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INDENT, v

To cut in a serrated or waving line. In old conveyancing, if a deed was made by more parties than one, it was usual to make as many copies of it as

INDICTABLE

Proper or necessary to be prosecuted by process of Indictment.

INDORSAT

In old Scotch law. Indorsed. 2 Pitc. Crlm. Tr. 41.

INEBRIATE

A person addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors; an habitual drunkard. Any person who habitually, whether continuously or periodically, indulges in the use of intoxicating liquors to such an extent as

INFANZON

In Spanish law. A person of noble birth, who exercises within his domains and inheritance no other rights and privileges than those conceded to him. ICs- criche.

INFIRM

Weak, feeble. The testimony of an

INFRA DIGNITATEM CURI

Beneath the dignity of the court; unworthy of the consideration of the court. Where a bill Iu equity is brought upon a matter too trilling to deserve the attention of the court,

INFUSION

In medical jurisprudence. The process of steeping in liquor; an operation by which the medicinal qualities of a substance may be extracted by a liquor without boiling. Also the product of this

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

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

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.