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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

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,

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

YEME

In old records. Winter; a corruption of the Latin “hiems.”

YEOMAN

In English law. A commoner; a freeholder under the rank of gentleman. Cowell. A man who has free land of forty shillings by the year; who was ancientlythereby qualified to serve on

YIELD

In the law of real property, is to perform a service due by a tenant to hislord. Hence the usual form of reservation of a rent in a lease begins with the

YIELDING AND PAYING

In conveyancing. The initial words of that clause in leasesIn which the rent to be paid by the lessee is mentioned and reserved.

YOKELET

A little farm, requiring but a yoke of oxen to till It.

YORK, CUSTOM OF

A custom of the province of York in England, by which theeffects of an intestate, after payment of his debts, are in general divided according tothe ancient universal doctrine of the pars

YORK, STATUTE OF

An Important English statute passed at the city of York, in thetwelfth year of Edward II., containing provisions on the subject of attorneys, witnesses,the taking of inquests by nisi prius, etc. 2

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