Legal Term Dictionary

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    In favor of merchants. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 63, 12. Ob infamiam non solet junta legem terns aliqnis per legem apparentem se pnrgare, nisi prius conviotus fnerit Tel eonfessns in curia. Glan. lib. 14, c. 11. On account of evil report,, it is not usual, according to the law of More...
    For an immoral consideration. Dig. 12, 6.
    Lat. In Roman law. A debtor who was obliged to serve his creditor till his debt was discharged. Adams, Rom. Ant 49.
    Compliance with a com mund, prohibition, or known law and rule of duty prescribed; the performance of what is required or enjoined by authority, or the abstaining from what is prohibited, in compliance with the command or prohibition. Webster.
    An office, or the administration of it; a kind of rent; submission; obedience. Obedicntia est legis essentia. 11 Coke, 100. Obedience is the essence of law.
    A monastic officer. Du Cange.
    Lat ' [He] died without issue. Yearb. M. 1 Edw. II. 1.
  • OBIT
    In old English law. A funeral solemnity, or office for the dead. Cowell. The anniversary of a person's death; the anniversary office. Cro. Jac. 5L
    Lat By the way; in passing; incidentally; collaterally. -Obiter dictum. A remark made, or opinion expressed, by a judge, in his decision upon a cause, "by the way." that is, incidentally or collaterally, and not directly upon the question before him, or upon a point not necessarily involved in the More...
    v. In legal proceedings, to object (e. gn to the admission of evidence) is to interpose a declaration to the effect that the particular matter or thing under consideration is not done or admitted with the consent of the party objecting, but is by him consicV ered improper or illegal, More...
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