As used in various legal compound terms, this word means defective orincomplete; wanting in some legal or formal requisite; wanting in legal sanction oreffectiveness; as in speaking of imperfect “obligations,” “ownership,” “rights,” “title,””usufruct,” or “war.” See those nouns.Imperii majestas est tutelse salus. Co.Litt. 64. The majesty of the empire Is the safety of Its protection.
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