Legal Term Dictionary

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    The act of adopting an alien into a nation, and clothing him with all the rights possessed by a natural-born citizen. Boyd v. Nebraska, 143 U. S. 135, 12 Sup. Ct 875, 36 L. Ed. 103. Collective naturalisation takes place where a government, by treaty or cession, aquires the whole More...
    To confer citizenship upon an alien; to make a foreigner the same, in respect to rights and privileges, as if he were a native citizen or subject
    One who, being an alien by birth, has received citizenship under the laws of the state or nation.
    Damages which "naturally" arise from a breach of. contract are such as arise in the usual course of things, from the breach itself, or such as may reasonably be supposed to have been contemplated l>y the parties when making the contract as the probable result of the breach. Mitchell v. More...
    A rule of conduct arising out of the natural relations of human beings, established by the Creator, and existing prior to any positive precept Webster. The foundation of this law is placed by the best writers in the will of God, discovered by right reason, and aided by divine revelation More...
    Lat Born, as distinguished from nasciturus, about to be born. Ante natue, one born before a particular person or event, e. g., before the death of his father, before a political revolution, etc. Post natus, one born after a particular person or event
    Lat. In the civil law. The master or owner of a merchant vessel. Calvin.
    In French maritime law. Shipwreck. "The violent agitation of the waves, the impetuous force of the winds, storm, or lightning, may swallow up the vessel, or shatter it in such a manner that nothing remains of it but the wreck; this is called 'making shipwreck,' (faire naufrage.) The vessel may More...
    Lat. Shipwreck.
    In old practice. Bad; defective. "The bar is naught." 1 Leon. 77. "The avowry is naught." 5 Mod. 73. "The plea is undoubtedly naught." 10 Mod. 329. See 11 Mod. 179.
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