A Law Dictionary of Words, Terms, Abbreviations and Phrases which are Peculiar to the Law and of Those which Have a Peculiar Meaning in the Law: Containing Latin Phrases and Maxims with Their Translations and a Table of the Names of the Reports and Their Abbreviations
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ABBREVIATIONS action Admiralty Aequitas Appeals assize bill causa cause Circuit Court Reports Civil Law Comm Common Pleas Reports contract corporation Court of Session creditor crime criminal debet debt deed defendant easement Ecclesiastical English Chancery Reports English Common Pleas English Exchequer English King's Bench Equity Reports Exchequer Reports facit fee simple heir House of Lords injury judge judgment judicial jure jurisdiction jury justice king King's Bench Reports land Law Reports lege legem legis marriage ment N. Y. Supp Nemo nihil Nisi Prius officer one's party person plaintiff pleading possession potest punishment quae quam quod rent Roman law Scotch Court seisin ship South Carolina Spanish statute sunt tempore tenant thing tion trial United States Circuit Upper Canada Verba vols writ York York Supreme Court
Page 195 - Is a gift of an aggregate sum to a body of persons uncertain in number at the time of the gift, to be ascertained at a future time, and who are all to take in equal or In some other definite proportions, the share of each being dependent for Its amount upon the ultimate number of persons.
Page 451 - ... the rule against perpetuities. "The rule against perpetuities is thus stated : 'No interest subject to a condition precedent is good unless the condition must be fulfilled, if at all, within twenty-one years after some life in being at the creation of the interest.
Page 235 - So it is said that an independent contractor is one who, exercising an independent employment, contracts to do a piece of work according to his own methods, and without being subject to the control of his employer, except as to the result of the work.
Page 391 - the existence of such facts and circumstances as would excite the belief, in a reasonable mind, acting on the facts within the knowledge of the prosecutor, that the person charged was guilty of the crime for which he was prosecuted.
Page 389 - 'the proper meaning of a privileged communication is only this : that the occasion on which the communication was made rebuts the inference prima facie arising from a statement prejudicial to the character of the plaintiff, and puts it upon him to prove that there was malice in fact — that the defendant was actuated by motives of personal spite or ill-will, independent of the occasion on which the communication was made,' " and Lord Lindley in Stuart v.
Page 417 - Quod principi placuit legis habet vigorem: utpote cum lege regia, quae de imperio eius lata est, populus ei et in eum omne suum imperium et potestatem conferat...
Page 399 - It is perhaps correct to say that public policy is that principle of law which holds that no person can lawfully do that which has a tendency to be' injurious to the public or against the public good, which may be designated, as it sometimes has been, the policy of the law or public policy in relation to the administration of the law.
Page 487 - A surety is one who at the request of another, and for the purpose of securing to him a benefit, becomes responsible for the performance by the latter of some act in favor of a third person, or hypothecates property as security therefor.
Page 459 - In the case of an insurance for a certain voyage it is clearly established that there is an implied warranty that the vessel shall be seaworthy, by which it is meant that she shall be in a fit state as to repairs, equipment and crew, and in all other respects, to encounter the ordinary perils of the voyage insured at the time of sailing upon it.