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    In Scotch law. Out-town multures; multures, duties, or tolls paid by persons voluntarily grinding corn at any mill to which they are not thirled, or bound by tenure. 1 Forb. lust, pt 2, p. 140.
    In French law. The right of succession which arises to one upon the death, whether natural or civil, of another.
  • OVE
    L. Fr. With. Modern French avcc.
    L. Fr. Equal.
    In old English law. Equality.
  • OVER
    In conveyancing, the word "over" Is used to denote a contingent limitation intended to take effect on the failure of a prior estate. Thus, in what is commonly called the "name and arms clause" in a will or settlement there is generally a proviso that if the devisee fails to More...
    Beyond the sea; outside the limits of the state or country. See Gus-tin v. Brattle, Kirby (Conn.) 300. See BEYOND SEA.
    Proved guilty or convicted. Blount.
    To draw upon a person or a bank, by bills or checks, to an amount in excess of the funds remaining to the drawer's credit with the drawee, or to an amount greater than what is due. The term "overdraw" has a definite and well-understood meaning. Money in drawn from More...
    A negotiable instrument or other evidence of debt is overdue when the day of its maturity is past and it remains unpaid. Camp v. Scott, 14 Vt 387; La Due v. First Nat Bank, 31 Minn. 33, 10 N. W. 426. A vessel is said to be overdue when she More...
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