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  • CADI
    The name of a Turkish civil magistrate.
    Lat. It falls, abates, falls, ends, ceases. See CADEBE.
    In the civil law. Property of an Inheritable quality; property such as descends to an heir. Also the lapse of a testamentary disposition or legacy. Also an escheat; escheated property.
    Relating to or of the nature of escheat, forfeiture, or confiscation. 2 Bl. Comm. 245.
    In the civil and old common law. Kept for cutting; Intended or used to be cut. A term applied to wood.
    In the Roman law. A cognomen in the Gens Julia, which was assumed by the successors of Julius. Tayl. Civil Law, 31.
    A surgical operation whereby the foetus, which can neither make its way into the world by the ordinary and natural passage, nor be extracted by the attempts of art, whether the mother and fcetus be yet alive, or whether either of them be dead, is, by a cautious and well-timed More...
    Lat. Other; another; the rest. —Casteria paribus. Other things being equal. —Caeteri taeentibus. The others being silent: the other judges expressing no opinion. Comb. 186.—Caeterornm. When a limited administration has been granted, and all the property cannot be administered under it administration caterorum (as to the residue) may be granted.
    In old French law. A list of grievances prepared for deputies in the states-general. A petition for the redress of grievances enumerated.
    An English statute for enabling the court of chancery to award damages. 21 A 22 Vict c. 27.
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