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VILL.
In England this word was used to signify the parts into which a hundred or wapentake was divided. Fortesc. De Laud, ch. 24. See Co. Litt.... more

VILLAIN.,
An epithet used to cast contempt and contumely on the person to whom it is applied. 2. To call a man... more

VILLEIN,
Engl. law. A species of slave during the feudal times.~ 2. The feudal villein of the lowest order was unprotected as... more

VILLENOUS JUDGMENT,
punishments. In the English law it was a judgment given by the common law in attaint, or in cases of conspiracy. ... more

VINCULO MATRIMONII.
A divorce. A vinculo matrimonii, is one from the bonds of matrimony. Such a divorce generally enables the parties to marry again. ... more

VINDICATION,
civil law. The claim made to property by the owner of it. 1 Bell~s Com. 281, 5th ed. See Revendication. ... more

TO VEST,
estates. To give an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment; an estate is vested in possession when there exists a right of present enjoyment;... more

VESTED REMAINDER,
estates. One by which a present interest passes to the party, though to be enjoyed in future, and by which the estate is invariably fixed to... more

VETERA STATUTA.
The name of vetera statuta, ancient statutes, has been given to the statutes commencing with Magna Charta~, and ending with those of Edward II. Crabb~s Eng.... more

VESSEL,
mar. law. A ship, brig, sloop or other craft used in navigation . 1 Boul. Paty, tit. 1, p. 100 . See sup. ... more

VERSUS.
Against; as A B versus C D. This is usually abbreviated v. ... more

VERT.
Everything bearing green leaves in a forest. Bac. Ab. Courts of the Foreat; Manwood, 146. ... more

VERMONT.
The name of one of the new states of the United States of America. lt was admitted by virtue of "An act for the admission... more

VERIFICATION,
practice. The examination of the truth of a writing; the certificate that the writing is true. Vide Authentication. ... more

VERIFICATION,
pleading. Whenever new matter is introduced on either side, the plea must conclude with a verification or averment, in order that the other party may have... more

VERBAL PROCESS.
In Louisiana, by this term is understood a written account of any proceeding or operation required by law, signed by the person commissioned to perform the... more

VERDICT,
Practice. The unanimous decision made by a jury and reported to the court on the matters lawfully submitted to them in the course of the trial... more

VERBAL NOTE.
In diplomatic language, memorandum or note not signed, sent when an affair has continued a long time without any reply, in order to avoid the appearance... more

VERBAL.
Parol; by word of mouth; as verbal agreement; verbal evidence. Not in writing. ... more

VERAY TENANT, or TRUE TENANT,
Eng. law. One who holds a fee simple; in pleadings, he is called simply tenant. He differs from a tenant by the manner in this, that... more

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