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UTERINE

Born of the same mother. A uterine brother or sister is one born of the same mother, but by a different father.

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UTTER BAR

In English law. The bar at which those barristers, usually junior men, practice who have not yet been raised to the dignity of king’s counsel. These junior barristers are said to plead without the bar; while those of the higher rank are admitted to seats within the bar, and address the court or a jury from a place reserved for them, and divided off by a bar. Brown.

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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 the sale and securing to the “upset bidder” the privilege of taking the property at his bid or competing at a new sale. Yost v. Porter, 80 Va. 858.

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USURIW CENTESIMAL

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

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UNFAIR COMPETITION IN TRADE

See UNFAIR.

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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 (or reciprocal) contracts are those by which the parties expressly enter into mutual engagements, such as sale or hire. Civ. Code La. art. 1758; Poth. Obi. 1, 1, 1. 2; Montpelier Seminary v. Smith, 69 Vt. 382, 38 Atl. 66; Laclede Const. Co. v. Tudor Ironworks, 169 Mo. 137, 09 S. W. 388.

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UISDATE

A false or erroneous date affixed to a paper or document

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