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POLYGAMY

Definition of 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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PERCH

Definition of 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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PARENTICIDE

Definition of PARENTICIDE:

One who murders

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ON OR ABOUT

Definition of ON OR ABOUT:

A phrase used in reciting the date of an occurrence or conveyance, to escape the necessity of being bound by the statement of an exact date.

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NON-SANE

Definition of NON-SANE:

As “sane,” when applied to the mind, means whole, sound, in a health- ful state, “non-sane” must mean not whole, not sound, not in a healthful state; that is, broken, impaired, shattered, infirm, weak, diseased, unable, either from nature or acci- dent, to perform the rational functions common to man upon the objects presented to […]