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MISTRESS

The proper style of the wife of an esquire or a gentleman in England.

MOCKADOES

A kind of cloth made in England, mentioned in St. 23 Eliz. c. 9.

MOIETY

The half of anything. Joint tenants are said to hold by moieties. Litt. 125; 3 C. B. 274, 283.

MONSTRUM

A box in which relics are kept; also a muster of soldiers. Cowell.

MORE COLONICO

Lat. In old pleading. In husband-like manner. Townsh. PL 198.

MOVABLES

Tilings movable; movable or personal chattels, which may be annexed to or attendant on the person of the owner, and carried about with him from one part of the world to another.

MULTIPLICITY

A state of being many. That quality of a pleading which Involves a variety of matters or particulars; undue variety. 2 Saund. 410. A multiplying or increasing. Story. Eq. PI.

MURAGE

A toll formerly levied in England for repairing or building public walls.

MUTINY

n criminal law. An insurrection of soldiers or seamen against the authority of their commanders; a sedition or revolt in the army or navy. See The Sta- cey Clarke (D. C.) 54

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