(Knight’s Service) Eng. law. It was, formerly, a tenure of lands. Those who held by knight’s service were called: milites qui per loricas terras suas defendunt;: soldiers who defend the country by their armor. The incidents of knight’s service were. homage, fealty, warranty, wardship, marriage, reliefs, heriots, aids, escheats, and forfeiture. Vide Socage.
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Information that is necessary to be known to a person before being able to perform a task.
pleadings. The word knowingly,” or “well knowing,” will supply the place of a positive averment in an indictment or declaration, that the defendant knew the facts subsequently stated; if notice or knowledge be unnecessarily stated, the allegation may be rejected as surplusage
Information as to a fact. 2. Many acts are perfectly innocent when the party performing them is not aware of certain circumstances attending them for example, a man may pass a counterfeit note and be guiltless, if he did not know it was so he may receive stolen goods if he were not aware of [...]
(Knight’s Fee) old Eng. law. An uncertain measure of land, but, according to some opinions it is said to contain six hundred and eighty acres. Co. Litt. 69, a.
Relations by blood. 2. Nature has divided the kindred of every one into three principal classes. 1. His children, and their descendants. 2. His father, mother, and other ascendants. 3. His collateral relations; which include, in the first place, his brothers and sisters, and their descendants and, secondly, his uncles, cousins, and other relations of [...]
The chief magistrate of a kingdom, vested usually with the executive power.
A country where an officer called a king exercises the powers of government, whether the same be absolute or limited. Wolff, Inst. Nat. 994. In some kingdoms the executive officer may be a woman, who is called a queen.
(King’s Bench) The name of the supreme court of law in England. It is so called because formerly the king used to sit there in person, the style of the court being still coram ipso rege, before the king himself. During the reign of a queen, it is called the Queen’s Bench, and during the [...]
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