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CIVIL STATE
The union of individual men in civil society under a system of laws and a magistracy, or magistracies, charged with the administration of the laws. It... more

CIVILIAN
A doctor, professor, or student of the civil law.... more

CIVILITER
Civilly; opposed to criminaliter or criminally. 2. When a person does an unlawful act injurious to another, whether with or without an intention to commit... more

CIVILITER MORTUUS
Civilly dead; one who is considered as if he were naturally dead, go far as his rights are concerned.... more

CLAIM
A claim is a challenge of the ownership of a thing which a man has not in possession, and is wrongfully withheld by another. Plowd. 359;... more

CLAIMANT
In the courts of admiralty, when the suit is in rem, the cause is entitled in the Dame of the libellant against the thing libelled, as... more

CLANDESTINE
That which is done in secret and contrary to law. 2.Generally a clandestine act in case of the limitation of actions will prevent the act... more

CLARENDON
The constitutions of Clarendon were certain statutes made in the reign of Henry H., of England, in a parliament holden at Clarendon, by which the king... more

CLASS
The order according to which are arranged or distributed, or are supposed to be arranged or distributed, divers persons or things; thus we say, a class... more

CLAUSE
contracts. A particular disposition which makes part of a treaty; of an act of the legislature; of a deed, written agreement, or other written contract or will.... more

CLAUSUM FREGIT
torts, remedies. He broke the close. These words are used in a writ for an action of trespass to real estate, the defendant being summonedto answer quare... more

CLEARANCE
com. law. The name of a certificate given by the collector of a port, in which is stated the master or commander (naming him) of a ship... more

CLEARING HOUSE
com. law. Among the English bankers, the clearing house is a place in Lombard street, in London, where the bankers of that city daily settle with each... more

CLEMENCY
The disposition to treat with leniency. See Mercy; Pardon. ... more

CLEMENTINES
eccl. law. The name usually given to the collection of decretals or constitutious of Pope Clement V., which was made by order of John XXII. his successor,... more

CLERGY
All who are attached to the ecclesiastical ministry are called the clergy; a clergyman is therefore an ecclesiastical minister. 2. Clergymen were exempted by the... more

CLERICAL ERROR
An error made by a clerk in transcribing or otherwise. This is always readily corrected by the court. 2. An error, for example, in the teste... more

CLERK
commerce, contract. A person in the employ of a merchant, who attends only to a part of his business, while the merchant himself superintends the whole. He... more

CLERK
officer. A person employed in an office, public or private, for keeping records or accounts. His business is to write or register, in proper form, the transactions... more

CLERK
eccl. law. Every individual, who is attached to the ecclesiastical state, and who has submitted to the ceremony of the tonsure, is a clerk. ... more

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