Mississippi Digest Annotated: A Complete Digest of All Reported Mississippi Decisions from the Earliest Times to September 2, 1911, Volume 2

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911 - Law reports, digests, etc

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Page 115 - The rule of law is clear, that where one by his words or conduct wilfully causes another to believe the existence of a certain state of things, and induces him to act on that belief so as to alter his own previous position, the former is concluded from averring against the latter a different state of things as existing at the same time.
Page 355 - The probate is, however, merely operative as the authenticated evidence, and not at all as the foundation, of the executor's title : for he derives all his interest from the Will itself...
Page 119 - There is no principle better established in this court, nor one founded on more solid considerations of equity and public utility, than that which declares, that if one man, knowingly, though he does it passively, by looking on, suffers another to purchase and expend money on land, under an erroneous opinion of title, without making known his claim, he shall not afterwards be permitted to exercise his legal right against such person. It would be an act of fraud and injustice, and his conscience is...
Page 383 - ... shall be common highways and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of said state as to all other citizens of the United States, without any tax, duty, impost or toll therefor.
Page 23 - No person shall, for the same offence, be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb ; nor shall any person's property be taken or applied to public use without the consent of the legislature, and without just compensation being first made therefor.
Page 20 - A grant of the power of eminent domain, which is one of the attributes of sovereignty most fraught with the. possibility of abuse and injustice, will never pass by implication, and when the power is granted, the extent to which it may be exercised is limited to the express terms or clear implication of the statute in which the grant is contained.
Page 425 - Frauds is not absolutely void, but only voidable, at the election of the party against whom it is sought to be enforced.
Page 46 - The creditor in such case shall have a lien upon the property described therein from the filing of his bill, except as against bona fide purchasers before the service of process upon the defendant in, such bill.
Page 418 - English statute of frauds, so far as to require a conveyance of any " estate of inheritance or freehold, or for a term of more than one year, in lands and tenements...
Page 3 - Scope-Note. [INCLUDES choice by popular vote at general or special elections of public officers, and determination by such vote of questions submitted thereto in general ; nature of right of suffrage and regulation of its exercise in general ; constitutional and statutory provisions relating thereto ; qualifications and registration of voters ; ordering or calling elections, regular or special, and notice thereof; election districts or precincts, election officers, and places and...

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