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192; 5 Sim

524. But relief will be granted only on equitable terms; for he who seeks equity must do equity. 1 Fonbl. Eq. bk. 1, c. 2, § 13, note (p) ; 1 Story, Eq. Jur. i 344. See Catching Bargain; Macedonian Decree. ...

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A Datu, Or A Dato

(Law Lat.) From the date. 2 Salk. 413; Cro. Jac. 135. A Die Datus. From the day of the date. 2 Salk. 413; ,2 Crabb. Real Prop. p. 248, §1301; 1 Ld. Raym. 84, 480; 2 Ld. Raym. 1242. ...

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A latere

(Lat. laius, side). In Respect to Property Rights. (1) Collateral. Used in this sense in speaking of the succession to property. Bracton, 20b, 62b. (2) Without right. Bracton, 42b. In Ecclesiastical Law. Apostolic. A legate a latere is one having full powers to represent the pope as if he were [...]

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A Libellis

(Law Lat.) An officer who had charge of the libelli or petitions addressed to the sovereign. Calv. Lex. A name sometimes given to a chancellor (cancellarius) in the early history of that office. Spelman, voc. Cancellarius. See Chancellor. ...

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A Manibus

(Law Lat.) An officer who wrote for the emperor; one whose hand (manus) was used for writing; an amanuensis. Calv. Lex. ...

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A rendre

(Fr. to render, to yield). Which are to be paid or yielded. Profits a rendre comprehend rents and services. Hammond, N. P. 192. ...

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A Responsis

(Law Lat.) In ecclesiastical law. One whose office it was to give or convey answers; otherwise termed responsalis and apocrisiarius. One who, being consulted on ecclesiastical matters gave answers, counsel, or advice; otherwise termed a consiliis. Spelman, voc. Apocrisiarius. ...

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A Rubro Ad Nigrum

(Lat. from red to black). As a rule of interpretation, to refer from the (red) title or rubric to the (black) body of the statute. It was anciently the custom to print statutes in this manner. Ersk. Inst. 1. 1. 49. ...

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A Terme

(Law Fr.) For term. A Terme de sa Vie. For the term of his life. Y. B. T. 1 Edw, II. 16; Y. B. M. 8 Edw. II. 55, 57. A Terme Que Passe Est. For a term which is past. Y. B. M. 4 Edw. III. 59. ...

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A Tort

(Law Fr.) Of or by wrong; wrongfully. De ses avers a tort pris, of his beasts wrongfully taken. Y. B. M. 3 Hen. VI. 20. ...

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Ab actis

(Lat. actus, an act). A notary; one who takes down words as they are spoken; a name anciently applied to the chancellor. Du Cange, Acta; Spelman, voc. Cancellarius. See Chancellor. A reporter who took down the decisions or acta of the court as they were given. ...

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Abatement

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Abatement Meaning of Abatement A reduction; decrease; as in abatement of pecuniary legacies; where the funds or assets out of which legacies are payable are not sufficient to pay all the legacies in full, [...]

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Acceleration

The doctrine of acceleration as applied to the law of property refers to the hastening of the enjoyment of an estate which is otherwise postponed to a latter period . Acceleration is also a remedy used where there has been an anticipatory Repudiation of a contract or a [...]

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Actio

In civil law. A specifl.c mode of enforcing a right before the courts of law, e. g., legis actio; actio sacramenti. In this sense we speak of actions in our law, e. g., the action of debt. The right to a remedy, thus: Ex irndo pacta non oritur actio, no right of action can arise upon a [...]

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Alimony

Legal Definition and Related Resources of AlimonyAlimony Alternative DefinitionMoney paid for aliment or support. The allowance which a husband, by order of court, pays to his wife, living separate [...]

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Amount

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Amount Meaning of Amount effect , substance or result; the sum. Amount Alternative Definition As applied to money the word amount is S3monymous with [...]

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Architect

One whose profession and occupation is to form or devise plans and designs and draw up specifications for buildings or structures and to superintend their construction. He is one who plans, sketches, and presents the complete details for the erection, Enlargement or alteration of a [...]

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Array

The whole body of jurors summoned to attend court ; the order in which the names of jurors are shown on the panel .

