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CONFESSOR
evid. A priest of some Christian sect, who receives an account of the sins of his people, and undertakes to give them absolution of their sins. 2.... more

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS
evidence. Whatever is communicated professedly by a client to his counsel, solicitor, or attorney, is considered as a confidential communication. 2. This the latter is not permitted... more

CONFIRMATIO CHARTORUM
The name given to a statute passed during reign of the English king Edward I. 25 Ed. I., c. 6. See Bac. Ab. Smuggling, B.... more

CONFIRMATION
contracts, conveyancing. 1 . A contract by which that which was voidable, is made firm and unavoidable. 2. A species of conveyance. 2. - 1. When... more

CONFIRMEE
He to whom a confirmation is made.... more

CONFIRMOR
He who makes a confirmation to another.... more

CONIFISCATION
The act by which the estate, goods or chattels of a person who has been guilty of some crime, or who is a public enemy,... more

CONFLICT
The opposition or difference between two judicial jurisdictions, when they both claim the right to decide a cause, or where they both declare their incompetency. The... more

CONFLICT OF JURISDICTION
The contest between two officers, who each claim to have cognizance of a particular case.... more

CONFLICT OF LAWS
This phrase is used to signify that the laws of different countries, on the subject-matter to be decided, are in opposition to each other; or that... more

CONFRONTATION
crim. law, practice. The act by which a witness is brought in the presence of the accused, so that the latter may object to him, if he... more

CONFUSION
The concurrence of two qualities in the same subject, which mutually destroy each other. Potli. Ob. P. 3, c. 5 3 Bl. Com. 405; Story Bailm.... more

CONFUSION OF GOODS
This takes place where the goods of two or more persons become mixed together so that they cannot be separated. There is a difference between confusion... more

CONFUSION OF RIGHTS
contracts. When the qualities of debtor and creditor are united in the same person, there arises a confusion of rights, which extinguishes the two credits; for instance,... more

CONGE"
A French word which signifies permission, and is understood in that sense in law. Cunn. Diet. h. t. In the French maritime law, it is a... more

CONGEABLE
Eng. law. This word is nearly obsolete. It is derived from the French conge", permission, leave; it signifies that a thing is lawful or lawfully done, or... more

CONGREGATION
A society of a number of persons who compose an ecclesiastical body. In the ecclesiastical law this term is used to designate certain bureaux at Rome,... more

CONGRESS
This word has several significations. 1. An assembly of the deputies convened from different governments, to treat of peace or of other political affairs, is called... more

CONGRESS
med. juris. This name was anciently given in France, England, and other countries, to the-indecent intercourse between married persons, in the presence of witnesses appointed by the... more

CONJECTURE
Conjectures are ideas or notions founded on probabilities without any demonstration of their truth. Mascardus has defined conjecture: "rationable vestigium latentis veritatis, unde nascitur opinio sapientis;" or... more