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VEXED QUESTION,
vexata quaestio. A question or point of law often discussed or agitated, but not determined nor settled. ... more

VI ET ARMIS.
With force and arms. When man breaks into another~s close vi et armis, he may be opposed force by force, for there is no time... more

VIA.
A cart-way, which also includes a foot-way and a horse-way. Vide Way. ... more

VIABLE,
Vitae habilis, capable of living. This is said of a child who is born alive in such an advanced state of formation as to be... more

VIABILITY,
med. jur. An aptitude to live after birth; extra uterine life. 1 Briand. Med. Leg. 1ere partie, c. 6, art. 2. See 2 Sav. Dr. Rom.... more

VICE.
A term used in the civil law and in Louisiana, by which is meant a defect in a thing; an imperfection. For example, epilepsy in... more

VICE-ADMIRAL.
The title of an officer in the navy; the next in rank after the admiral. In the United States we have no officer by this... more

VICE-CHANCELLOR.
The title of a judicial officer who decides causes depending in the court of chancery; his opinions may be reversed, discharged or altered by the chancellor.... more

VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
The title of the second officer, in point of rank, in the government of the United States. 2. To obtain a... more

VICE VERSA
On the contrary; on opposite sides. ... more

VICECOMES.
The sheriff. ... more

VICECOMES NON MISIT BREVE.
The sheriff did not send the writ. An entry made on the record when nothing has been done by virtue of a writ which has been... more

VICENAGE.
The neighborhood; the venue. (q. v.) ... more

VICINETUM.
The neighborhood; vicenage; the venue. Co. Litt. 158 b. ... more

VICONTIEL.
Belonging to the sheriff. ... more

VIDELICET.
A Latin adverb signifying to wit, that is to say, namely, scilicet. (q. v.) This word is usually, abbreviated Viz. 2.... more

VIEW.
A prospect. 2. Every one is entitled to a view from his premises, but he thereby acquires no right over the... more

VIEW, DEMAND OF,
practice. In most real and mixed actions, in order to ascertain the identity of land claimed with that in the tenant~s possession, the tenant is allowed,... more

VIEWERS.
Persons appointed by the courts to see and examine certain matters, and make a report of the facts together with their opinion to the court. In... more

VIGILANCE.
Proper attention in proper time. 2. The law requires a man who has a claim to enforce it in proper... more

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