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As an abbreviation, this letter usually stands for either “Territory,” “Trinity,” “term,” “tempore,” (in the time of.) or “title.” Every person who was convicted of felony, short of murder, and admitted to the benefit of clergy, was at one time marked with this letter upon tlie brawn of the thumb. The practice is abolished. 7 & S Geo. IV. c. 27. By a law of the Province of Pennsylvania, A. D. 1G98, it was provided that a convicted lliief should wear a badge in tlie form of the letter “T.,” upon liis left sleeve, which badge should be at least four inches long and of a color different from that of his outer garment. Linn, Laws Prov. Pa. 275.

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T ACCOUNT

A simplified 2 column account resembling the letter ‘T’ used to illustrate double entry bookkeeping. Has 3 elements, title, left hand columnar and a right hand column.

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T B 4 Hen VII 136

The right of testaments belongs to the ordinary.

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T ID AX

In order that a river may be “tidal” at a given spot, it may not be necessary that the water should be salt, but the spot must be one where the tide, in the ordinary and regular course of things, flows and reflows. 8 Q. B. Div. G30.

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T R E

An abbreviation of “Tempore Regis Edicardi,” (in the time of King Edward,) of common occurrence in Domesday, when the valuation of manors, as it was in the time of Edward the Confessor, Is recounted. Cowell.

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T TABLES

tables used to calculate finding for retirement benefits. Interest, as well as mortality rates, are factored in.

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T VOYAGE

In maritime law. The passing of a vessel by sea from one place, port, or country to another. The term is held to include the enterprise entered upon, and not merely the route. Friend v. Insurance Co., 113 Mass. 326. U

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T WRIT OF FORMEDON

A writ which lies for the recovery of an estate by a personclaiming as issue in tail, or by the remainder-man or reversioner after thetermination of the entail. See FORMEDON.

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TABARD

A short gown; a herald’s coat; a surcoat.

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TABARDER

One who wears a tabard or short gown; the name is still used as the title of certain bachelors of arts on the old foundation of Queen’s College, Oxford. Enc. Lond.

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TABELLA

Lat In Roman law. A tablet. Used in voting, and in giving the verdict of juries; and, when written upon, commonly translated “ballot” The laws which introduced and regulated the mode of voting by ballot were called ”leges tabcllarice.” Calvin.; 1 Kent Comm. 232, note.

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TABERNACULDM,

In old records. A public iuu, or house of entertainment. Cowell.

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TABERNARIUS

Lat In the civil law. A shop-keeper. Dig. 14, 3, 5, 7. In old English law. A taverner or tavern-keeper. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 12,

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TABES DORSALIS

In medical jurisprudence. This is another name for locomotor ataxia. Tabetic dementia is a form of mental derangement or insanity complicated with tabes dorsalis, which generally precedes, or sometimes follows, the mental attack.

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TABLE

A synopsis or condensed statement, bringing together numerous items or details so as to be comprehended in a single view; as genealogical tables, exhibiting the names and relationships of all the persons composing a family; life and annuity tables, used by actuaries; interest tables, etc.

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TABLE

The arrangement of quantitative data that is orderly in rows and columns. Also known as a matrix.

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TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION

In Louisiana. A list of creditors of an insolvent estate, stating what each is entitled to. Taylor v. Hollander, 4 Mart. N. S. (La.) 535.

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TABLET PC

A notebook computer that has an LCD touch screen that can also be used with a stylus. It uses digital ink technology.

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TABLOID

A newspaper that is roughly half the size of a regular paper, 12×14 inches in size.

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TABULA

Lat In the civil law. A table or tablet; a thin sheet of wood, which, when covered with wax, was used for writing.

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