An arbitrator, umpire, or elected judge. Cowell.
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.
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.