A fact by means of which a right is divested, terminated, orextinguished; as the right of a tenant terminates with the expiration of his lease, andthe right of a creditor is at an end when his debt has been paid. Holl. Jur. 132.Divide et impera, cum radix et vertex imperii in obedientinm consensu rata sunt. 4Inst. 35. Divide aud govern, since the foundation and crown of empire are establishedin the consent of the obedient.

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