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CONDEDIT
eccl. law. The name of a plea, entered by a party to a libel filed in the ecclesiastical court, in which it is pleaded that the deceased... more

CONDELEGATES
Advocates who have been appointed judges of the bigh court of delegates are so called. Shelf. on Lun. 310.... more

CONDEMNATION
mar. law. The sentence or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction that a ship or vessel taken as a prize on the high seas, was liable... more

CONDEMNATION
civil law. A sentence of judgment which condemns some one to do, to give, or to pay something; or which declares that his claim or pretensions are... more

CONDICTIO INDEBITI
civil law. When the plaintiff has paid to the defendant by mistake what he was not bound to pay either in fact or in law, he may... more

CONDICTION
Lat. condictio. This term is used in the civil law in the same sense as action. Condictio certi, is an action for the recovery of a certain... more

CONDITION
contracts, wills. In its most extended signification, a condition is a clause in a contract or agreement which has for its object to suspend, to rescind, or... more

CONDITION
persons. The situation in civil society which creates certain relations between the individual, to whom it is applied, and one or more others, from which mutual rights... more

CONDITIONAL OBLIGATION
One which is superseded by a condition under which it was created and which is not yet accomplished. Poth. Obl. n. 176, 198.... more

CONDITIONS OF SALE
contracts. The terms upon which the vendor of property by auction pro poses to sell it; the instrument containing these terms, when reduced to writing or printing,... more

CONDONATION
A term used in the canon law. It is a forgiveness by the husband of his wife, or by a wife of her husband, of... more

CONDUCT
law of nations. This term is used in the phrase safe conduct, to signify the security given, by authority of the government, under the great seal, to... more

CONDUCT MONEY
The money advanced to a witness who has been subpoenaed to enable him to attend a trial, i"s so called. CONDUCTOR OPERARUM, civil law. One who... more

CONFEDERACY
intern. law. An agreement between two or more states or nations, by which they unite for their mutual protection and good. This term is applied to such... more

CONFEDERACY
crim. law. An agreement between two or more persons to do an unlawful act, or an act, which though not unlawful in itself, becomes so by the... more

CONFEDERACY
equity pleading. The fourth part of a bill in chancery usually charges a confederacy; this is either general or special. 2. The first is by alleging... more

CONFEDERATION
government. The name given to that form of government which the American colonies, on shaking off the British yoke, devised for their mutual safety and government. 2.... more

CONFERENCE
practice, legislation. In practice, it is the meeting of the parties or their attorneys in a cause, for the purpose of endeavoring to settle the same. 2.... more

CONFESSION
crim. law, evidence. The voluntary declaration made by a person who has committed a crime or misdemeanor, to another, of the agency or participation which he had... more

CONFESSIONS AND AVOIDANCE
pleadings. Pleas in confession and avoidance are those which admit the averments in the plaintiff Is declaration to be true, and allege new facts which obviate and... more