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YORKSHIRE REGISTRIES

The registries of titles to land provided by acts ofparliament for the ridings of the county of York In England. These resemble the officesfor the registration or recording of deeds commonly established in the several countiesof the states.

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Y Q YA ET NAY

In old records. Mere assertion and denial, without oath.

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YOUNGER CHILDREN

This phrase, when used in English conveyancing with referenceto settlements of land, signifies all such children as are not entitled to the rightsof an eldest son. It therefore includes daughters, even those who are older than theeldest son. Mozley & Whitley.

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YACHT

A light sea-going vessel, used only for pleasure-trips, racing, etc. Webster. TSee 22 St.. at Large, 566 (U. S. Comp. St I 1001, p. 2845); Rev. St U. S.

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YOUTH

This word may include children and youth of both sexes. Nelson v. Cushlng,2 Cush. (Mass.) 519, 528.

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YARD

A measure of length, containing three feet, or thirty-six inches.UA piece of land inclosed for the use and accommodation of the inhabitants of a house.

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YULE

The times of Christmas and Lammas.

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YARDLAND

or virgata torrce, is a quantity of land, said by some to be twenty acres,y but by Coke to be of uncertain extent

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YVERNAIL

BLE. L. Fr. Winter grain. Kelham.

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YEA AND NAY

Yes and no. According to a charter of Athelstan, the people of Riponwere to be believed in all actions or suits upon their yea aud nay, without the yynecessity of taking any oath. Brown.

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YEAR

The period in which the revolution of the earth round the sun, and the accompanyingchanges in the order of nature, are completed. Generally, when a statute Yspeaks of a year, twelve calendar, and not lunar, months are intended. Cro. Jac. 166.The year is either astronomical, ecclesiastical, or regnal, beginning on the 1st ofJanuary, or 25th of March, or the day of the sover- w eign’s accession. Wharton.I

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YEAS AND NAYS

The affirmative and negative votes on a bill or measure before alegislative assembly. “Calling the yeas and nays” is calling for the individual and oralvote of each member, usually upon a call of the roll.

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