Of theft. One of the kinds of criminal appeal formerly in use in England. 2 Reeve, Eng. Law. 40.
A writ of intrusion; where a stranger entered after the death of the tenant, to the injury of the reversioner. Reg. Orig. 233b.
Of Illness. This phrase was frequently used to designate several species
of essoin, (q. v.,) such as dc malo lecti, of illness in bed; de malo vcnicndi. of illness (or
misfortune) in coming to the place where the court sat; dc malo villcr. of illness in the
town where the court sat.
In the civil law. A form of interdict or injunction which lies in some cases where the
defendant is about to erect a “new work” (q. v.) in derogation or injury of the plaintiff’s
Of a plea ; of or iu an action. Formal words used in declarations and other proceedings, as descriptive of the particular action brought.
Writ to send the record and process of a cause to a superior court; a species of writ of error. Reg. Orig. 209.
From like things to like things we are to proceed by the same rule or
reason, [i. e., we are allowed to argue from the analogy of cases.] Branch, Princ.
Writ of waste. A writ which might be brought by him who had the
immediate estate of inheritance in reversion or remainder, against the tenant for life, in
dower, by curtesy, or for years, where the latter had committed tcaste in
lands; calling upon the tenant to appear and show cause why he committed waste and
destruction in the place named, to tho disinherison (ad cxhwrcdationem) of the plaintiff.
Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 55, C; 3 Bl. Comm. 227, 228. Abolished by St. 3 & 4 Wm. IV. c. 27. 3
Steph. Comm. 506.
In old European law. A profession of irreconcilable hatred till a person is revenged even by the death of his enemy.
In Scotch law. A deed made by a person while laboring under a distemper
of which he afterwards died. Ersk. Inst. .”., 8, 90. A deed is understood to be in
death-bed, if, before signing and delivery thereof. the grantor was sick, and never
convalesced thereafter. 1 Forbes, Inst. pt. 3, b. 2. c. 4. tit. 1,
In English law. A summons issuing from a court having jurisdiction in bankruptcy. upon
the creditor proving a liquidated debt of not less than
A formal declaration or announcement, promulgated July 4, 1776, by the congress of the United States of America, in the name and behalf of the people of the colonies, asserting and proclaiming their independence of the British
crown, vindicating their pretensions to political autonomy, and announcing themselves
to the world as a free and independent nation.
In French law. Pleas to the jurisdiction of the court; also of lis pendens, and of connexili, (q. v.)
A deed conveying the title to land in fee simple with the usual covenants.
Itudd v. Savelli, 44 Ark. 152; Moody v. Railway Co., 5 Wash. 099, 32 Pac. 751.
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