a plaintiff, and an agreement that a judgment for costs be entered against him. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3306.... more

VOLUNTARY SALE,
contracts. One made freely, without constraint, by the owner of the thing &old. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 974. ... more

VOLUNTARY WASTE.
That which is either active or wilful, in contradistinction to that which arises from mere negligence, which is called permissive waste. 2 Bouv. Inst. 2394, et... more

VOLUNTEERS,
contracts. Persons who receive a voluntary conveyance. (q. v.) 2. It is a general rule of the courts of equity that... more

VOLUNTEERS,
army. Persons who in time of war offer their services to their country and march in its defence. 2. Their rights... more

VOLUNTARY CONVEYANCE,
contracts. The transfer of an estate made without any adequate consideration of value. 2. Whenever a voluntary conveyance is made, a... more

VOLUNTARY.
Willingly; done with one~s consent; negligently. Wolff, §5. 2. To render an act criminal or tortious it must be voluntary. If... more

VOIDABLE.
That which has some force or effect, but which, in consequence of some inherent quality, may be legally annulled or avoided. ... more

VOID,
contracts, practice. That which has no force or effect. 2. Contracts, bequests or legal proceedings may be void; these will be severally... more

VOCATIO IN JUS,
Roman civ. law. According to the practice in the legis actiones of the Roman law, a person having a demand against another, verbally cited him to... more

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