A Mohammedan judge or magistrate in the East Indies, appointed originally by the court at Delhi, to administer justice according to their written law. Under the British authorities their judicial functions ceased, and their duties were confined to the preparation and attestation of deeds, and the superintendence and legalization of marriage and other ceremonies among the Mohammedans. Wharton.
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In the Isle of Man, are the twenty- four chief commoners, who form the local legislature. X Steph. Comm. 99. In old English law. A guardian, warden, or keeper.
Barristers or ser- jeants who have been called within the bar and selected to be the king’s counsel. They answer iu some measure to the advoeati fusel, or advocates of the revenue, among the Romans. They must not be employed against the crown without special leave, which is, however, always granted, at a cost of about nine pounds. 3 Bl. Comm. 27.
In English law. An officer in the royal household who has jurisdiction and cognizance of offenses committed within the household and verge, and BL.LAW DICT.(2D ED.)
An abbreviation for “King’s Counsel.”
The right to demand money for the privilege of anchoring a vessel in a harbor; also the money so paid.
A guardian, warden, or keeper. Mon. Angl. torn. 2, p. 71
When several persons are charged with a crime, and one of them gives evidence against liis accomplices, on the promise of being granted a pardon, he is said to be admitted kiug’s or (in America) state’s evidence. 4 Steph. Comm. 305; Sweet.
A species of feudal tenure, which differed very slightly from a pure and perfect feud, being entirely of a military nature; and it was the first, most universal, and most honorable of the feudal tenures. To make a tenure by knight- service, a determinate quantity of land was necessary, which was called a “knight’s fee,” (feodum militare,) the measure of which was estimated at GS0 acres. Co. Litt. 09a; Brown.
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