In the civil law. The owner of a vessel. Dig. 39. 4, 11. 2.Dominus non maritabit pupillum nisi emel. Co. Litt. 9. A lord cannot give a ward in marriage but once.Dominus rex nullum babere potest parem, multo minus superiorem. Theking cannot have an equal, much less a superior. 1 Reeve, Eng. Law, 115.

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