What is HIGH?

This term, as used in variouscompound legal phrases, is sometimes merely an addition of dignity, not importing acomparison; but more generally it means exalted, either in rank or location, oroccupying a position of superiority, and in a few instances it implies superiority inrespect to importance, size, or frequency or publicity of use. c. g., “high seas,” “highway.”As to high “Bailiff,” “Constable,” “Crimes,” “Justice,” “Justiciar,” “School,” “Sea,””Sheriff,” “Treason,” and “Water-Mark,” see those titles.

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