A New Law Dictionary: Containing Explanations of Such Technical Terms and Phrases as Occur in the Works of Legal Authors, in the Practice of the Courts, and in the Parliamentary Proceedings of the Houses of Lords and Commons, to which is Added an Outline of an Action at Law and of a Suit in Equity
Holthouse, Henry James. A New Law Dictionary, Containing Explanations of Such Technical Terms and Phrases As Defined in the Works of Legal Authors, in the Practice of the Courts, and in the Parliamentary Proceedings of the Houses of Lords and Commons, To Which Is Added An Outline of An Action at Law and of A Suit in Equity. Edited, from the Second and Enlarged London Edition, With Numerous Additions, by Henry Penington. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847. viii, -495 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-49350. ISBN 1-886363-67-6. Cloth. $75. * Reprint of the first American edition, edited from the second enlarged London edition. This work approaches the law as a science. Noteworthy because the definitions are followed by an illustration of the term, and because this edition includes American legal terms not found in the London edition. The Appendix contains an outline of an action at law and of a suit in equity, intended to explain and show the relationship which exists between the words. "... one of the best concise Law Dictionaries in use." Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 394. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5444.
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A New Law Dictionary: Containing Explanations of Such Technical Terms and ...
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Halaman 450 - These villeins, belonging principally to lords of manors, were either villeins regardant, that is, annexed to the manor or land ; or else they were in gross, or at large, that is, annexed to the person of the lord, and transferable by deed from one owner to another.
Halaman 242 - An indictment is a written accusation of one or more persons of a crime or misdemeanor, preferred to, and presented upon oath by, a grand jury.
Halaman 138 - By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband...
Halaman 444 - ... per annum, to hold till the rents and profits shall repay the sum so borrowed. This is an estate conditioned to be void, as soon as such sum is raised. And in this case the land or pledge is .said to be living: it subsists, and survives the debt; and immediately on the discharge of that, results back to the borrower.
Halaman 168 - In case of divorce a mensa et thoro, the law allows alimony to the wife : which is that allowance which is made to a woman for her support out of the husband's estate : being settled at the discretion of the ecclesiastical judge, on consideration of all the circumstances of the case.
Halaman 434 - ... when a man doth compass or imagine the death of our lord the King, or of our lady his Queen or of their eldest son and heir...
Halaman 235 - Such as is owing to some unavoidable necessity, without any will, intention, or desire, and without any inadvertence or negligence in the party killing, and therefore without any shadow of blame. As, for Instance, by virtue of such an office as obliges one, in the execution of public justice, to put a malefactor to death, who had forfeited his life by the laws and verdict of his country.
Halaman 290 - A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed, or omitted, in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it. This general definition comprehends both crimes and misdemeanors; which, properly speaking, are mere synonymous terms; though in common usage, the word "crimes...
Halaman 453 - Act no insurance shall be made by any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, on the life or lives of any person or persons, or on any other event or events whatsoever, wherein the person or persons for whose use, benefit, or on whose account such policy or policies shall be made shall have no interest, or by way of gaming or wagering ; and that every assurance made contrary to the true intent and meaning hereof shall be null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.