That part of an act of the legislature which begins with the words “Be it enacted,” , aud ends before the repealing clause. Cooke’s R. 330 3 Bibb, 181. According to Cowell, this word also signifies a conditional gift or grant. It is said to be derived from the French pourvu, provided. It always implies [...]
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A type of market option contract where the owner of a commodity has an option (but not the obligation) to sell at a specified time and price.
pleading. To select, to demand; as, the said C D puts himself upon the country; that is, he selects the trial by jury, as the mode of settling the matter in dispute, and does not rely upon an issue in law.
Eng. law. A space of land near a forest, known by certain boundaries, which was formerly part of a forest, but which has been separated from it. 2. The history of purlieus is this. Henry III., on taking possession of the throne, manifested so great a taste for forests that he enlarged the old ones [...]
Reputed to be that which is not. The word is frequently used, as putative father, putative marriage, putative wife, and the like. And Toullier, tome 7, n. 29, uses the words putative owner, proprietare putatif. Lord Kames uses the same expression. Princ. of Eq. 391.
That part of an estate, which having been held in common by parceners, is by partition allotted to any of them. To make purparty is to divide and sever the lands which fall to parceners. Old Nat. Br. 11.
The reputed father. 2. This term is most usually applied to the father of a bastard child. 3. The putative father is bound to support his children, and is entitled to the guardianship and care of them in preference to all persons but the mother.
pleading. This word means the substance of a writing, as it appears on the face of it, to the eye that reads it; it differs from tenor.
This marriage is described by jurists as “matrimonium putativum, id est, quod bona fide et solemnitur saltem, opinions conjugis unius justa contractum inter personas vetitas jungi.” Hertius, h. t. It is a marrriage contracted in good faith, and in ignorance of the existence of those facts which constituted a legal impediment to the intermarriage. 2. [...]
According to Lord Coke, purpresture, is a close or enclosure, that is, when one encroaches or makes several to himself that which ought to be in common to many; as if an individual were to build between high and low water-mark on the side of a public river. In England this is a nuisance; and [...]
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