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Articles of Incorporation

The instrument by which a corporation is formed and which states the purpose for which the corporation is being organized, its place of business , the amount of capital stock , the amount of paid in capital, the number and names of directors, etc. See People v Golden Gate Lodge No. [...]

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Ascertain

In common usage it means to see or determine . In a legal sense it means to find out or learn for a certainty by trial , experimentation or experiment; to make sure by investigation. Dallas Rv. & Terminal Co. v Graham, 185 S. W.2d 180.

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Asportation

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Asportation Meaning of Asportation The carrying away of things from one place to another. At common law , the removal of goods from one place to another was one of the requirements of the felony of [...]

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Assault

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Assault Meaning of Assault Any unlawful attempt to injure another person with apparent present ability to effectuate the attempt under circumstances creating a fear of imminent peril . Motlev v state , [...]

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Assembly

The name given to the lower house of the legislature some states. A constitutional right under the 1st amendment of The U.S. constitution , as in freedom of assembly. The right of citizens to peaceably assemble is guaranteed by the 1st Amendment to the federal constitution in that [...]

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Assess

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Assess Meaning of Assess ascertain ; fix the value of; in the context of fiscal statutes, the word has two meanings; firstly, the act of ascertaining and computing the value or the amount such as the [...]

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Assessment

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Assessment Meaning of Assessment The act or process of fixing or ascertaining the value , measure or proportion or interest of any thing or person . In relation to corporations, the term may refer to [...]

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Assets

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Assets Meaning of Assets Used and well understood as including all kinds of property . Property of any kind, real or personal , tangible or intangible , legal or equitable, which can be made available for [...]

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Assignment

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Assignment Meaning of Assignment transfer of property or some interest in property. The term is used correctly to describe the transfer of an interest in property, such as the interest of the mortgagee [...]

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Association

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Association Meaning of Association A union of persons for a common purpose, a confederacy . The persons so uniting. A body of persons not invested legally with corporate status . See Pacific Electric [...]

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Assumpsit

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Assumpsit Meaning of Assumpsit Latin. He undertook or promised. The term was originally used to refer to all contracts, verbal or written, that were not under seal. In practice, referred to the form of [...]

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Assumption Of Risk

In the law of negligence , as a defense , an allegation of a voluntary and willing encounter of a risk of danger which is known, understood and appreciated by party against whom the defense is asserted. In such a defense, the defendant must prove that plaintiff subjectively and [...]

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Assurance

Pledge , guaranty or surety . A declaration tending to inspire full confidence . In conveyancing, means a conveyance , a transfer or an assignment . insurance .

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Assured

A person for whose benefit a policy of insurance has been issued. Although ordinarily synonymous with insured, it is not necessarily so. The owner and sole beneficiary of the policy may be different from the insured person. The former is properly the person assured.

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At Issue

The status of a case at bar , after the issues are joined and the case comes before the court or jury. A criminal case is said to be at issue when defendant enters a plea. state v Padilla, 467 P.2d802, 88 N.M. 160.

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Attach

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Attach Meaning of Attach annex , bind, tie. To take or seize goods and tenements under lawful authority , such as under a writ offt fa. To seize property for purpose of bringing same into the custody [...]

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Attachment

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Attachment Meaning of Attachment The seizure or taking of property for the purpose of placing same under the control of the court and held to satisfy a judgment to be obtained. Russell v Fred G. Pohl Co., [...]

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Attainder

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Attainder Meaning of Attainder A form of punishment for treason or felony , now abolished in England, whereby the convicted person 's civil rights and capacities were extinguished. In the United States [...]

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Attempt

An endeavour or effort to commit a crime . Mere preparation for or the intention to commit the crime does not constitute attempt. The term indicates that the culprit had actually commenced the transaction which, if uninterrupted, would have proceeded to its completion, and when [...]

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Attestation Clause

The writing at the end of a will wherein the witness certifies that the instrument has been executed before him.

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Attorn

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Attorn Meaning of Attorn Agree to become tenant to one as owner of an estate previously held by another. See attornment . Attorn Alternative Definition To [...]

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Attornment

The agreement between the new owners of reversion or fee and the tenant of the old owner that the tenant will continue to hold the leasehold and pay the rents to the new owner. The term has its origin in feudal English law. In recent times, the term has been loosely used to refer [...]

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