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  • K. B.
    An abbreviation for "King's Bench," (g. v.)
  • K. C.
    An abbreviation for "King's Counsel."
  • KABANI
    A person who, in oriental states, supplies the place of our notary public. All obligations, to be valid, are drawn by him; and he is also the public weigh-inaster, and everything of consequence ought to be weighed before him. Enc. Lond.
  • KABOOLEAT
    In Hindu law. A written agreement, especially one signifying assent, as the counterpart of a revenue lease, or the document in which a payer of revenue, whether to the government, the zamindar, or the farmer, expresses his consent to pay the amount assessed upon his land. Wils. Ind. Gloss.
  • KAIA
    A key, kay, or quay. Spelman.
  • KAIAGE, OR KAIAGIUM
    A wharfage-due. "
  • KAIN
    In Scotch law. Poultry render-able by a vassal to his superior, reserved In the lease as the whole or a part of the rent. Bell.
  • KALALOONNA
    A duty paid by shopkeepers In Hindostan, who retail spirituous liquors; also the place where spirituous liquors are sold. Wharton.
  • KALENDAE
    In English ecclesiastical law. Rural chapters, or conventions of the rural deans and parochial clergy, which were formerly held on the calends of every month; hence the name, vparoch. Antiq. 604.
  • KALENDAR
    An account of time, exhibiting the days of the week and month, the seasons, etc. More commonly spelled "calendar."
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