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" From this method of interpreting laws by the reason of them, arises what we call equity, which is thus defined by Grotius : "the correction of that wherein the law (by reason of its universality) is deficient. "
A Scientific Demonstration of the Future Life - Page 20
by Thomson Jay Hudson - 1904 - 326 pages
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...interpreting laws, by the reason of them, arises what we call equity ; which is thus defined by Grotius1", "the correction of that, wherein the law (by "reason of its universality) is deficient." For since [62] in laws all cases cannot be foreseen or expressed, it is necessary, that when the general...
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A Concise View of the Constitution of England

George Custance - Constitutional history - 1808 - 448 pages
...method of interpreting laws by the reason of them, arises what is called equity ; by which is meant the correction of that, wherein the law (by reason of its universality) is deficient. Lastly, there is the Law, and Custom of Parliament, which constitutes one branch of the common law,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of ..., Volume 1

Lord Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee - Lawyers - 1814
...reasonings. " Equity," (says this author, vol. i. Introd. 2.) " is " thus defined by Grotius, " The correction of that wherein the law, by reason of its universality, is deficient." " Equity thus depending," (he adds), " essentially upon the particular circumstances of each '*...
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Memoirs of the life and writings of ... Henry Home of Kames [by A.F. Tytler].

Alexander Fraser Tytler (lord Woodhouselee.) - 1814
...Equity," (says this author, vol. i. Introd. 2.) " is " thus defined by Grotius, " The correc" tion of that wherein the law, by reason of ** its universality, is deficient." " Equity " thus depending," (he adds), " essentially ** upon the particular circumstances of each...
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Leigh's new picture of London; or, A view of the ... British metropolis [ed ...

Samuel Leigh (publisher.) - 1818
...rigour of the common law ; considering the intention rather than the words of the law ; equity being the correction of that wherein the law, by reason of its universality, is deficient. On this ground, therefore, to maintain a suit in chancery, it is always alleged that the plaintiff...
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The Edinburgh monthly magazine [afterw.] Blackwood's Edinburgh ..., Volume 5

1819
...ne. cessary under all governments, for cor. rection, as our Blackstone expresses it after Grotius, ' of that wherein the law, by reason of its universality is deficient.' But in our constitution alone has the ad. vantage grown of a separation of the two powers ; limiting...
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The British Prose Writers: Sheldon's table talk. Sir W. Blackstone's ...

British prose literature - 1821
...or the spirit and reason of the law. x. From the latter method of interpretation arises equity, or the correction of that wherein the law (by reason of its universality) is deficient. CHAPTER II. Of the Groundt and Foundation of the Laws of England. THE laws of England are of two kinds...
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A Hand-book: Or, Concise Dictionary of Terms Used in the Arts and Sciences

Walter Hamilton - Industries - 1825 - 451 pages
...Shair grass or Dutch rush. EUUITV. In Law, the rules of decision ohserved by the court of Chancery. 2. The correction of that wherein the law (by reason of its universality) is deficient. EQUIVALENTS. In Chemistry, certain quantities of two bodies, each sufficient to neutralize a third...
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A hand-book; or, concise dictionary of terms used in the arts and sciences

Walter Hamilton (M.R.A.S.) - History - 1825
...Sttltir grass or Dutch rush. EQUITY. In Law, the rules of decision observed by the court of Chancery. 2. The correction of that wherein the law (by reason of its universality) is def,cient. EQUIVALENTS. In Chemistry, certain quantities of two bodies, each sufficient to neutralize...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 11; Volume 24

United States. Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black - Law reports, digests, etc - 1826
...Commonwealth. If equity, as applied to the construction of statutes by an eminent writer, means, " the correction of that wherein the law, by reason of its universality, is deficient ;" or, as another de- 1826. fines it, " interpreting statutes by the reason of them," may be applied...
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