Legal Term Dictionary

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    The statute law of New Jersey recognizes three different kinds of roads: A public road, a private road, and a byroad. A by-road is a road used by the inhabitants, and recognized by statute, but not laid out. Such roads are often called "driftways." They are roads of necessity in More...
    Incidentally; without new process. A term used in former English practice to denote the method of filing a decs laration against a defendant who was already in the custody of the court at the suit of a different plaintiff or of the same plaintiff in another cause.
    In Hindu law. A deed of mortgage or conditional sale.
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