Lat. Therefore it is considered. These were the words used at the beginning of the entry ofjudgment in an action, when the forms were in I/atin. They are also used as a name forthat portion of the record.
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A division of time among the Romans. In March, May, July, and October, theIdes were on the 15th of the month ; in the remaining months, on the 13th. Thismethod of reckoning is still retained in the chancery of Rome, and in the calendar of thebreviary. Wharton.
Gracco-Lat. In the civil law. An instrument privately executed, asdistinguished from such as were executed before a public officer. Cod. 8, 18, 11; Calvin.
A person who has been without understanding from his nativity, and whomthe law, therefore, presumes never likely to attain any. Shelf. Lun. 2. See INSANITY.
In the civil law. An unlearned, illiterate, or simple person. Calvin. A privateman; one not in office. In common law. An idiot or fool.
This Is the name of an old writ which directs the sheriff to inquire whether a man be anidiot or not. The inquisition is to be made by a jury of twelve men. Fitzh. Nat Brev. 232.And, if the man were found an Idiot, the profits of his lands and the custody of hisperson might be granted by the king to any subject who had interest enough to obtain them. 1 Bl. Comm. 303.
To purge one’s self by oath of a crime of which one is accused.
Lat. In the civil and common law. Sufficient; competent; fit or proper;responsible; unimpeachable. Ido- ncus homo, a responsible or solvent person; a goodand lawful man. Sufficient; adequate ; satisfactory. Idonea cautio, sufficient security.
In old English law. Ability or fitness, (of a parson.) Artie. Cleri, c. 13.
In the Roman law. The iEdilitian Edict; an edict providing remedies for frauds in sales, the execution of which belonged to the curule aediles. Dig. 21, 1. See Cod. 4, 58.
Lat. Being sick or indisposed. A term used in some of the older reports. “Holt wgroto.” 11 Mod. 179.
IEQUITAS EST PERFECTA QUSEDAM RATIO QUAE JUS SCRIPTUIN INTERPRETATUR ET EMEN- DAT; NULLA SCRIPTURA COMPREHENSA, SCD SOLUM IN VERA RATIONE CONSISTENS
Equity is a certain perfect reason, which interprets and amends the written law, comprehended in no writing, but consisting in right reason alone. Co. Litt 246.
Equity favors wives and children, creditors most of all.
Complete age ; full age ; the age of twenty-live. Dig. 4, 4, 32; Id. 22, 3, 25, 1.
In deeds and wills, this word, as a rule, implies a condition precedent, unless itbe controlled by other words. 2 Crabb, Real Prop. p. 809,
In old English law. The finest white bread, formerly called “cocked bread.” Blount.
L. Fr. A church. Kelham. Another form of “eglise.”
Public disgrace; Infamy; reprttidi; dishonor. Ignominy is the opposite ofesteem. Wolff,
Lat. “We are ignorant ;” “We ignore it.” Formerly the grand jury usedto write this word on bills of indictment when, after having heard the evidence, theythought the accusation against the prisoner was groundless, intimating that, though thefacts might possibly be true, the truth did not appear to them; but now they usuallywrite in English the words “Not a true bill,” or “Not found,” if that is their verdict; butthey are still said to ignore the bill. Brown