A new law dictionary: containing explanations of such technical terms and phrases as occur in the works of legal authors, in practics of the courts, etc. To which is added an outline of an action at law and of a suit in equity
C.C. Little and J. Brown, 1850
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Page 9 - estate; or knight, earl, marquis, &c., which are termed additions of degree; or painter, carpenter, &c., which are termed additions of trade. The place of abode also of a person is frequently included in the term addition. Ex. gr. " He bade me from him call thee Thane of Cawdor; in which addition hail most worthy thane."—Macbeth.
Page 390 - to receive the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, according to the usage of the Church of England, in some public church immediately after divine service and sermon, and to deliver into court a certificate thereof, signed by the minister and churchwarden, and also to prove the same by two credible witnesses, upon forfeiture of 500/. and disability to hold the
Page 48 - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, nor the islands of Man, Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, or Sark, nor any islands adjacent to any of them (being part of the dominions of her majesty) are deemed beyond the seas within the meaning of the 3 & 4 Will. 4,
Page 194 - Corpus ad subjiciendum, directed to the person detaining another, and commanding him to produce the body of the prisoner, with the day and cause of his caption and detention, ad faciendum, subjiciendum et recipiendum, to do, submit to, and receive whatsoever the judge or court awarding such writ shall consider in that behalf.—3
Page 454 - command you, [" and every one of you," if more than one defendant] that within " eight days" after the service of this writ on you, exclusive of the day of such service, laying all other matters and excuses aside, you do cause an appearance to be entered for you in our High Court
Page 396 - heir; or if a man do levy war against our lord the king in his realm, or be adherent to the king's enemies in his realm, giving to them aid and comfort in the realm or elsewhere, and such
Page 375 - Account of securities purchased with surplus interest arising from securities carried to an account of monies placed out for the benefit and better security of the suitors of the High Court of Chancery." In cases of poverty the court will sometimes allow the costs of a defendant's contempt to be paid out of the "Suitors
Page 392 - denned to be the tenth part of the increase yearly arising and renewing from the profits of lands, the stock upon lands, and the personal industry of the inhabitants ; the first species being usually called predial, and consisting of corn, grass, hops, wood and the like: the second mixed, as of wool, milk, pigs, &c., consisting,
Page 253 - comprehends both crimes and misdemesnors ; which, properly speaking, are mere synonymous terms, though in common usage the word " crimes" is made to denote such offences as are of a deeper and more atrocious dye; while smaller faults and omissions of less consequence are comprised under the milder term of