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    In Scotch practice. To outlaw, by the sentence of a court; to oat-law for non-appearance in a criminal case. 2 Alls. Crim. Pr. 350. -Fugitation. When a criminal does not obey the citation to answer, the court pronounces sentence of fugitation against him, which induces a forfeiture of goods and More...
    One who flees; always used in law with the implication of a flight, evasion, or escape from some duty or penalty or from the consequences of a misdeed. -Fugitive from justice. A person who, having committed a crime, flies from the state or country where it transpired, in order to More...
    In the civil law. A fugitive; a runaway slave. Dig. 11, 4; Cod. 6, 1. See the various definitions of this word in Dig. 21, 1, 17.
    Fr. In medical jurisprudence. Ambulatory automatism. See AUTOMATISM.
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    Ample; complete; perfect; mature; not wanting in any essential quality. Mobile School Com'rs v. Putnam, 44 Ala. 537; Reed v. Hazleton, 37 Kan. 321, 15 Pac. 177; Quinn v. Donovan, 85 111. 195. -Full age. The age of legal majority, twenty-one years at common law, twenty-five in the civil law. More...
    A fleam, or stream of water. Blount.
    The English equivalent of the Latin phrase "plene administravit;" being a plea by an executor or administrator that he. has completely and legally disposed of all the assets of the estate, and has nothing left out of which a new claim could be satisfied. See Ryans v. Boogh-er, 169 Mo. More...
    In old English law. The same as fuage, or smoke farthings. 1 Bl. Comm. 324. See FUAGE.
    Office; duty; fulfillment of a definite end or set of ends by the correct adjustment of means. The occupation of an office. By the performance of its duties, the officer is said to fill his function. Dig. 32, 65, 1. See State v. Hyde, 121 Ind. 20, 22 N. E. More...
    In medical jurisprudence. One which prevents, obstructs, or Interferes with the due performance of its special functions by any organ of the body, without anatomical defect or abnormality in the organ itself. See Hlgbee v. Guardian Mut. L Ins. Co., 66 Barb. (N. Y.) 472. Distinguished from "organic" disease, which More...
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