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INTERMEDIATE

Intervening; interposed during the progress of a suit, proceeding, business, etc., or between its beginning and end.

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INTERREGNUM

An interval between reigns. The period which elapses between the death of a sovereign and the election of another. The vacancy which occurs when there is no government.

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INTITLE

An old form of

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INTRODUCTION

The part of a writing which sets forth preliminary matter, or facts tending to explain the subject.

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INVENT

To find out something new; to devise, contrive, and produce something not previously known or existing, by the exercise of Independent investigation and ex- periment; particularly applied to machines, mechanical appliances, compositions, aud patentable inventions of every sort.

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IOTA

The minutest quantity possible. Iota is the smallest Greek letter. The word “jot” is derived therefrom.Ipsse leges cupiunt nt jure regantnr. Co. Litt. 174. The laws themselves require that they should be governed by right.

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IRRESISTIBLE IMPULSE

Used chiefly in criminal law, this term means an impulse to commit an unlawful or criminal act which cannot be resisted or overcome by the patient because insanity or mental disease has destroyed the freedom of his will and his power of self-control and of choice as to his actions. See McCarty v. Com., 114 Ky. G20, 71 S. W. G5S; State v. Knight, 95 Me. 407, 50 Atl. 27G, 55 L. R. A. 373; Leache v. State, 22 Tex. App. 279, 3 S. W. 539, 58 Am. Rep. G3S; State v. Peel, 23 Mont. 358, 59 Pac. 109, 75 Am. St. Rep. 529. And see INSANITY.

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ITEM

Also; likewise; again. This word was formerly used to mark the beginning of a new paragraph or division after the first, whence is derived the common application of it to denote a separate or distinct particular of an account or bill. See Horwitz v. Nor- ris, 60 Pa. 2S2; Baldwin v. Morgan, 73 Miss. 270, 18 South. 910. The word is sometimes used as a verb. “The whole [costs] in this case that was thus itemed to counsel.” Bunb. p. 104, case 233.

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INADEQUATE DAMAGES

Damages are called “inadequate,” within the rule that an injunction will not be granted where adequate damages at law could be recovered for the injury sought to be prevented, when such a recovery at law would not compensate the parties and place them in the position in which they formerly stood. Insurance Co. v. Bonner, 7 Colo. App. 97, 42 Pac. 081.

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IMAGINARY DAMAGES

This term is sometimes used as equivalent to “exemplary,” “vindictive,” or “punitive” damages. Murphy v. Hobbs, 7 Colo. 541, 5 Pac. 119. 49 Am. Rep. 366

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INTERVENING DAMAGES

Such damages to an appellee as result from the delay caused by the appeal. McGregor v. Balch, 17 Vt. 508; Peasely v. Buckminster, 1 Tvler (Vt.) 207; Roberts v. Warner, 17 Vt. 40, 42 Am. Dec. 478.

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