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JUS LEGITIMUM

A legal right In the civil law. A right which was enforceable in the ordinary course of law. 2 Bl. Comm. 328.

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JUS PR^TORIUM

In the civil law. The discretion of the prator, as distinct from the leges, or standing laws. 3 Bl. Comm. 49. That kind of law which the pr;etors introduced for the purpose of aiding, supplying, or correcting the civil law for the public benefit. Dig. 1, 1, 7. Called, also, “jus honorarium,” (q. v.)

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JUS STAPULZE

In old European law. The law of staple; the right of staple. A right or privilege of certain towns of stopping imported merchandise, and compelling It to lie offered for sale in their own markets. Locc. de Jure Mar. lib. 1, c. 10.

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JUSTICESHIP

Rank or office of a justice.

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JUSTS, or JOUSTS

Exercises between martial men and persons of houor, with spears, on horseback; different from tournaments, which were military exercises between many men in troops. 24 Hen. VIII. c. 13. Justum non est aliquem antenatum mortuum facere bastardum, qui pro tota vita sua pro legitimo habetur. It is not just to make a bastard after his death one elder born who all his life has been account- ed legitimate. 8 Coke, 101

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JUDICIAL DAY

A dav on which the court is actually in session. Heffner v. Heffner. 48 La. Ann. 1088, 20 South. 2S1

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JURIDICAL DAY

A day proper for the transaction of business in court; one on which the court may lawfully sit. excluding Sundays and some holidays.

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