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    In commercial law. An account of goods or merchandise sent by merchants to their correspondents at home or abroad, in which the marks of each package, with other particulars, are set forth. Marsh. Ins. 408; Dane, Abr. Index. See Merchants Exch. Co. v. Weisman, 132 Mich. 353, 93 N. W. More...
    An involuntary act is that which is performed with constraint (q. v.) or with repugnance, or without the will to do it. An action is involuntary, then, which is performed under duress. Wolff Inst. Nat. | 5. -Involuntary deposit. In the law of bailments, one made by the accidental leaving More...
  • IOTA
    The minutest quantity possible. Iota is the smallest Greek letter. The word "Jot" is derived therefrom. Ipsss leges cupiunt nt jure regantur. Co. Litt. 174. The laws themselves require that they should be governed by right
  • IPSE
    Lat. He himself; the same; the very person.
    He himself said it; a bare assertion resting on the authority of an individual.
    In the identical words; opposed to "substantially." Town-send v. Jemison, 7 How. 719, 12 L. Ed. 880; Summons v. State, 5 Ohio St 346.
    By the fact itself; by the mere fact. By the mere effect of an act or a fact. In English ecclesiastical law. A censure of excommunication in the ecclesiastical court, immediately incurred for divers offenses, after lawful trial.
    By the law itself; by the mere operation of law. Calvin. Ira furor brevis est. Anger is a short insanity. Beardsley v. Maynard, 4 Wend. (N. Y.) 336, 355. IRREMOVABILITY
    Lat. Moved or excited by anger or passion. A term sometimes formerly used in the plea of eon assault demesne. "1 Tidd, Pr. 645."
    Lat. To go at large; to escape; to be set at liberty.
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