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RELICT
A widow; as A B, relict of C D. ... more

RELICTA VFRIFICATIONE
When a judgment is confessed by cognovit actionem after plea pleaded, and then the plea is withdrawn, it is called a confession or cognovit actionem relicta... more

RELICTION
An increase of the land by the sudden retreat of the sea or a river. 2. Relicted lands arising from the sea and... more

RELIEF
Engl. law. A relief was an incident to every feudal tenure, by way of fine or composition with the lord for taking up the estate which... more

RELIEF
practice. That assistance which a court of chancery will lend to a party to annul a contract tinctured with fraud, or where there has been a... more

RELIGION
Real piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow men. 2. There are many actions... more

RELEASE
estates. The "conveyance of a man s interest or right, which he hath unto a thing, to another that hath the possession thereof, or some estate... more

RELIGIOUS TEST
The constitution of the United States, art. 6, s. 3, de-clares that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or... more

RELINQUISHMENT
practice. A forsaking, abandoning, or giving over a right; for example, a plaintiff may relinquish a bad count in a declaration, and proceed on the good:... more

RELOCATION
Scotch law, contracts. To let again to renew a lease, is called a relocation. 2. When a tenant holds over after the expiration... more

RELEASEE
A person to whom a release is made. ... more

RELEASOR
He who makes a release. ... more

RELEGATION
civil law. Among the Romans relegation was a banishment to a certain place, and consequently was an interdiction of all places except the one designated. ... more

RELEVANCY
By this term is understood the evidence which is applicable to the issue joined; it is relevant when it is applicable to the issue, and ought... more

RELATIVE
One connected with another by blood or affinity; a relation, a kinsman or kinswoman. In an adjective sense, having relation or connexion with some other person... more

RELATIVE POWERS
Those which relate to land, so called to distinguish them from those which are collateral to it. 2. These powers are appendant, as... more

RELATIVE RIGHTS
Those to which a person is entitled in consequence of his relation with others such as the rights of a hushand in relation to his wife;... more

RELEASE
Releases are of two kinds. 1. Such as give up, discharge, or abandon a right of action. 2. Such as convey a man s interest... more

RELEASE
contracts. A release is the giving or discharging of a right of action which a man has or may claim against another, or that which... more

RELATOR
A rehearser or teller; one who, by leave of court, brings an information in the nature of a quo warranto. 2. At common... more

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