An offer; something proffered. An offer, by one person to another, of terms and conditions with reference to some work or undertaking, or for the transfer of property, the acceptance whereof will make a contract between them. Eppes v. Mississippi. G. & T. It. Co., 35 Ala. 33. In English practice. A statement in writing of somespecial matter submitted to tlie consideration of a chief clerk in the court of chancery, pursuant to an order made upon an application ex parte, or a decretal order of the court. It is either for maintenance of an infant, appointment of a guardian, placing a ward of the court at the university or in the army, or apprentice to a trade; for the appointment of a receiver, the establishment of a charity, etc. Wharton. Propositio indefinita aequipollet universali. An indefinite proposition is equivalent to a general one.

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