Pastures. Domesday; Co. Litt. 4b. A term often inserted iu old deeds aud conveyances. Cowell. LET, v. Ill conveyancing. To demise or lease. “To let and set” is an old expression. In practice. To deliver. “To let to bail” is to deliver to bail ou arrest. In contracts. To award to one of several persons, who have submitted proposals therefor, the contract for erecting public works or doing some part of the work con- nected therewith, or rendering some other service to government for a stipulated com- pensation. Letting the contract is the choosing one from among the number of bidders, and Ihe formal making of the contract with him. The letting, or putting out. is a different thing from the iu- vitation to make proposals; the letting is subsequent to the invitation. It is the act of awarding the contract to the proposer, after the proposals have been received and considered. See Eppes v. Railroad Co., 35 Ala. 33, 55. In the language of judicial orders and decrees, the word “let” (in the imperative) imports a positive direction or command. Thus the phrase “let the writ issue as prayed” is equivalent to “it Is hereby ordered that the writ issue,” etc. See Ingram v. Laroussini, 50 La. Ann. 09, 23 South. 498. LET, n. In old conveyancing. Hindrance; obstruction ; interruption. Still occasionally used in the phrase “without any let, suit, trouble,” etc. LET IN. In practice. To admit a party as a matter of favor; as to open a judgment and “let the defendant in” to a defense.
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