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CONJOINTS
Persons married to each other. Story, Confl. of L. 71; Wolff. Dr. de la Nat. 858.... more

CONJUGAL
Matrimonial; belonging, to marriage as, conjugal rights, or the rights which belong to the husband or wife as such.... more

CONJUNCTIVE
contracts, wills, instruments. A term in grammar used to designate particles which connect one word to another, or one proposition to another proposition. 2. There are many... more

CONJURATION
A swearing together. It signifies a plot, bargain, or compact made by a number of persons under oath, to do some public harm. In times of... more

CONNECTICUT
The name of one of the original states of the United States of America. It was not until the year 1665 that the territory now known... more

CONNIVANCE
An agreement or consent, indirectly given, that something unlawful shall be done by another. 2. The connivance of the husband to his wife"s prostitution deprives... more

CONQUEST
feudal law. This term was used by the feudists to signify purchase.... more

CONQUEST
international law. The acquisition of the sovereignty of a country by force of arms, exercised by an independent power which reduces the vanquished to the submission of... more

CONQUETS
French law. The name given to every acquisition which the husband and wife, jointly or severally, make during the conjugal community. Thus, whatever is acquired by the... more

CONSANGUINITY
The relation subsisting among all the different persons descendiug from the same stock, or common ancestor. Vaughan, 322, 329; 2 Bl. Com. 202 Toull. Dr. Civ..... more

CONSCIENCE
The moral sense, or that capacity of our mental constitution, by which we irresistibly feel the difference between right and wrong. 2. The constitution of... more

CONSENSUAL
civil law. This word is applied to designate one species of contract known in the civil laws; these contracts derive their name from the consent of the... more

CONSENT
An agreement to something proposed, and differs from assent. (q. v.) Wolff, Ins. Nat. part 1, SSSS 27-30; Pard. Dr. Com. part 2, tit. 1, n.... more

CONSENT RULE
In the English practice, still adhered to in some of the states of the American Union, the defendant in ejectment is required to enter on record... more

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
torts. Those damages or those losses which arise not from the immediate act of the party, but in consequence of such act; as if a man throw... more

CONSERVATOR
A preserver, a protector. 2. Before the institution of the office of justices of the peace in England, the public order was maintained by officers... more

CONSIDERATIO CURLAE
practice. The judgment of the court. In pleadings where matters are determined by the court, it is said, therefore it is considered and adjudged by the court... more

CONSIDERATION
contracts. A compensation which is paid, or all inconvenience suffered by the, party from whom it proceeds. Or it is the reason which moves the contracting party... more

CONSIDERATUM EST
per curiam. It is considered by the court. This formula is used in giving judgments. A judgment is the decision or sentence of the law, given... more

CONSIGNATION
contracts. In the civil law, it is a deposit which a debtor makes of the thing that he owes, into the hands of a third person, and... more