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HERPEX

A harrow. Spelman.

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HIDEL

In old English law. A place of protection; a sanctuary. St. 1 Hen. VII. cc. 5,6; Cowell.

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HINE, or HIND

In old English law. A husbandry servant.

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HLAFORD

Sax.A lord. 1 Spence, Ch. 30.

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HOGGUS, or HOGIETUS

A hog or swine. Cowell.

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HOMBRE BUENO

In Spanish law. The judge of a district. Also an arbitrator chosenby the parties to a suit. Also a man in good standing; one who is competent to testify ina suit

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HOMOLOGARE

In the civil law. To confirm or approve; to consent or assent; toconfess. Calvin.

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HOPCON

In old English law. A valley. Cowell.

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HORSE

An animal of the genus eqiuts and species cabaUus. In a narrow and strictsense, the term is applied only to the male, and only to males of four years old orthereabouts, younger horses being called “colts.” But even in this sense the termincludes both stallions and geldings. In a wider sense, and as generally used instatutes, the word is taken as nomen generalissimum, and includes not only horsesstrictly so called, but also colts, mares and fillies, and mules and asses. See Owens v.State, 38 Tex. 557; Ashworth v. Mounsey, L. R. 9 Exch. 187; I’ul- len v. State, 11 Tex.App. 91; Allison v. Brookshire, 38 Tex. 201; State v. Ingram, 16 Kan. 19; State v.Dunnavant, 3 Brev. (S. C.) 10, 5 Am. Dec. 530; State v. Gooch, 60 Ark. 218, 29 S. W.640; Davis v. Collier, 13 Ga. 491. Compare Richardson v. Chicago 4 A. R. Co., 149 Mo.311, 50 S. W. 7S2.

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HOSTILE

Having the character of an enemy; standing in the relation of an enemy. See 1 Kent, Comm. c. 4.

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HOY

A small coasting vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used In conveying passengersand goods from place to place, or as a tender to larger vessels in port. Webster.

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HUNDREDORS

In English law. The inhabitants or freeholders of a hundred, ancientlythe suitors or judges of the hundred court. Persons impaneled or fit to be impaneledupon juries, dwelling within the hundred where the cause of action arose.Cromp. Jur. 217. It was formerly necessary to have some of these upon every panel ofjurors. 3 Bl. Comm. 359, 3G0; 4 Steph. Comm. 370.The term “hundredor” was also used to signify the officer who had the jurisdiction ofa hundred, and held the hundred court, and sometimes the bailiff of a hundred. Termes de la Ley; Cowell.

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HUSTINGS

Council; court; tribunal. Apparently so called from being held within abuilding, at a time when other courts were held iu the opeu air. It was a local court.The county court iu the city of London bore this name. There were hustings at York,Winchester, Lincoln, aud iu other places similar to the London hustings. Also the raisedplace from which candidates for seats in parliament address the constitueucy, on theoccasion of their nomination. Wharton.In Virginia, some of the local courts are called “hustings,” as in the city of Richmond.Smith v. Com., 0 Grat (Va.)

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HYPOTHECARY ACTION

The name of an action allowed under the civil law for theenforcement of the claims of a creditor by the contract of hypotheca. Lovell v. Cragin,336 U. S. 130, 10 Sup. Ct 1021, 34 L. Ed. 372.

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HIGH DILIGENCE

The same as great diligence

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HIGH BAILIFF

An officer attached to an English county court. His duties are to attend the court when sitting; to serve summonses ; and to execute orders, warrants, writs, etc. St. 9 & 10 Vict. c. 95.

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HALF-BLOOD

A term denoting the degree of relationship which exists between those who have the same father or the same mother, but not both parents in common

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HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY

In English law. This was a court which exercised jurisdiction in prize cases, and had general jurisdiction in maritime causes, on the instance side. Its proceedings were usually in rem, and its practice and principles derived in large measure from the civil law. The judicature acts of 1873 transferred all the powers and jurisdiction of this tribunal to the probate, divorce, anil admiralty division of the high court of justice.

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HIGH COURT OF ERRORS AUD APPEALS

The court of last resort in the state of Mississippi.

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HIGH CRIMES

High crimes and misdemeanors are such immoral and unlawful acts as are nearly allied and equal in guilt to felony, yet, owing to some technical circumstance, do I not fall within the definition of “felony.” State ” v. Knapp, 6 Conn. 417, 16 Am. Dec. 68.

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