The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

Category: G

GENERAL CHALLENGE

A species of challenge for cause, being an objection to a particular juror, to the effect that the juror is disqualified from serving in any case. Pen. Code Cal.

GENERAL CHARGE

A charge or instruction by the court to the jury upon the case as a whole, or upon its general features or characteristics.

GERKE V PURCELL 25 OHIO ST 243

Charity, in its widest sense, denotes all the good affections men ought to bear towards each other; in a restricted and common sense, relief of the poor. Morice v.

GRATUITOUS AND ONEROUS

Gratuitous contracts are those of which the object is the benefit of the person with whom it is made, without any profit or advantage received or promised as a consideration for it.

GENERAL COUNT

One stating in a general way the plaintiff’s claim. Wertheim v. Casualty Co., 72 Vt. 320. 47 Atl. 1071

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

The grant of authority to administer upon the entire estate of a decedent, without restriction or limitation, whether under the intestate laws or with the will annexed. Clemens v. Walker, 10 Ala.

GENERAL CREDITOR

A creditor at large {supra), or one who has no lien or security for the payment of his debt or claim. King v. Eraser, 23 S. C. 543; Wolcott v. Ashenfelter. 5

GROSS ADVENTURE

In maritime law. A loan on bottomry. So named because the lender, in case of a loss, or expense incurred for the common safety, must contribute to the gross or general average.

GENERAL APPRAISERS

Appraisers appointed under an act of congress to afford aid and assistance to the collectors of customs in the appraisement of imported merchandise. Gibb v. Washington, 10 Fed. Cas. 288.

GUARDIANS OF THE POOR

Poor rate. In English law.A tax levied by parochial authorities for the relief of the poor.

Topic Archives:

Disclaimer

This site contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.