civil law. A synallagmatic or bilateral contract is one by which each of the contracting parties binds himself to the other; such are the contracts of sale, hiring Poth. Ob. n. 9. Vide Contract.
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A belief to the disadvantage of another, accompanied by a doubt. 2. Without proof, suspicion, of itself, is evidence of nothing. When a crime has been committed, an arrest may be made when, 1st. There are such circumstances as induce a strong presumption of guilt; as being found in possession of goods recently stolen, without [...]
A term used in the French law, which answers in one sense to our word assignee, when applied to the management of bankrupts’ estates; it has also a more extensive meaning; in companies and communities, syndics are they who are chosen to conduct the affairs and attend to the concerns of the body corporate or [...]
Where a judge agrees or rules in favor of a party in court. For example, where counsel makes an objection to the testimony of a witnesses, clarifying the testimony as inadmissible hearsay to which the judge agrees and strikes the witness’ statement from the record.
(A) A joint venture between organizations or businesses to further a specific goal. May also refer to criminal enterprises, e.g. a “crime syndicate.” (B) The act of distributing content.
A man whose employment is to sell provisions aud liquor to a camp. 2. By the articles of war, art. 29, no sutler is permitted to sell any kind of liquor or victuals, or to keep his house or shop open for the entertainment of soldiers, after nine at night, or before the beating of [...]
A deed, bond, or other instrument of writing, under the band and seal of all the parties. It was so called because the parties wrote together. 2. Formerly such writings were attested by the subscription and crosses of the witnesses; afterwards, to prevent frauds and concealmenta, they made deeds of mutual covenant in a script [...]
Engl. law. The court within the forest to which all the freeholders owe suit and service.
To take an oath, judicially administered. Vide Affirmation; Oath. 2. To swear also signifies to use such profane language as is forbidden by law. This is generally punished by statutory provisions in the several states.
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