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A measure of length, containing three feet, or thirty-six
estates. A piece of land enclosed for the use and
accommodation of the inhabitants of a house. In England it is
nearly synonymous with backside. (q.... more
old Eng. law. A quantity of land containing twenty
Litt. 69 a.
The period in which the revolution of the earth round
the sun, and the accompanying changes in the order of nature,
2. The civil year... more
YEAR AND DAY.
This period of time is particularly recognized
in the law. For example, when a judgment is reversed, a party,
notwithstanding the lapse of time mentioned in... more
These were books of reports of cases in a regular
series from tho reign of the English King Ed. 11. inclusive, to
the time of Henry... more
YEARS, ESTATE FOR.
Vide Estate for Years.
YEAS AND NAYS.
The list of members of a legislative body
voting in the affirmative and negative of a proposition is so
2. The constitution of the United States,... more
In the United States this word does not appear
to have any very exact meaning. It is usually put as an addition
to the names of... more
YIELDING AND PAYING,
contracts. These words, when used
in a lease, constitute a covenant on the part of the lessee to
pay the rent, Platt on Coven. 50, 3... more
YORK, STATUTE OF.
The name of an English statute, passed
12 Edw. II., Anno Domini 1318, and so called because it was enacted
at York. It contains many wise... more
It is a rule that the young of domestic
or tame animals belong to the owner of the dam or mother, according
to the maxim Partus sequitur... more