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CODE, NAPOLEON
The Code Civil of France, enacted into law during the reign of Napoleon, bore his name until the restoration of the Bourbons when it was deprived... more

CODE PAPIRIAN
The name of a collection of the Roman laws, promulgated by Romulus, Numa, and other kings who governed. Rome till the time of Tarquin, the Proud.... more

CODE PRUSSIAN
Allgemeines Landrecht. This code is also known by the name of Codex Fredericianus, or Frederician code. It was compiled by order of Frederic H., by the... more

CODE THEODOSIAN
This code, which originated in the eastern empire, was adopted in the Western empire towards its decline. It is a collection of the legislation of the... more

CO-DEFENDANT
One who is made defendant in an action with another person.... more

CODEX
Literally, a volume or roll. It is particularly applied to the volume of the civil law, collected by the emperor Justinian, from all pleas and answers... more

CODICIL
devises. An addition or supplement to a will; it must be executed with the same solemnities. A codicil is a part of the will, the two instruments... more

COERCION
criminal law, contracts. Constraint; compulsion; force. 2. It is positive or presumed. 1. Positive or direct coercion takes place when a man is by physical force compelled... more

CO-EXECUTOR
One who is executor with another. 2. In general, the rights and duties of co-executors are equal.... more

COGNATION
civil law. Signifies generally the kindred which exists between two persons who are united by ties of blood or family, or both. 2. Cognation is of -three... more

COGNATI
cognates. This term occurs frequently in the Roman civil law, and denotes collateral heirs through females. It is not used in the civil law as it now... more

COGNISANCE
pleading. Where the defendant in an action of replevin (not being entitled to the distress or goods which are the subject of the replevin) acknowledges the taking... more

COGNISANCE
practice. Sometimes signifies jurisdiction and juudicial power, an sometimes the hearing of a matter judicially. It is a term used in the acknowledgment of a fine. See... more

COGNISANCE OF PLEAS
Eng. law. A privilege granted by the king to a city or town, to hold pleas within the same; and when any one is impleaded in the... more

COGNISEE
He to whom a fine of lands, &c. is acknowledged. See Cognisor.... more

COGNISOR
English law. One who passes or acknowledges,a fine of lands or tenements to another, in distinction from the cogzisee, to whom the fine of the lands, &c.... more

COGNITIONIBUS ADMITTENDIS
English law, practice. A writ to a justice ,or other person, who has power to take a fine, and having taken the acknowledgment of a fine, delays... more

COGNOMEN
A Latin word, which signifies a family name. The praenomen among the Romans distinguished the person, the nomen, the gens, or all the kindred descended from... more

COGNOVIT
contr. leading. A written confession of an action by a defendant, subscribed but not sealed, and authorizing the plaintiff to sign judgment and issue execution, usually for... more

COHABITATION
Living together. 2. The law presumes that husband and wife cohabit, even after a voluntary separation has taken place between them; but where there has... more

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