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domestic relations. A woman who has a husband.
2. A wife, as such, possesses rights and is liable to obligations.
These will be considered. 1st. She... more
&, W. 407, 9 Sim, 597, 1 S. &, S. 250.
8. - 4. Whenever the wife insists upon her equity, the right will
be exten-ded... more
2. In charging certain offences it is required that they should
be stated to be wilfully done. Arch. Cr. Pl. 51, 58, Leachs Cr.
criminal law. The power of the mind which directs
the actions of a man.
2. In criminal law it is necessary that there should be an... more
WILL or TESTAMENT.
The legal declaration of a mans intentions
of what he wills to be performed after his death. Co. Litt. 111,
Swinb. Pt. 1, s. II. 1,... more
English law. Rents paid in silver, and called
white rents or redditus albi, to distinguish them from other rents
which were not paid in money. 12... more
The acts of congress which authorize the
naturalization of aliens, confine the description of such aliens
to free white persons.
2. This of course excludes the African... more
leas, &,c., B. 5, 4, 2 Chit. Pl. 151, 178, 191, Gould,
Pl. c. 3, ,47.
punishment. The infliction of stripes.
2. This mode of punishment, which is still practiced in some of
the states, is a relict of barbarism, it has... more
WHEN AND WHERE.
These words are used in a plea when full
defence is made the form is, ",when and were it shall behove
him.", This acknowledges the jurisdiction... more
At which time, in wills, standing by itself unqualified
and unexplained, this is a word of condition denoting the time
at which the gift is to... more
The punishment of the wheel was formerly to put
a criminal on a wheel, and then to break his bones until he expired.
This barbarous punishment... more
The young of certain animals of a base nature,
or ferae naturae.
2. It is a rule that when no larceny can be committed of any... more
The money paid for landing goods upon, or loading
them from a wharf. Danes Ab. Index, h. t.
One who owns or keeps a wharf, for the purpose
of receiving and shipping merchandise to or from it, for hire.
2. Like a warehouseman, (q.v.)... more
A space of ground artificially prepared for the
reception of merchan-dise from a ship or vessel, so as to promote
the convenient loading and discharge of... more
mar. law. A vessel employed in the whale fishery.
2. It is usual for the owner of the vessel, the captain and crew,
to divide the... more
A castrated ram, at least one year old in ark indictment
it may be called a sheep. 4 Car. &, Payne, 216, 19 Eng. Com.
WERGILD, or WEREGILD,
old Eng. law. The price which in
a barbarous age, a person guilty of homicide or other enormous
offence was required to pay, instead of receiving... more
The name of a fine among the Saxons imposed upon
2. The life of every man, not excepting that of the king himself,
was esti-mated... more