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VISUS

Lat. In old English practice. View; inspection, either of a place or person.

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VOCATIO IN JUS

Lat. A summoning to court. In the earlier practice of the Roman law, (under the iegis actiones,) the creditor orally called upon his debtor to go with him before the praitor for the purpose of determining their controversy, saying, “In jus carnus; in jus te voco.” This was called “vocutio in jus.”

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VOTE

Suffrage; the expression of his will, preference, or choice, formally mani- fested by a member of a legislative or deliberative body, or of a constituency or a body of qualified electors, in regard to the decision to be made by the body as a whole upon any proposed measure or proceeding, or the selection of an officer or representative. And the aggregate of the expressions of will or choice, thus manifested by individuals, is called tlie “vote of the body.” See Maynard v. Board of Canvassers, 84 Midi. 228, 47 N. W. 756, 11 L. R. A. 332; Gillespie v. Palmer, 20 Wis. 546; Davis v. Brown, 46 W. Va. 716, 34 S. E. 839.

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VOLUNTARY ANSWER

in the practice of the court of chancery, was an answer put in by a defendant, when the plaintiff had filed no interrogatories which required to be answered. Hunt, Eq.

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VOLUNTARY ASSIGNMENT

An assignment for the benefit of his creditors made by a debtor voluntarily ; as distinguished from a compulsory assignment which takes place by operation of law in proceedings in. bankruptcy or insolvency. Presumably it means an assignment of a debtor’s property in trust to pay his debts generally, in distinction from a transfer of property to a particular creditor in payment of his demand, or to a conveyance by way of collateral security or mortgage. Dias v. Bouchaud, 10 Paige. (N. Y.) 445.

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VICE-CHANCELLOR

In English law. A judge of the court of chancery, acting as assistant to the lord chancellor, and holding a separate court, from whose judgment an appeal lay to the chancellor. 3 Steph. Comm. 418.

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VOLUNTARY CONVEYANCE

A conveyance without valuable consideration; such as a deed or settlement in favor of a wife or children. See Gentry v. Field. 143 Mo. 399. 45 S. V. 2S6; Trumbull v. ITewitt, 62 Conn. 451. 26 Atl. 350; Martin v. White, 115 Ga. 800, 42 S. E. 279. As to fraudulent conveyances, see FRAUDULENT

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