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CLIENT
practice. One who employs and retains an attorney or counsellor to manage or defend a suit or action in which he is a party, or to... more

CLOSE
Signifies the interest in the soil, and not merely a close or enclosure in the common acceptation of the term. Doct. & Stud. 307 East, 207... more

CLOSE ROLLS
or close writs, Eng. law. Writs containing, grants from the crown, to particular persons, and for particular purposes, and, not being intended for public inspection, are closed... more

CLOSED DOORS
Signifies that something is done privately. The senate sits with closed doors on executive business. 2. In general the legislative business of the country is... more

CLUB
An association of persons.It differs from a partnersbip in this, that the members of a club have no authority to bind each other further than they... more

CO
A prefix or particle in the nature of an inseparable proposition, signifying with or in conjunction. Con and the Latin cum are equivalent, as, co-executors, co-obligor.... more

COADJUTOR
eccl. law. A fellow helper or assistant; particularly applied to the assistant of a bishop.... more

COAL NOTE
Eng. law. A species of promissory note authorized by the st. 3 Geo. H., c. 26, SSSS 7 and 8, which, having these words expressed therein, namely,... more

COALITION
French law. By this word is understood an unlawful agreement among several persons, not to do a thing except on some conditions agreed upon. 2. The most... more

CO-ADMINISTRATOR
One of several administrators. In general, they have, like executors, the power to act singly to the personal estate of the intestate. Vide Administrator.... more

CO-ASSIGNEE
One who is assignee with another. 2. In general, the rights and duties of co-assignees are equal.... more

CO-EXECUTOR
One who is executor of a will in company with another. In general each co-executor has the full power over the personal estate of the testator,... more

COAST
The margin of a country bounded by the sea. This term includes the natural appendages of the territory which rise out of the water, although they... more

COCKET
commerce. In England the office at the custom house, where the goods to be exported are entered, is so called, also the custom house seal, or the... more

COCKETTUM
commerce. In the English law this word signifies, 1. the custom- house seal; 2. the office at the custom where cockers are to be procured. Crabbe"s Tech.... more

CODE
legislation. Signifies in general a collection of laws. It is a name given by way of eminence to a collection of such laws made by the legislature.... more

CODES
Les Cing Codes; French law. The five codes. 2. These codes are, 1st. Code Civil, which is divided into three books; book 1, treats of persons,... more

CODE HENRI
A digest of the laws of Hayti, enacted by Henri, king of Hayti. It is based upon the Code Napoleon, but not servilely copied. It is... more

CODE, JUSTINIAN
civil law. A collection of the constitutions of the emperors, from Adrian to Justinian; the greater part of those from Adrian to Constantine are mere rescripts; those... more

CODE, OF LOUISIANA
In 1822, Peter Derbigny, Edward Livingston, and Moreau Lislet, were selected by the legislature to revise and amend the civil code, and to add to it... more

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