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NAIL

A lineal measure of two inches and a quarter.

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NATI ET NASCITURI

Born and to be born. All heirs, near and remote.

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NATURALIZED CITIZEN

One who, being an alien by birth, has received citizenship under the laws of the state or nation.

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NAVIRE

Fr. In French law. A ship. Emerig. Traits des Assur. c. 6,

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NE UNQUES SON RECEIVER

L. Fr. In pleading. The name of a plea in an action of account-render, by which the defendant denies that he ever was receiver of the plaintiff. 12 Vin. Abr. 183.

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NECROPHILISM

See INSANITY.

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NEIGHBORHOOD

A place near; an adjoining or surrounding district; a more immediate vicinity; vicinage. See Langley v. Barnstead, 03 N. II. 240; Madison v. Mor- ristown Gaslight Co., 05 N. J. Eq. 350, 54 Atl. 439; Rice v. Sims, 3 Ilill (S. C.) 5; Lindsay Irr. Co. v. Mehrtens, 97 Cal. 070, 32 Pac. 802; State v. Henderson, 29 W. Va. 147, 1 S. E. 225; Peters v. Bourneau, 22 111. App. 177.

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NEUTRAL

In international law. Indifferent; impartial; uot engaged on either side; not taking an active part with either of the contending states. In an international war, the principal hostile powers are called “belligerents;” those actively co-operating with and assisting them, their “allies;” and those taking no part whatever, “neutrals.”

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NIVICOLLINI BRITON E9

ful. Co. Litt. G6o, 976. A maxim very frequently quoted by Lord Coke, but to be taken in modern law with some qualification. Broom, Max. ISO, 366. Nihil simul inventum est et perfect- um. Co. Litt. 230. Nothing is invented and perfected at the same moment. Nihil tam conveniens est natnrali sequitati qnam nnnmqnodqne dissolvi eo ligamine qno ligatum est. Nothing is SO consonant to natural equity as that a thing should be dissolved by the same means by which it was bound. 2 Inst. 359; Broom, Max. 877. Nihil tam conveniens est natnrali sequitati qnam volnntatem domini rem snam in alinm transferre ratam habere. 1 Coke, 100. Nothing is so consonant to natural equity as to regard the intention of the owner in transferring his own property to another. Nihil tam natnrale est, qnam eo ge- nere quidque dissolvere, quo colligatum est; ideo verborum obligatio verbis tol- litur; nudi consensus obligatio con- trario consensu dissolvitur. Nothing is so natural as to dissolve anything in the way in which it was bound together; therefore the obligation of words is taken away by words; the obligation of mere consent is dissolved by the contrary consent. Dig. 50, 17, 35; Broom, Max. S87. Nihil tam proprium imperio quam legibus vivere. Nothing is so becoming to authority as to live iu accordance with the laws. Fleta, lib. 1, c. 17,

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NOLENS VOLENS

I>at. Whether willing or unwilling; consenting or not.

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NOMINE

Lat. By name; by the name of; under the name or designation of.

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NON ASSUMPSIT

The general issue in the action of assumpsit; being a plea by which the defendant avers that “he did not undertake” or promise as alleged.

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NON DIMISIT

L. Lat. He did not demise. A plea resorted to where a plaintiff declared upon a demise without stating the indenture in an action of debt for rent. Also, a plea in bar, in replevin, to an avowry for arrears of rent, that the avowant did not demise.

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NON OMITTA9

exempted from the jurisdiction of the justices of the peace for the county.

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NON-PLEVIN

In old English law. Default in not replevying land in due time, when the same was taken by the king upon a default. The consequence thereof (loss of seisin) was abrogated by St. 9 Edw. III. c. 2.

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NON-TERM

The vacation between two terms of a court.

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NORROY

In English law. The title of the third of the three kings-at-arms, or pro- vincial heralds.

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NOTES

In practice. Memoranda made by a judge on a trial, as to the evidence ad- duced, and the points reserved, etc. A copy of the judge’s notes may be obtained from his clerk.

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NOVEL DISSEISIN

See ASSISE OF NOVEL DISSEISIN.

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NUBILIS

Lat In the civil law. Marriageable; one who Is of a proper age to be married.

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