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REPAIRS
That work which is done to an estate to keep it in good order. 2. What a party is bound to do, when... more

REPARATION
The redress of an injury; amends for a tort inflicted. Vide Remedy; Redress. ... more

REPARTIONE, FACIENDA, WRIT DE
The name of an ancient writ which lies by one or more joint tenants against the other joint tenants, or by a person owning a house... more

REPEAL
legislation. The abrogation or destruction of a law by a legislative act. 2. A repeal is express; as when it is literally declared... more

REPERTORY
This word is nearly synonymous with inventory, and is so called because its contents are arranged in such order as to be easily found. Clef des... more

REPETITION
construction of wills. A repetition takes place when the same testator, by the same testamentary instrument, gives to the same legatee legacies of equal amount and... more

REPETITION
civil law. The act by which a person demands and seeks to recover what he has paid by mistake, or delivered on a condition which has... more

REPETITION
Scotch law. The act of reading over a witness deposition, in order that he may adhere to it, or correct it at his choice. The same... more

REPLEADER
practice. When an immaterial issue has been formed, the court will order the parties to plead de novo, for the purpose of obtaining a better issue... more

REPLEGIARE
To redeem a thing detained or taken by another, by putting in legal sureties. See Replevin. ... more

REPLEVIN
remedies. The name of an action for the recovery of goods and chattels. 2. It will be proper to consider, 1. For what... more

REMAINDER
estates. The remnant of an estate in lands or tenements expectant on a particular estate, created together with the same, at one time. Co. Litt. 143... more

REMAINDER-MAN
One who is entitled to the remainder of the estate after a particular estate carved out of it has expired. ... more

TO REMAND
To send back or recommit. When a prisoner is brought before a judge on a habeas corpus, for the purpose of obtaining his liberty, the judge... more

REMANDING A CAUSE
practice. The sending it back to the same court out ofwhich it came for the purpose of having some action on it there. March, R. 100.... more

REMANENT PRO DEFECTU EMPTORUM
practice. The return made by the sheriff to a writ of execution when he has not been able to sell the property seized, that the same... more

REMANET
practice. The causes which are entered for trial, and which cannot be tried during tho term, are remanets. Lee s Dict. Trial, vii.; 1 Sell. Pr.... more

REMEDIAL
That which affords a remedy; as, a remedial statute, or one which is made to supply some defects or abridge some superfluities of the common law.... more

RELEVANT EVIDENCE
That which is applicable to the issue and which ought to be received; the phrase is used in opposition to irrelevant evidence, which is that which... more

REMEDY
The means employed to enforce a right or redress an injury. 2. The importance of selecting a proper remedy is made strikingly evident by... more

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