In Saxon law. Wise men; persons of information, especially in the laws; theking’s advisers; members of the king’s council; the optimates, or principal men of thekingdom. 1 Spence, Eq. Jur. 11, note.
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In old English law. Money paid for the liberty of taking wood in aforest. Cowell.Immunity from such payment. Spelman.
This term means sometimes a mill, factory, or other establishment for performingindustrial labor of any sort, (South St. Joseph Land Co. v. Pitt 114 Mo. 135, 21S. W. 449,) and sometimes a building, structure, or erection of any kind upon land, asin the civil-law phrase “new works.”
A writ employed to enforce obedience to an order orjudgment of the court. It commands the sheriff to attach the disobedient party and tohave him before the court to answer his contempt. Smith, Act 176.
This name Is given to certain writs which may be issued inanticipation of suits which may arise. Co. Litt. 100.
The technical name by which a bond is described inpleading. Denton v. Adams, 6 Vt. 40.
What is necessary to the P farmer for the cultivation of his land. Bar- ring. Ob. St. 12.
An ancient customary tenure of lands; i. e., to drive deer to a stand that the lord may have a shot. Blount, Ten 140.
In old English law. An ancient custom, whereby, If any tenant holding of the Castle of Dover failed in paying his rent at the day, he should forfeit double, and, for the second failure, treble, etc. Cowell.
In old English law. A customary payment, supposed to be the same withward-penny. Spelman; Blount.
A mark indicating the highest point to which water rises, or thelowest point to which it sinks.
In old European law. The judicial combat or duel; the trial by battel.
A city immediately adjoining London, and forming a part of themetropolis; formerly the seat of the superior courts of the kingdom.
A mode of punishment, by the infliction of stripes, occasionally used inEngland and in a few of the American states.
A whore is a woman who practices unlawful commerce with men, particularlyone who does so for hire; a harlot; a concubine; a prostitute. Sheehey v. Cok- ley,43 Iowa, 183, 22 Am. Rep. 236.
Intentionally. In charging certain offenses, it is required that theyshould be stated to be tvillfully doue. Archb. Crim. PI. 51, 58; Leach, 550.
Under Sts. 33 Hen. VIII. c. 8, and 1 Jac. I. c. 12, the offense ofwitchcraft, or supposed intercourse with evil spirits, was punishable with death. Theseacts were uot repealed till 1736. 4 Bl. Comm. 60, 61.
A license or right to cut down, remove, and use standing timber on agiven estate or tract of land. Osborne v. O’Reilly, 42 N. J. E
This term sometimes denotes all persons whatsoever who may have, claim,or acquire an interest in the subject-matter; as in saying that a judgment in rem binds”all the world.”
A writ which anciently lay against persons who had Bl.LAWDict.(2d Dd.)
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