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CO-HEIR
One of several men among whom an inheritance is to be divided. ... more

CO-HEIRESS
A woman who inherits an estate in common with other women. A joint heiress.... more

COIF
A head-dress. In England there are certain serjeants at law, who are called serjeants of the coif, from the lawn coif they wear on their heads... more

COIN
commerce, contracts. A piece of gold, silver or other metal stamped by authority of the government, in order to determine its value, commonly called money. Co. Litt.... more

COLLATERAL
collateralis. From latus, a side; that which is sideways, and not direct.... more

COLLATERAL ASSURANCE
contracts. That which is made over and above the deed itself.... more

COLLATERAL FACTS
evidence. Facts unconnected with the issue or matter in dispute. 2. As no fair and reasonable inference can be drawn from such facts, they are inadmissible... more

COLLATERAL ISSUE
practice, pleading. Where a criminal convict pleads any matter, allowed by law, in bar of execution; as pregnancy, a pardon, and the like.... more

COLLATERAL KINSMEN
descent, distribution. Those who descend from one and the same common ancestor, but not from one another; thus brothers and sisters are collateral to each other; the... more

COLLATERAL SECURITY
contracts. A separate obligation attached to another contract, to guaranty its performance. By this term is also meant the transfer of property or of other contracts to... more

COLLATERAL WARRANTY
contracts, descent. Where the heir"s title to the land neither was, nor could have been, derived from the warranting ancestor; and yet barred the heir from ever... more

COLLATIO BONORUM
descent, distribution. Where a portion or money advanced to a son or daughter, is brought into botchpot, in order to have an equal distributive share of the... more

COLLATION
descents. A term used in the laws of Louisiana. Collation -of goods is the supposed or real return to the mass of the succession, which an heir... more

COLLATION
eccl. law. The act by which the bishop, who has the bestowing of a benefice, gives it to an incumbent. T. L.... more

COLLATION
practice. The comparison of a copy with its original, in order to ascertain its correctness and conformity; the report of the officer who made the comparison, is... more

COLLATION OF SEALS
Where, on the same label, one seal was set on the back or reverse of the other, this was said to be a collation of... more

COLLECTOR
officer. One appointed to receive taxes or other impositions; as collector of taxes; collector of militia fines, &c. A collector is also a person appointed by a... more

COLLECTORS OF THE CUSTUMS
Officers of the United States, appointed for the term of four years, but removable at the pleasure of the president. Act of May 15, 1820, sect.... more

COLLEGE
A civil corporation, society or company, authorized by law, having in general a literary object. In some countries by college is understood the union of certain... more

COLLISION
maritime law. It takes place when two ships or other vessels run foul of each other, or when one runs foul of the other. In such... more

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