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WRIT OF DECEIT.
The name of a writ which lies where one
man has done anything in the name of another, by which the latter
is damnified and deceived.... more
WRIT DE EJECTIONE FIRMAE.
A writ of ejectment. Vide Ejectment,
and 3 Bl. Com. 199.
WRIT DE HAERETICO COMBURENDO,
Engl. law. The name of a
writ formerly issued by the secular courts, when a man was turned
over to them by the ecclesiastical tribunals, after... more
The honor and homage rendered to the Creator.
2. In the United States, this is free, every one being at liberty
to worship God according to... more
Eng. law. A title or addition given to certain
persons. 2 Inst. 666, Bac. Ab. Misnomer, A 2.
WORTHIEST OF BLOOD.
All expression to designate that, in
descent, the sons are to be preferred to daughters, which is the
law of England. See some singular reasons given... more
med. jur. This term, in legal medicine, comprehends
all lesions of the body, and in this it differs from the meaning
of the word when used in... more
mar. law. A wreck (called in law Latin, wreccum
maris, and in law French, wrec de mer,) signifies such goods,
as after a shipwreck, are cast... more
WORK AND LABOR.
k and labor
done, and materials furnished by the plaintiff for the defendant,
and when the work was not done under a special contract, the plaintiff
will be... more
A prison where prisoners are kept in employment,
a penitentiary. A house provided where the poor are taken care
of, and kept in employment.
In settling laydays, (q. v.) or days of demurrage,
(q. v.) sometimes the contract specifies working days in the computation,
Sundays and custom-house holidays are excluded.... more
One who labors, one who is employed to do business
2. The obligations of a workman are to perform the work he has
undertaken to... more
old Eng. law. To be free from the payment of
money for taking of wood in any forest. Co. Litt. 233 a. The same
as Pudzeld.... more
A piece of land on which forest trees in great number
naturally grow. According to Lord Coke, a grant to another of
omnes boscos suos, all... more
construction. One or more syllables which when united
convey an idea a single part of speech.
2. Words are to be understood in a proper or... more
It has been laid down as a rule that to
be considered an aged witness, a person must be at least seventy
years old. See Aged... more
A going witness is one who is about to
leave the jurisdiction of the court in which a cause is depending.
See Going Witness.
Scotch law. He who has attested
a deed or other writing.
2. When witnesses attest a deed without knowing the grantor, and
seeing him subscribe, or bearing... more
persons. In its most enlarged sense, this word signifies
all the females of the human species, but in a more restricted
sense, it means all such... more
WITHOUT IMPEACHMENT OF WASTE.
When a tenant for life holds
the land without impeachment of waste, he is of course dispunishable
for waste whether wilful or otherwise. But still this... more