In the United States this word does not appear to have any very exact meaning. It is usually put as an addition to the names of parties in declarations and indictments. In England it signifies a free man who has land of the value of forty shillings a year.
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contracts. These words, when used in a lease, constitute a covenant on the part of the lessee to pay the rent;
The name of an English statute and so called because it was enacted at York. It contains many wise provisions and explanations of former statutes. There were other statutes made at York in the reign of Edw. III., but they do not bear this name.
(A) A measure of length, containing three feet, or thirty-six inches. (B) estates. A piece of land enclosed for the use and accommodation of the inhabitants of a house.
It is a rule that the young of domestic or tame animals belong to the owner of the dam or mother
old Eng. law. A quantity of land containing twenty acres. Co. Litt. 69 a.
A minor (under age 18) who is accused of a crime and is processed through Juvenile Court instead of being tried as an adult.
The period in which the revolution of the earth round the sun, and the accompanying changes in the order of nature, are completed. 2. The civil year differs from the astronomical, the latter being composed of 365 days, 5 hours, 48 seconds and a fraction, while the former consists, sometimes of three hundred and sixty-five [...]
This period of time is particularly recognized in the law. For example, when a judgment is reversed, a party, notwithstanding the lapse of time mentioned in the statute of limitations pending that action, may commence a fresh action within a year and a day of such reversal
These were books of reports of cases in a regular series from tho reign of the English King Ed. 11. inclusive, to the time of Henry VIII, which were taken by the prothonotaries or chief scribes of the courts, at the expense of the crown, and published annually, whence their name Year Books. They consist [...]
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