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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.

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LIBERARE

Lat. In the civil law. To free or set free; to liberate; to give one his liberty. Calvin. In old English law. To deliver, transfer, or hand over. Applied to writs, panels of jurors, etc. Bract, fols. 110, 1706. Liberata pecunia non liberat offer- entem. Co. Litt. 207. Mouey being restored does not set free […]