Lat In the civil law. The offense of stealing or embezzling the public money. Hence the common English word “peculation,” but “embezzlement” is the proper legal term. 4 Bl. Comm. 121, 122.
A woman who belongs to the nobility, which may lie either in her own right or by right of marriage.
Suspense; tbe state of being pendent or undecided; the state of an action, etc.. after it has been begun, and before the final disposition of it.
n Mexico. A debtor held by his creditor in a qualified servitude to work out the debt; a serf. Webster. In India. A footman; a soldier; an inferior officer; a servant employed in the bus- iness of the revenue, police, or judicature.
Lat. In old practice. At length.
Lat. By himself or itself; in itself; taken alone; inherently; in isolation; unconnected with other matters.
as used in the cases relating to the right of land-owners to use water on their premises, designates any flow- age of sub-surface water other than that of a running stream, open, visible, clearly to be traced. Mosier v. Caldwell, 7 Nev. 363.
Lat. In the civil law. Peril; danger; hazard; risk. Periculum rei venditoe, nondum tra- dita;, est emptoris. The risk of a tiling sold, and not yet delivered, is the purchaser’s. 2 Kent, Comm. 498, 499.
He who receives the profits of lands, etc.; he who has the actual pernancy of the profits.
In old English law. Personally; in person.
In old English law. The court or yard of the king’s palace at Westminster. Also an afternoon exercise or moot for the instruction of students. Cowell; Blount.
In medical jurisprudence. An inflammation of the veins, which may originate in septicemia (bacterial blood- poisoning) or pywmia (poisoning from pus), and is capable of being transmitted to other tissues, as, the brain or the muscular tissue of the heart. In the latter case, an inflammation of the heart is produced which is called “endocarditis” and which may result fatally. See Succession of Bidwell, 52 La. Ann. 744, 27 South. 2S1.
The duty for maintaining piers and harbors.
Poundage of cattle.
An old form of the word “pleas.” Thus tho “Court of Common Fleas” was sometimes called the “Court of Common Place.
Pestilence; a contagious and malignant fever.
In old English ecclesiastical law. A rural dean. Cowell.
In the civil law. A term used to signify full proof, (that is, proof by two witnesses,) in contradistinction to semi-plena probatio, which is only a pre- sumption. Cod. 4, 19, 5.
The most common meaning of the term “to plunder” is to take property from persons or places by open force, and this may be in course of a lawful war, or by unlawful hostility, as in tbe case of pirates or banditti. But in another and very common meaning, though in some degree figurative, it is used to express the idea of taking property from a person or place, without just right, but not expressing the nature or quality of the wrong done. Carter v. Andrews, 10 Pick. (Mass.) 9; U. S. v. Stone (C. C.) 8 Fed. 246; U. S. v. Pitman, 27 Fed. Cas. 540
In medical jurisprudence. A substance having an inherent deleterious property which renders it, when taken into the system, capable of destroying life. 2 Whart. & S. Med. Jur.
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