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These words are used in a declaration when
the plaintiff sues for an injury which is not immediate and with
force, and the act or nonfea-sance... more
A great dam made across a river, accommodated for
the taking of fish, or to convey a stream to a mill. Jacobs Law
Dict. h. t.... more
A covenant or agreement, whence a wedded husband.
WEEK. Seven days of time.
2. The week commences immediately after twelve oclock, on the
night between Saturday and... more
mer. law. In the English law it is a duty or
toll paid for weighing merchandise, it is called tronage, (q.
v.) for weighing wool at... more
diamonds. Troy weight
is also used by apo-thecaries in compounding medicines, and by
them the ounce is divided into eight drams, and the drain into
three scruples,... more
WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE.
This phrase is used to signify that
the proof on one side, of a cause is greater than on the other.
2. When a verdict has been... more
Eng. law, contracts. A species of security
which partakes of the nature of a mortgage, as there is a debt
due, and an estate is given... more
A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water.
2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own... more
WAYS AND MEANS.
In legislative assemblies there is usually
appointed a committee whose duties are to inquire into, and propose
to the house, the ways and means to be... more
WAY GOING CROP
In Pennsylvania, by the custom of the,
country, a tenant for a term certain is entitled after the expiration
of his Iease, to enter and take... more
contracts. A writing in which is set down the
names of passengers, who are carried in a public conveyance, or
the description of goods sent with... more
English law. An officer appointed to search
ships in ports. 10 H. vii., 30.
operty in the water itself, but a simple usufruct as
it passes along. Agua currit et debet currere, is the language
of the law. 3 Rawle, Rep.... more
An ancient form of trial, now abolished,
by which the accused, tied band and foot, were cast into cold
water, and if they did not sink... more
This name is given to such goods as after shipwreck
appear upon the waves. Jacob, Law Dict. h. t.
estates. A passage, street or road. A right of way
is a privilege which an individual or a particular description
of persons, such as the inhabitants... more
One to whom a warranty is made. Touchst. 181.
An ancient and now obsolete writ, which
was issued when a man was enfeoffed of land with warranty, and
then he was sued or impleaded in... more
One who makes a warranty. Touchst, 181.
been held to sound in damages which after judgment may be recovered
out of the personal or real estate, as in other cases. Vide 4