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The fourth letter of the English alphabet. It is used as an abbreviation for a number of words, the more important and usual of which are as follows:

1. Digestuin, or Digcsta, that is, the Digest or Pandects in the Justinian collections of the civil law. Citations to this work are sometimes indicated by this abbreviation, but more commonly by "Dig."

2. Dictum. A remark or observation, as in the phrase "obiter dictum," (q. v.) 3. Demissione. "On the demise." An action of ejectment is entitled "Doe d. Stiles v. Roe;" that is. "Doe, on the demise of Stiles, against Roe."

4. "Doctor." As in the abbreviated forms of certain academical degrees. "M. D.," "doctor of medicine;" LL.D.," "doctor of laws;" "D. C. L.," "doctor of civil law."

5. "District." Thus, "U. S. Cir. Ct. W. D. Pa." stands for "United States Circuit Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania."

6. "Dialogue." Used only in citations to the work called "Doctor and Student."

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D B E

An abbreviation for de bene esse

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D B N

An abbreviation for de bonis non; descriptive of a species of administration.

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D C

An abbreviation standing either for "District Court," or "District of Columbia."

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D E R I C

An abbreviation used for De co rc ita ccnsucre, (concerning that matter have so decreed,) in recording the decrees of the Roman senate. Tayl. Civil Law, 504, 506.

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D J

An abbreviation for "District Judge."

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D P

An abbreviation for Domus Proee- rinn, the house of lords.

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D RATIO

The losses less than $2000 that are added to discounted value of a larger loss. It compares total loss in a certain business. It is used in workers compenstation ratings.

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D RECESS

In the practice of the courts, '' a recess is a short interval or period of time during which the court suspends business, but without adjourning. See In re Gannon, 69 Cal. 541, 11 Pac. 240. Iu legislative practice, a recess is the interval, occurring in i consequence of an adjournment, between the sessions of the same continuous legislative body; not the interval betweeu the final adjournment of one body and the convening of another at the next regular session. See Tipton v. Parker, 71 Ark. 193, 74 S. W. 298.

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D S

An abbreviation for "Deputy Sheriff."

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D S B

An abbreviation for debitum sine brcvi, or debit sans breve.

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D W I

In genealogical tables, a common abbreviation for "died without Issue."

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D WAYLEAVE

D WAYLEAVE Is a right of way over or " through land for the carriage of minerals froma mine or quarry. It is an easement, being a species of the class called "rights of way,"and is generally created by express g grant or reservation. Sweet.

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D WHARF

A perpendicular bank or mound "of timber, or stone and earth, raised on theshore of a harbor, river, canal, etc., or extending some distance into the water, for theconvenience of lading and unlading ships - and other vessels. Webster.O A broad, plain place near a river, canal, or other water, to lay wares on that arebrought to or from the water. Cowell.A wharf is a structure erected on a shore below high-water mark, and sometimesextending into the channel, for the laying vessels along-Tside to load or unload, and on which stores are often erected for the reception ofcargoes. Doane v. Broad Street Ass'n, 6 Mass. 3.32; Langdon v. New York, 93 N. Y.151; Dubuque v. Stout, 32 Iowa, 47; Geiger v. Pilor, 8 Fla. 332; Palen v. Ocean City,64 N. J. Law, 669, 46 Atl. 774.

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D WITHOUT RESERVE

A term applied ' to a sale by auction, indicating that no price isreserved.

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DA TUA DNM TNA SUNT, POST MORTEM TUNC TUA NON SUNT

Give the things which are yours whilst they are yours; after death they are not yours.

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DABIS? DABO

Lat. (Will you give? I will give.) In the Roman law. One of the forms of making a verbal stipulation. Inst. 3, 15, 1; Bract, fol. 156.

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DACION

In Spanish law. The real and effective delivery of an object in the execution of a contract.

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DAGGE

A kind of gun. 1 How. State Tr. 1124, 1125.

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DAGUS, or DAIS

The raised floor at the upper end of a hall.

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