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LAIA

A roadway in a wood. Mon. Angl. t 1, p. 483.

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JURYWOMAN

One member of a jury of matrons, (q. v.)

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INTERIM

Lat. In the mean time; meanwhile. An assignee ad interim is one appointed between the time of bankruptcy and appointment of the regular assignee. | 2 Bell, Comm. 355. J

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INFAMIA

Lat Infamy; ignominy or disgrace. By infamia juris is meant infamy established by law as the consequence of crime; in- famia facti is where the party is supposed to be guilty of such crime, but it has not been judicially proved. Comm. v. Green, 17 Mass. 515, 541.

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POLYGARCHY

A term sometimes used to denote a government of many or several; a government where the sovereignty is shared by several persons; a collegiate or divided executive.

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PERCOLATE,

as used in the cases relating to the right of land-owners to use water on their premises, designates any flow- age of sub-surface water other than that of a running stream, open, visible, clearly to be traced. Mosier v. Caldwell, 7 Nev. 363.

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PARERGON

One work executed In the intervals of another; a subordinate task. Particularly, the name of a work on the Canons, in great repute, by Ayliffe.

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ON OR BEFORE

These words, inserted in a stipulation to do an act or pay money, entitle the party stipulating to perform at any time before the day; and upon per- formance, or tender and refusal, he is immediately vested with all the rights which would have attached if performance were made on the day. Wall v. Simpson, […]

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NON SEQUITUR

Lat It does not follow. Non solent quae abundant vitiare scripturas. Superfluities [things which abound] do not usually vitiate writings. Dig. 50, 17, 94. Non solum quid licet, sed quid est conveniens, est considerandum; quia nihil qnod est inconveniens est licitum. Not only what is lawful, but what is proper or convenient, is to be […]

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NARR

A common abbreviation of “nar- ratio,” (q. v.) A declaration in an action. Jacob.

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MISERERE

weeks after conception. Retween that time, and before the expiration of the sixth month, when the child may possibly live, it is termed “abortion.” When the delivery takes place soon after the sixth month, it is denominated “premature labor.” But the criminal act of destroying the foetus at any time before birth is termed, in […]

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MAGISTER

Lat. In English law. A master or ruler; a person who has attained to some eminent degree in science. Cowell. In the civil law. A title of several offices under the Roman Empire.