A more comprehensive term than "machine;" including the appurtenances necessary to the working of a machine. Seavey v. Central Mut F. Ins. Co., Ill Mass. 540.
In old English law. A barn or granary open at the top; a rick or stack of corn. Spelman.
L. Lat. In old European law. A murderer.
In old European law. To wound. Spelman.
- MAD POINT
A term used to designate the idea or subject to which is confined the derangement of the mental faculties of one suffering from monomania. Owing's Case, 1 Bland (Md.) 388, 17 Am. Dec. 311. See INSANITY.
- MADE KNOWN
Where a writ of scire facias has been actually served upon a defendant, the proper return is that its contents have been "made known" to him.
An insane person, particularly one suffering from mania in any of its forms. Said to be inapplicable to idiots (Com. v. Haskell, 2 Brewst. [Pa.] 497); but it is not a technical term either of medicine or the law, and is incapable of being applied with scientific precision. See INSANITY.
- MADRAS REGULATIONS
Certain regulations prescribed for the government of the Madras presidency. Mozley & Whitley.
In Saxon law. Kindred; family.