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REGISTER
evidence. A book containing a record of facts as they occur, kept by public authority; a register of births, marriages and burials. 2. Although... more

REGISTER
common law. The certificate of registry granted to the person or persons entitled thereto, by the collector of the district, comprehending the port to which any... more

REGISTER or REGISTRAR
An officer authorized by law to keep a record called a register or registry; as the register for the probate of wills. ... more

REGISTER FOR THE PROBATE OF WILLS
An officer in Pennsylvania, who has gene- rally the same powers that judges of probates and surrogates have in other states, and the ordinary has in... more

REGENT
1. A ruler, a governor. The term is usually applied to one who governs a regency, or rules in the place of another. ... more

REGIAM MAJESTATEM
The name of an ancient law book ascribed to David I of Scotland. It is, according to Dr. Robertson, a servile copy of Glanville. Ro- bertson... more

REGICIDE
The killing of a king, aud, by extension, of a queen. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, vol. 1, p. 300. REGIDOR. Laws of the Spanish empire of... more

REGENCY
The authority of the person in monarchical countries invested with the right of governing the state in the name of the monarch, during his minority, absence,... more

REFORMATION
criminal law. The act of bringing back a criminal to such a sense of justice, so that he may live in society without any detriment to... more

TO REFRESH
To reexamine a subject by having a reference to something connected with it. 2. A witness has a right to examine a memorandum... more

TO REFUND
To pay back by the party who has received it, to the party who has paid it, money which ought not to have been paid.... more

REFUSAL
The act of declining to receive or to do something. 2. A grantee may refuse a title, vide Assent; one appointed executor... more

REFORM
To reorganize; to rearrange as, the jury "shall be reformed by putting to and taking out of the persons so impanneled." Stat. 3 H. VIII. c.... more

REFERENDUM
international law. When an amhassador receives propositions touching an object over which he has no sufficient power and he is without instruction, he accepts it ad... more

REFALO
A word composed of the three initial syllables re. fa. lo., for recordari facias loquelam. (q. v.) 2 Sell. Pr 160; 8 Dowl. R. 514. ... more

REFECTION
civil law. Reparation, reestablishment of a building. Dig. 19, 1, 6, 1. ... more

REFEREE
A person to whom has been referred a matter in dispute, in order that he may settle it. His judgment is called an award. Vide Arbitrator;... more

REFERENCE
contracts. An agreement to submit to certain arbitrators, matters in dispute between two or more parties, for their decision, and judgment. The persons to whom such... more

REFERENCE
mercantile law. A direction or request by a party who asks a credit to the person from whom he expects it, to call on some... more

REFERENCE
practice. The act of sending any matter by a court of chancery or one exercising equitable powers, to a master or other officer, in order that... more

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