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FAITHFULLY Definition & Legal Meaning

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As used in bonds of public and private officers, this term imports notonly honesty, but also a punctilious discharge of all the duties of the ofiice, requiringcompetence, diligence, and attention, without any malfeasance or nonfeasance, asidefrom mere mistakes. State v. Chadwick, 10 Or. 408; Hoboken v. Evans, 31 N. J. Law,343; Harris v. Hanson, 11 Me. 245 ; American Bank v. Adams, 12 Pick. (Mass.) 300;Union Bank v. Clossey, 10 Johns. (N. Y.) 273; Perry v. Thompson, 10 N. J. Law, 73.

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