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BREAKING A CASE

The expression by the judges of a court, to one another, of their views of a case, in order to ascertain how far they are agreed, and as preliminary to the formal

BREVE DE RECTO

A writ of right, or license for a person ejected out of an estate, to sue for the possession of it.

BREVIA JNDICIALIA

Judicial writs. Auxiliary writs issued from the court during the progress of an action, or in aid of the judgment.

BRIDLE ROAD

In the location of a private way laid out by the selectmen, and accepted by the town, a description of it as a “bridle road” does not confine the right of way

BROCARIUS, BROCATOR

In old English and Scotch law. A broker; a middleman between buyer and seller; the agent of both transacting parties. Bell; Cowell.

BUCKET SHOP

An office or place (other than a regularly incorporated or licensed exchange) where information is posted as to the fluctuating prices of stocks, grain, cotton, or other commodities, and where persons lay

BULLION

Gold and silver intended to be coined. The term is usually applied to a quantity of these metals ready for the mint, but as yet lying in bars, plates, lumps, or other

BURGESS

In English law. An inhabitant or freeman of a borough or town; a person duly and legally admitted a member of a municipal corporation. Spelman; 3 Steph. Comm. 188. 1S9. A magistrate

BURLAWS

In Scotch law. Laws made by neighbors elected by common consent in the burlaw courts. Skene.

BY ESTIMATION

In conveyancing. A term used to indicate that the quantity of land as stated is estimated only, not exactly measured; has the same meaning and effect as the phrase “more or less.”

BLLAW DICT(2D ED)

back, or plainly suggests the answer which the party wishes to get from him. People v. Slather, 4 Wend. (N. Y.) 229, 247, 21 Am. Dec. 122.

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