(A) practice. The allegation of some authority or case, or passage of some law, in support of a position which it is desired to establish. 2. Quotations when properly made, assist the reader, but when misplaced, they are inconvenient. As to the manner of quoting or citing authorities, see Abbreviations; Citations. (B) rights. The transcript [...]
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When the award of money damages to an injured plaintiff represents the average amount of damages awarded by each juror who may differ as to the amount the plaintiff should be awarded.
A Latin adverb, which signifies how long, how far, until. 2. In old conveyances it is used as a word of limitation. 10 Co. 41. 3. In practice it is the name of an execution which is to have force until the defendant shall do a certain thing. Of this kind is the capias ad [...]
Used substantively, quorum signifies the number of persons belonging to a legislative assembly, a corporation, society, or other body, required to transact business; there is a difference between an act done by a definite number of persons, and one performed by an indefinite number: in the first case a majority is required to constitute a [...]
Scotch law. The twentieth part of the movables, computed without computation of debts, was so called. 2. Formerly the bishop was entitled, in all confirmations, to the quot of the testament.
That part which each one is to bear of some expense; as, his quota of this debt; that is, his proportion of such debt.
A lawsuit to decide ultimately who owns a parcel of real estate and quiet any further ownership disputes.
As to this; with respect to this. A term frequently used to signify, as to the thing named, the law is so and so.
civil law. A name which was given to two distinct classes of Roman officers. One of which was called quaestores classici, and the other quaestores parricidii, 2. The quaestores classici were officers entrusted with the care of the public money. Their duties consisted in making the necessary payments from the aerarium, and receiving the public [...]
Eng. law. A discharge; an acquittance. 2. It is an instrument by the clerk of the pipe, and auditors in the exchequer, as proof of their acquittance or discharge to accountants. Cow. Int. h. t.
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