Legal Term Dictionary

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    In old pleading. Hither to. 2 Mod. 24.
    In old English law. An acquittance for an assault upon a trespassing servant. Supposed to be a mistake or misprint in Fleta for "hinegeld." Fleta/lib. 1, c 47, | 20. Also the price of one's skin, or the money paid by a servant to save himself from a whipping. Du More...
    In old English law. A loud outcry with which felons (such as robbers, burglars, and murderers) were anciently pursued, and which all who heard it were bound to take up, and join in the pursuit until the malefactor was taken. Bract fols. 115b, 124; 4 BL Comm. 293. A written More...
    In Spanish law. A measure of land equal to as much as a yoke of oxen can plow in one day. 2 White, Recop. (38,) 49; Strother v. Lucas, 12 Pet 448, 9 L. Ed. 1137.
  • HUIS
    L. Fr. A door. "Al huia del epme, at the door of the church. Bendloe, 133.
    A ship used to transport horses. Also termed "ufler".
    In French law. Marshals; ushers; process-servers; sheriffs' officers. Ministerial officers attached to the courts, to effect legal service of process required by law in actions, to issue executions, etc., and to maintain order during the sitting of the courts.
    In old records. A hulk or small vessel. Cowell.
    In old records. A hill. 2 Mon. Angl. 292; Cowell.
    A moist place. Mon. Angl.
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