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    Lat In the civil law. A solemn declaration, usually In prohibition of a thing; a protest.
    The permanent official representative of, the pope at a foreign court or seat of government Webster. They are called "ordinary" or "extraordinary," according as they are sent for general purposes or on a special mission.
    In international law. A. messenger; a minister; the pope's legate, commonly called a "nuncio."
    Lat. In the civil law. To name; to pronounce orally or in words Without writing.
    To declare publicly and "solemnly".
    A will Which depends merely upon oral evidence, having been declared or dictated by the testator in his last sickness before a sufficient number of witnesses, and afterwards reduced to writing. Ex parte Thompson, 4 Bradf. Sur. (N. Y.) 154; Sykes v. Sykes, 2 Stew. (Ala.) 367, 20 Am. Dec. More...
    Lat. In the civil and old English law. A fair. In nundinis et mer-catis, in fairs and markets. Bract. foL 56.
    Traffic at fairs and markets; any buying and selling.Nunquam ereseit ex postfaeto prav. teriti delicti ssstimatio. The character of a past offense is never aggravated by a subsequent act or matter. Dig. 50, 17, 139, 1; Bac. Max. p. 88, reg. 8; Broom, Max. 42. Nunqnam decurritnr ad extraordinnv-rinm sed More...
    Lat. Never indebted. The name of a plea in an action of indebitatus assumpsit, by which the defendant alleges that he is not indebted to the plaintiff. Nunquam nimis dieitnr qnod nunqnam satis dieitnr. What is never sufficiently said is never said too much. Co. Litt 875. Nunquam prssscribitur in More...
    In old English practice. A messenger. One who was sent to make an excuse for a party summoned, or one who explained as for a friend the reason of a party's absence. Bract fol. 345. An officer of a court; a summoner, apparitor, or beadle. Cowell.
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