Search Results for "V"
Living voice; verbally. It is said a witness delivers
his evidence viva voce, when he does so in open court; the term is opposed to
A place where living things are kept; as a park, on
land; or in the water, as a pond.
or living pledge, contracts. When a man borrows a
sum of money (suppose two hundred dollars) of another, and grants him an
estate, as of twenty... more
The neighborhood; a neighboring place; a place near at
hand; the venue. (q. v.)
2. Formerly the visne was confined to... more
a superior force. In law it signifies inevitable
2. This term is used in the civil law in nearly the... more
civ. law. The formula put upon an act; a register; a
commercial book, in order to approve of it and authenticate it.
The act of examining into the affairs of a
2. The power of visitation is applicable only to ecclesiastical and
An inspector of the government, of corporations or
bodies politic. 1 Bl. Com. 482. Vide Dane~s Ab. Index, h. t.; 7 Pick. 303; 12
Pick. 244.... more
The privy members of a man. Bract. lib. 3, p. 144.
By virtue of his office. A sheriff, a
constable, and some other officers may, virtute officii, apprehend a man who
has been guilty of a crime... more
A Latin word which signifies force. In law it means any
kind of force, violence, or disturbance, relating to a man~s person or his
property. ... more
Immediate force; original force. This phrase is
applied to cases of trespass when a question arises whether an injury has been
caused by a direct force,... more
An obsolete word, which signifies a rod or staff, such as
sheriffs, bailiffs, and constables carry, as a badge or ensign of their office.
The name of one of the original states of the United
States of America. This colony was chartered in 1606, by James the First, and
Scotch law. The gains made by a tenant holding
over, are so called. Ersk. Inst. R. 2, tit. 6, s. 54.
pleading. This word was formerly supposed to be
necessary in an indictment, in order to charge a robbery from the person, but
it has been holden... more
An act done unlawfully and with force. In the English
stat. of 25 E. III., st. 5, c. 2, it is declared to be high... more
The abuse of force. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, 32.
That force which is employed against common right, against the laws, and
against public liberty. Merl. h.... more
The injury or damage which, is suffered in consequence
of the tricks of another.
torts. A vexatictus suit is one which has been
instituted maliciously, and without probable cause, whereby a damage has ensued
to the defendant.