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COLLISTRIGIUM
The pillory.... more

COLLOCATION
French law. The act by which the creditors of an estate are arranged in the order in which they are to be paid according to law. The... more

COLLOQUIM
pleading. A discourse a conversation or conference. 2. In actions of slander, it is generally true that an action does not lie for words, on account... more

COLLUSION
fraud. An agreement between two or more persons, to defraud a person of his rights by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by... more

COLONEL
An officer in the army, next below a brigadier general, bears this title.... more

COLONY
A union of citizens or subjects who have left their country to people another, and remain subject to the mother country. 3 W. C. C. R.... more

COLOR
pleading. It is of two kinds, namely, express color, and implied color. 2. Express color. This is defined to be a feigned matter, pleaded by the defendant,... more

COLOR OR OFFICE
criminal law. A wrong committed by an officer under the pretended authority of his office; in some cases the act amounts to a misdemeanor, and the party... more

COLT
An animal of the horse species, whether male or female, not more than four years old. Russ. & Ry. 416.... more

COMBAT
Eng. law. The form of a forcible encounter between two or more persons or bodies of men; an engagement or battle. A duel.... more

COMBINATION
A union of different things. A patent may be taken out for a new combination of existing machinery, or machines. See 2 Mason, 112; and Composition... more

COMBUSTIO DOMORUM
Burning of houses; arson. Vide 4 Bl. Com. 372. ... more

COMES
pleading. In a plea, the defendant says, " And the said C D, by E F, his attorney, comes, and defends, &c. The word comes, venit, expresses... more

COMES
offices. A Count. An officer during the middle ages, who possessed civil and military authority. Sav. Dr. Rom. Moy. age, n. 80. 2. Vice-comes, the Latin... more

COMITATUS
A county. Most of the states are divided into counties; some, as Louisiana, are divided into parishes.... more

COMITES
Persons who are attached to a public minister, are so called. As to their privileges, see 1 Dall. 117; Baldw. 240; and Ambassador.... more

COMITY
Courtesy; a disposition to accomodate. 2. Courts of justice in one state will, out of comity, enforce the laws of another state, when by such... more

COMMAND
This word has several meanings. 1. It signifies an order; an apprentice is bound to obey the lawful command of his master; a constable may command... more

COMMENCEMENT OF A SUIT OR ACTION
The suit is considered as commenced from the issuing of the writ; 3 Bl. Com. 273, 285; 7 T. R. 4; 1 Wils. 147; 18 John.... more

COMENDAM
eccles. law. When a benefice or church living is void or vacant, it is commended to the. care of some sufficient clerk to be supplied, until it... more