Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
A. Strahan, 1800 - Law
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 371 - 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 162 - ... him, to perform it with integrity, diligence and skill. And, if by his want of either of those qualities any injury accrues to individuals, they have therefore their remedy in damages by a special action on the case.
Page 214 - ... any thing done to the hurt or annoyance of the lands, tenements, or hereditaments of another.
Page 3 - Recaption or reprisal is another species of remedy by the mere act of the party injured. This happens when any one hath deprived another of his property in goods or chattels personal, or wrongfully detains one's wife, child, or servant: in which case the owner of the goods, and the husband, parent, or master, may lawfully claim and retake them wherever he happens to find them, so it be not in a riotous manner, or attended with a breach of the peace.
Page 103 - 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...
Page 453 - Saunders, by their attorneys within contained : and the jurors of the jury whereof mention is within made being...
Page 131 - I. the court of king's bench, relying on some arbitrary precedents, and those perhaps misunderstood, determined that they could 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 384 - A new trial is a rehearing of the cause before another jury; but with as little prejudice to either party, as if it had never been heard before.
Page 353 - Challenges to the array are at once an exception to the whole panel, in which the jury are arrayed or set in order by the sheriff in his return ; and they may be made upon account of partiality or some default in the sheriff, or his under-officer who arrayed the panel.
Page 34 - This was formerly held every three weeks; and its most important business is to determine, by writ of right, all controversies relating to the right of lands within the manor.

Bibliographic information