Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

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Bancroft-Whitney Company, 1915 - Law

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Page 90 - what has been advanced, the truth of the former branch of our definition, is (I trust) sufficiently evident; that "municipal law is a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state." I proceed now to the latter branch of it; that it is a rule so prescribed,
Page 567 - own civil list; it was made one of the articles of the bill of rights/ that the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 279 - (1) If a Money Bill, having been passed by the House of Commons, and sent up to the House of Lords at least one month before the end of the Session, is not passed by the House of Lords without amendment within one month after it is so sent up to
Page 268 - It must be owned that Mr. Locke," and other theoretical writers, have held, that "there remains still inherent in the people a supreme power to remove or alter the legislative, when they find the legislative act contrary to the trust reposed in them: for, when such trust is abused, it is thereby
Page 243 - it is declared that levying money for or to the use of the crown, by pretense of prerogative, without grant of parliament, or for longer time, or in other manner, than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page 706 - which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe. And yet there are very few that will give themselves the trouble to consider the original and foundation of this right.* Pleased as we are with the possession, we seem afraid to
Page 624 - is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband: under whose wing, protection, and cover, she performs everything; and is therefore called in our law-French a feme covert, foemina viro co-operta; is said to be covert-baron, or under the protection and influence of her husband, her baron, or lord; and her condition during her marriage is called her coverture.™ Upon this
Page 243 - that no man shall be compelled to yield any gift, loan, or benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of parliament. And, lastly, by the statute 1 W. & M., st. 2, c. 2
Page 623 - 598. (1) Coverture of wife.—By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law:" that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, 14
Page 220 - is the immediate gift of God, a right inherent by nature in every individual; and it begins in contemplation of law as soon as an infant is able to stir in the mother's womb. For if a woman is quick with child, and by a potion or otherwise killeth it in her womb; or if anyone

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