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PARENTICIDE

One who murders

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PERCH

A measure of land containing five yards and a half, or sixteen feet and a half in length ; otherwise called a “rod” or “pole.” Cowell. As a unit of solid measure, a perch of masonry or stone or brick work contains, ac- cording to some authorities and in some localities, sixteen and one-half cubic […]

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POLYGAMY

In criminal law. The offense of having several wives or husbands at the same time, or more than one wife or husband at the same time. 3 Inst. 88. And see Reynolds v. U. S., 98 U. S. 145, 25 L. Ed. 244. The offense committed by a layman In marrying while any previous wife […]

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INFALISTATUS

In old English law. Exposed upon the sands, or sea-shore. A species of punishment mentioned in Heng- ham. Cowell.

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INTERFERENCE

In patent law. this term designates a collision between rights claimed or granted; that is, where a person claims a patent for the whole or any integral part of the ground already covered by an existing patent or by a pending application. Milton v. Kingsley, 7 App. D. C. 540; De- derick v. Fox (C. […]

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JURYMAN

A juror: one who is impaneled on a jury.

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LAHMAN, or LAGEMANNUS

An Old word for a lawyer. Domesday, I. 189.