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USUS BELLICI

Lat In international law. Warlike uses or objects. It is the usus bcllici which determine an article to be contraband. 1 Kent, Comm. 141. Usus est dominium fiduciarium. Bac. St Uses. Use

UTLA6ATUS

In old English law. An outlawed person; an outlaw. Utlagatus est qnasi extra legem posi- tus. Caput gerit lupinum. 7 Coke, 14. An outlaw is, as it were, put out of the

UNILATERAL AND BILATERAL

A unilateral contract is one in which one party makes an express engagement or undertakes a performance, without receiving in return any express engagement or promise of performance from the other. Bilateral

UPSET BID

A bid made after a judicial sale, but before the successful bid at the sale has been confirmed, larger or better than such successful bid, and made for the purpose of upsetting

USURIW CENTESIMAL

Twelve per cent, per annum ; that is, a hundredth part of the principal was due each month,

UISDATE

A false or erroneous date affixed to a paper or document

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