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  • DAYSMAN
    An arbitrator, umpire, or elected judge. Cowell.
  • DAYWERE
    In old English law. A term applied to land, and signifying as much arable ground as could be plowed up in one day's work. Cowell.
  • DE
    A Latin preposition, signifying of; by; from; out of; affecting; concerning; respecting.
  • DE ACQUIRENDO RERUM DOMINIO
    Of (about) acquiring the ownership of things. Dig. 41, 1; Bract, lib. 2, fol. 8b.
  • DE ADMENSURATIONE
    Of admeasurement Thus, de odmensuratione dotis was a writ for the admeasurement of dower, and de admensuratione pastures was a writ for the admeasurement of pasture.
  • DE ADVISAMENTO CONSILII NOSTRI
    L. Lat With or by the advice of our council. A phrase used in the old writs of summons to parliament Crabb, Eng. Law, 240.
  • DE AEQUITATE
    In equity. De jure stricto, nihil possum vendicare, de wquitate tamen, nullo modo hoc obtinet; in strict law, I can claim nothing, but in equity this by no means obtains. Fleta, lib. 8, c. 2, f 10.
  • DE AESTIMATO
    In Roman law. One of the Innominate contracts, and, in effect, a sale of land or goods at a price fixed, (wsti-matot) and guarantied by some third party, who undertook to find a purchaser.
  • DE AETATE PROBANDA
    For proving age. A writ which formerly lay to summon a jury in order to determine the age of the heir of a tenant in capite who claimed his estate as being of full age. Fitzh. Nat Brev. 257; Reg. Orig. 294.
  • DE ALEATORIBUS
    About gamesters. The name of a title in the Pandects. Dig. 11, 5.
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