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FBIMJE IMPRESSIONIS

A case primce impressionis (of the first impression) is a case of a new kind, to which no established principle of law or precedent directly applies, and which must be decided entirely by reason as distinguished from authority.

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FROCHEIN

L. Fr. Next. A term somewhat used in modern law, and more frequently in the old law; as prochein ami, prochein cousin. Co. Litt. 10.

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FROOURATORIUM

In old English law. The proeuratory or Instrument by which any person or community constituted or delegated their procurator or proctors to represent them in any judicial court or cause. Cowell.

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FOREIGN COMMERCE

Commerce or trade between the United States and foreign countries. Com. v. Housatonic R. Co.. 143 Mass. 204. 9 N. E. 547 ; Foster v. New Orleans, 94 U. S. 246. 24 L. Ed. 122. The term is sometimes applied to commerce between ports of two sister states not lying on the same coast, e. g., New York and San Francisco.

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FORMER CONVICTION

A previous trial and conviction of the same offense as that now charged; pleadable in bar of the prosecution. State v. Ellsworth, 131 N. C. 773, 42 S. E. 099, 92 Am. St. Rep. 790; Williams v. State, 13 Tex. App. 285, 40 Am. Rep. 237

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FINAL COSTS

Such costs as are to be paid at the end of the suit; costs, the liability for which depends upon the final result of the litigation. Goodyear v. Sawyer (C. C.) 17 Fed. 8

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FOREIGN COUNTY

Any county having a judicial and municipal organization separate from that of the county where matters arising in the former county are called in question, though both may lie within the same state or country.

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FULL COURT

A session of a court which is attended by all the judges or justices composing it.

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FIRST COUSINS

Cousins

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FOREIGN CREDITOR

One who resides in a state or country foreign to that where the debtor has his domicile or his property.

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FOREIGN ADMINISTRATION

That which is exercised by virtue of authority properly conferred by a foreign power.

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FLAGRANS CRIMEN

Locus criminis; Particeps criminis. See those titles.

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FOREIGN ADMINISTRATOR

One appointed or qualified under the laws of a foreign state or country, where the decedent was domiciled.

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FFIFESN

In old English law. The remuneration to the proprietor of a domain for the privilege of feeding swine under the oaks and beeches of his woods.

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FLES

Lat. In the Roman law. Money, (literally, brass;) metallic money in general, including gold. Dig. 9, 2, 2, pr.; Id. 9, 2, 27, 5; Id. 50, 16, 159.

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FLETAS INFANTIAE PROXIMA

The age next to infancy; the first half of the period of childhood, (pucritia,) extending from seven years to ten and a half. Inst. 3. 20. 9; 4 Bl. Comm. 22.

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FFITAS PRIMA

The first age; infancy, (infantia.) Cod. 6, 61. 8, 3.

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FOREIGN ASSIGNMENT

An assignment made in a foreign country, or in another state. 2 Kent, Comm. 405, et seq.

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FOREIGN BILL OF EXCHANGE

A bill of exchange drawn in one state or country, upon a foreign state or country. A bill of exchange drawn in one country upon another country not governed by the same homogeneous laws, or not governed throughout by the same municipal laws. A bill of exchange drawn in one of the United States upon a person residing in another state is a foreign bill. See Story, Bills,

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