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Lat. In the Roman law. Law; a law; the law. This term was often used as the synonym of jus, in the sense of a rule of civil conduct authoritatively prescribed for the government of the actions of the members of an organized jural society. In a more limited and particular sense, it was a resolution adopted by the whole Ro- man “populus”‘ (patricians and plebians) in the comitia, on the motion of a magistrate of senatorial rank, as a consul, a pnetor, or a dictator. Such a statute frequently took the name of the proposer; as the lex Falcidia, lex Cornelia, etc.

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cute; as to make an issue, to make oath, to make a presentment 2. To do iu form of law; to perform with due formalities; to execute in legal form; as to make answer, to make a return. 3. To execute as one’s act or obligation; to prepare and sign; to sign, execute, and deliver; as to make a conveyance, to make a note. 4. To conclude, determine upon, agree to, or execute; as to make a contract 5. To cause to happen by one’s neglect or omission; as to make default. 6. To make acquisition of; to procure; to collect; as to make the money on an exe- cution. 7. To have authority or influence; to support or sustain; as in the phrase, “This precedent makes for the plaintiff.”

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and commerce or the buying and selling of commodities. See In re San Gabriel Sanatorium (I). C.) 03 Fed. 273; In re Pacific Coast Warehouse Co. (C. C.) 123 Fed. 750; Graham v. Hendricks, 22 La. Ann. 524.

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Partial insanity. Mental unsoundness always existing, although only occasionally manifest; monomania. 3 Add. 79.

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Damages awarded by a jury which are grossly in excess of the amount warranted by law on the facts and circumstances of the case; unreasonable or outrageous damages. A verdict giving excessive damages is ground for a new trial. Taylor v. Giger, Hardin (Ivy.) 587; Harvesting Mach. Co. v. Gray, 114 Ind. 340. 10 X. E. 787.

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