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UTFANGTHEF

Iu Saxon and old English law. The privilege of a lord of a manor to judge and punish a thief dwelling out of his liberty, and committing theft without the same, if he were caught within the lord’s jurisdiction. Cowell.

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UXORICIDE

The killing of a wife by her husband; one who murders his wife. Not a technical term of the law. V. 1195 VADUM V V. As an abbreviation, this letter may stand for “Victoria,” “volume,” or “verb;” also “vide” (see) and “voce” (word.) It is also a common abbreviation of “versus,” in the titles of causes, and reported cases. V. C. An abbreviation for “vice-chancellor.” V. C. C. An abbreviation for “vice-chancellor’s court” V. E. An abbreviation for “venditioni exponas,” (q. v.) V. G. An abbreviation for “verbi gratia,” for the sake of example.

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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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