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ANNOTATION Definition & Legal Meaning

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A remark, note, or commentary on some passage of a book, intended to illustrate its meaning. Webster. In the civil law. An imperial rescript signed by the emperor. The answers of the prince to questions put to him by private persons respecting some doubtful point of law. Summoning an absentee. Dig. 1, 5. The designation of a place of deportation. Dig. 32, 1, 3. Annua nec debitum judex non separat ipsnm. A judge (or court) does not divide annuities nor debt. 8 Coke, 52; 1 Salk. 36, 65. Debt and annuity cannot be divided or apportioned by a court


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