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EXTENT IN CHIEF
English practice. An execution issuing out of the exchequer at the suit of the crown. It is a mere "fiscal writ. See. West on Extents, 2 Tidd.... more

EXTENUATION
That which renders a crime or tort less heinous than it would be without it: it is opposed to aggravation. (q. v. ) 2.... more

EXTERRITORIALITY
This term is used by French jurists to signify the immunity of certain persons, who, although in the state, are not amenable to its laws, foreign... more

EXTINCTION OF A THING
When a thing which is the subject of a contract has been destroyed, the contract is of course rescinded as, for example, if Paul sell his... more

EXTINGUISHMENT
contracts. The destruction of a right or contract - the act by which a contract is made void. 2. Art extinguishment may be by matter... more

EXTORSIVELY
A technical word used in indictments for extortion. In North Carolina, it seems, the crime of extortion may be charged without using this word. 1 Hayw. R.... more

EXTORTION
crimes. In a large sense it, signifies any oppression, under color of right: but in a more strict sense it means the unlawful taking by any officer,... more

EXTRA-DOTAL PROPERTY
In Louisiana this term is used to designate that property which forms no part of the dowry of a woman, and which is also called paraphernal... more

EXTRA VIAM
Out of the way. When, in an action of trespass, the defendant pleads a right of way, the defendant may reply extra viam, that the trespass was... more

EXTRACT
A part of a writing. In general this is not evidence, because the whole of the writing may explain the part extracted, so as... more

EXTRADITION
civil law. The act of sending, by authority of law, a person accused of a crime to a foreign jurisdiction where it was committed, in order that he... more

EXTRAJUDICIAL
That which does not belong to the judge or his jurisdiction, notwithstanding which he takes. cognizance of it. Extrajudicial judgments and acts are absolutely void. Vide... more

EXTRAVAGANTES
canon law. This is the name given to the constitutions of the popes posterior to the Clementines, they are thus called quasi vagantes extra corpus juris, to express... more

EXTREMIS
When a person is sick beyond the hope of recovery, and near death, he is said to be in extremism. 2. A will made in... more

EY
A watery place, water. Co. Litt 6. ... more

EYE-WITNESS
One who saw the act or fact to which he testifies. When an eye-witness testifies, and is a man of intelligence and integrity, much reliance must... more

EYOTT
A small island arising in a river. Fleta, lib. 3, c. 2, s. b, Bract. lib. 2, c. 2. See lsand. ... more

EYRE
Vide Eire Justiciarii Itinerantes.... more

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