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RELATION
contracts, construction. When an act is done at one time, and it operates upon the thing as if done at another time, it is said... more

RELATIONS
kindred. In its most extensive signification, this term includes all the kindred of the person spoken of. In a more limited sense, it signifies those persons... more

RELAPSE
The condition of one who, after having abandoned a course of vice, returns to it again. Vide Recidive. ... more

RELATION
civil law. The report which the judges made of the proceedings in certain suits to the prince were so called. 2. These relations... more

REISSUABLE NOTES
Bank notes, which after having been once paid, may again be put into circulation, are so called. 2. They cannot properly be called... more

REJOINDER
pleadings. The name of the defendant s answer to the plaintiff s replication. 2. The general requisites of a rejoinder are, 1. It... more

REHABILlTATION
The act by which a man is restored to his former ability, of which he had been deprived by a conviction, sentence or judgment of a... more

REHEARING
A second consideration which the court gives to a cause, on a second argument. 2. A rehearing takes place principally when the court... more

REI INTERVENTUS
When a party is imperfectly bound in an obligation, he may in general, annul such imperfect obligation; but when he has permitted the opposite party to... more

RE-INSURANCE
mar. contr. An insurance made by a former insurer, his executors, administrators, or assigns, to protect himself and his estate from a risk to which they... more

REGISTRARIUS
An ancient name given to a notary. In England this name is confined to designate the officer of some court, the records or archives of which... more

REGISTRUM BREVIUM
The name of an ancient book which was a collection of writs. See Register of Writs ... more

REGISTRY
A book authorized by law, in which writings are registered or recorded. Vide To Record; Register. ... more

REGNANT
One having authority as a king; one in the exercise of royal authority. ... more

REGRATING
crim. law. Every practice or device, by act, conspiracy, words, or news, to enhance the price of victuals or other merchandise, is so denomin-ated. 3 Inst.... more

REGRESS
Returning; going back opposed to ingress. (q. v.) ... more

REGULAR DEPOSIT
One where the thing deposited must be returned. It is distinguished from an irregular deposit. ... more

REGULAR AND IRREGULAR PROCESS
Regular process is that which has been lawfully issued by a court or magistrate, having competent jurisdiction. Irregular process is that which has been illegally issued.... more

REGISTER OF WRITS
This is a book preserved in the English court of chancery, in which were entered, from time to time, all forms of writs once issued. ... more

REGIMIENTO
Laws of the Spanish empire of the Indies. The body of regi- dores who never exceeded twelve, forming a part of the municipal council or ayuntamiento,... more

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