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RE-EXCHANGE
contracts, commerce. The expense incurred by a bill s being dishonored in a foreign country where it is made payable, and returned to that country in... more

REDDENDO SINGULA SINGULIS
construction. By rendering each his own; for example, when two descriptions of property are given together in one mass, both the next of kin and the... more

REDDENDUM
contracts. A word used substantively, and is that clause in a deed by which the grantor reserves something new to himself out of that which he... more

REDEMPTION
contracts. The act of taking back by the seller from the buyer a thing which had been sold subject to th right of repurchase. ... more

REDEMPTIONES
Heavy fines, contradistinguished from misericordia. (q. v.) ... more

REDHIBITION
civil law, and in Louisiana. The avoidance of a sale on account of some vice or defect in the thing sold, which renders it absolutely useless,... more

REDIDIT SE
Eng. practice. He surrendered himself. This is endorsed on the bail piece when a certificate has been made by the proper officer that the defendant is... more

REDITUS ALBI
A rent payable in money; sometimes called white rent or, blanche farm. Vide Alba firma. ... more

REDITUS NIGRI
A rent payable in grain, work, and the like; It was also called black mail. This name was given to it to distinguish it from reditus... more

RE-DRAFT
comm. law. A bill of exchange drawn at the place where another bill was made payable, and where it was protested, upon the place where the... more

REDRESS
The act of receiving satisfaction for an injury sustained. For the mode of obtaining redress, vide Remedies 1 Chit. Pr. Annal. Table. ... more

REDUBBERS
crim law. Those who bought stolen cloth, and dyed it of another color to prevent its being identified, were anciently so called. 3 Inst. 134. ... more

REDUNDANCY
Matter introduced in an answer, or pleading, which is foreign to the bill or articles. 2. In the case of Dysart v. Dysart,... more

RE-ENTRY
estates. The resuming or retaking possession of land which the-party lately had. 2. Ground rent deeds and leases frequently contain a clause authorizing the... more

REEVE
The name of an ancient English officer of justice, inferior in rank to an alderman. 2. He was a ministerial officer, appointed... more

RE-EXAMINATION
A second examination of a thing. A witness maybe reexamined, in a trial at law, in the discretion of the court, and this is seldom refused.... more

RECUSATION
civ. law. A plea or exception by which the defendant requires that the judge having jurisdiction of the cause, should abstain from deciding upon the ground... more

RECUSANTS, or POPISH RECUSANTS
Engl. law. Persons who refuse to make the declarations against popery, and such as promote, encourage, or profess the popish religion. 2. These are... more

RECREANT
A Coward; a poltroon. 3 Bl. Com. 340. ... more

RECUPERATORES
Roman civil law. A species of judges originally established, it is supposed, to decide controversies between Roman citizens and strangers, concerning the right to the possession... more

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