What is NAKED?

As a term of jurisprudence, this word is equivalent to bare, wanting in nec- essary conditions, incomplete, as a naked con- trad. (mulum pactum,) i. e., a contract devoid of consideration, and therefore invalid; or simple, unilateral, comprising but a single element, as a naked authority, i. e., one which is not coupled with any interest in the agent, but subsists for the benefit of the principal alone. As to naked “Confession,” “Deposit,” “Possession,” “Possibility,” “Power,” “Promise,” and “Trust,” see those titles.

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