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EXONERATION
The taking off a burden or duty. 2. It is a rule in the distribution of an intestates estate that the debts which he... more

EXONERATUR
practice. A short note entered on a bail piece, that the bail is exonerated or discharged in consequence of having fulfilled the condition of his obligation, made by... more

EXPATRIATION
The voluntary act of abandoning ones country and becoming the citizen or subject of another. 2. Citizens of the United States have the right to... more

EXPECTANCY
estates. Having a relation to or dependence upon something future. 2. Estates are of two sorts, either in possession, sometimes called estates executed, or in expectancy,... more

EXPECTANT
Having relation to, or depending upon something, this word is frequently used in connexion with fee, as fee expectant. ... more

EXPECTATION
That which may be expected, although contingent. In the doctrine of life annuities, that share or number of the years of human life which a person... more

EXPENSAE LITIS
Expenses of the suit, the costs which are generally allowed to the successful party. ... more

EXPERTS
From the Latin experti,which signifies, instructed by experience. Persons who are selected by the courts or the parties in a cause on account of their knowledge... more

EXPILATION
civil law. The crime of abstracting the goods of a succession. 2. This is said not to be a theft, because the property no longer... more

EXPIRATION
Cessation, end. As, the expiration of, a lease, of a contract, or statute. 2. In general, the expiration of a contract puts an end... more

EXPORTATION
commercial law. The act of sending goods and merchandise from one country to another. 2 Mann. & Gran. 155, 3 Mann. & Gran. 959. 2. In... more

EXPOSE
A French word, sometimes applied to a written document, containing the reasons or motives for doing a thing. The word occurs in diplomacy. ... more

EXPOSITION DE PART
French law. The abandonment of a child, unable to take care of itself, either in a public or private place. 2. If the child thus... more

EXPRESS
That which is made known, and not left to implication. The opposite of implied. It is a rule, that when a matter or thing is expressed,... more

EXPRESSION
The term or use of language employed to explain a thing. 2. It is a general rule, that expressions shall be construed, when... more

EXPROMISSION
civil law. The act by which a creditor accepts a new debtor, who becomes bound instead of the old, the latter being released. It is a species... more

EXPROMMISSOR
civil law. By this term is understood the person who alone becomes bound for the debt of another, whether the latter were obligated or not. He differs from... more

EXPULSION
The act of depriving a member of a body politic, corporate, or of a society, of his right of membership therein, by the vote of such... more

EXTENSION
comm. law. This term is applied among merchants to signify an agreement made between a debtor and his creditors, by which the latter, in order to enable the... more

EXTENT IN AID
English practice. An exchequer process, formerly much used, and now liable to be abused, it is regulated by 57 Geo. III. o. 117. ... more

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