A custodian, manager, or superintendent; one who has the care, custody, or management of any thing or place. Schultz v. State, 32 Ohio St. 281; State v. Ilozum, 8 N. D. 548, 80 N. W. 481 ; Fishell v. Morris, 57 Conn. 547, 18 Atl. 717, 6 L. R. A. 82; McCoy v. Zane, 65 Mo. 15; Stevens v. People, 67 111. 590.
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In old English law. A dam or open wear in a river, with a loop or narrow cut in it, accommodated for the layiug of engines to catch fish. 2 lust. 38; Blount.
A country where an officer called a “king” exercises the powers of gov- ernment, whether the same be absolute or limited. Wolff, Inst. Nat.
To assign to a bidder at an auction by a knock or blow of the hammer. Property is said to be “knocked down” when the auctioneer, by the fall of his hammer, or by any other audible or visible announcement, signifies to the bidder that he is entitled to the property on paying the amount of his bid, according to tbe terms of the sale. “Knocked down” and “struck off” are synonymous terms. Sherwood v. Reade, 7 Hill (N. Y.) 430.
A wharfage- due.
An edict or award between Henry III. and those who had been in arms against him; so called because made at Kenilworth Castle, in War- wickshire, anno 51 Hen. III., A. D. 1260. It coutained a composition of those who had forfeited their estates in that rebellion, which composition was five years’ rent of the es- tates forfeited. Wharton.
The forcible abduction or stealing away of a man, woman, or child from their own country, and sending them into another. It is an offense punishable at the common law by fine aud imprisonment. 4 Bl. Comm. 219. In American law, this word is seldom, if at all, applied to the abductiou of other per- sons than children, aud the intent to seud them out of the country does not seem to constitute a necessary part of the offense. The term is said to include false imprisonment. 2 Bish. Crim. Law,
The principal herald of England was of old designated “kiug of the heralds,” a title which seems to have been exchanged for “king-at-arms” about the reign of Henry IV. The kings-at-arms at present existing in England are three,
In seamen’s language, a “knot” Is a division of the log-line serving to meas- ure the rate of the vessel’s motion. The number of knots which run off from the reel in half a minute shows the number of miles the vessel sails in an hour. Hence when a ship goes eight miles an hour she is said to go “eight knots.” Webster.
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