Commentaries on the laws of England, in four books, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, for T. Cadell, 1794 - Law
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Page xvi - George Saunders, by their attorneys within contained : and the jurors of the jury whereof mention is within made being...
Page 351 - ... that he cause to come here, on such a day, twelve free and lawful men, liberos et legales homines, of the body of his county, by whom the truth of the matter may be better known, and who are neither of kin to the aforesaid A nor the aforesaid B, to recognize the truth of the issue between the said parties.
Page 45 - The surmise, of being debtor to the king, is therefore become matter of form and mere words of course, and the court is open to all the nation equally.
Page 105 - The marshalling of coat-armour, which was formerly the pride and study of all the best families in the kingdom, is now greatly disregarded; and has fallen into the hands of certain officers and attendants upon this court, called heralds, who consider it only as a matter of lucre, and not of justice: whereby such falsity and confusion have crept into their records, (which ought to be the standing evidence of families, descents, and...
Page 377 - And herein they state the naked facts, as they find them to be proved, and pray the advice of the court thereon; concluding conditionally, that if upon the whole matter the court should be of opinion that the plaintiff had cause of action, they then find for the plaintiff; if otherwise, then for the defendant.
Page 261 - A WRIT of quo warranto is in the nature of a writ of right for the king, against him who claims or usurps any office, franchise, or liberty, to inquire by what authority he supports his claim, in order to determine the right r.
Page 215 - ... any thing done to the hurt or annoyance of the lands, tenements, or hereditaments of another.
Page 133 - Bench, relying on some arbitrary precedents (and those perhaps misunderstood) determined that they would not, upon a Habeas Corpus, either bail or deliver a prisoner, though committed -without any cause assigned, in case he was committed by the special command of the King, or by the Lords of the Privy Council.
Page 396 - Interlocutory judgments are such as are given in the middle of a cause, upon some plea, proceeding, or default, which is only intermediate, and does not finally determine or complete the suit.
Page 33 - ... its jurisdiction extends to administer justice for all commercial injuries done in that very fair or market, and not in any preceding one. So that the injury must be done, complained of, heard, and determined, within the compass of one and the same day, unless the fair continues longer.

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