Spanish law. A congress of persons the municipal council of a city or town. 1 White’s Coll. 416; 12 Pet. 442, notes.
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practice, pleading. One who makes an avowry.
eccl. law. An advocate of a church benefice.
pleading. An avowry is where the defendant in an action of replevin, avows the taking of the distress in his own right, or in right of his wife, and sets forth the cause of it, as for arrears of rent, damage done, or the like. Lawes on PI. 35 Hamm. N. P. 464; 4 Bouv. [...]
Eng. law. An adulterer with whom a married woman continues in adultery. T. L.
Where, by the immediate and manifest power of a river or stream, the soil is taken suddenly from one man’s estate and carried to another. In such case the property belongs to the first owner. An acquiescence on his part, however, will in time entitle the owner of the land to which it is attached [...]
Grandfather. This term is used in making genealogical tables.
crim. law. Seems to signify what is now understood by lying in wait, or way-laying.
The judgment of an arbitrator or arbitrators on a matter submitted to him or them : arbitrium est judicium. The writing which contains such judgment is also called an award. 2. The qualifications requisite to the validity of an award are, that it be consonant to the submission; that it be certain; be of things [...]
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