Legal Term Dictionary

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    Fr. In French Insurance law. The way that is taken to make the voyage insured The direction of the voyage assured.
    In pleading. A technical word in Indictments, generally coupled with the word "riotously;' 2 Chit Crim. Law, 488.
  • ROY
    L. Fr. The king. Roy est l'orlginal de touts franchises. Keilw. 138. The king is the origin of all franchises. : Roy Jt'est lie per aseun statute si 11 ue salt ezpressment uosmo. The king Is not bound by any statute, unless expressly named. .Jenk. Cent 807; Broom, Max. 72. More...
    A payment reserved by the grantor of a patent lease of a mine, or similar right and payable proportionately to the use made of the right by the grantee. See Raynolds v. Hanna (C. ?L) 55 Fed. 800; Hubenthal v. Kennedy, 76 Iowa. 707, 39 *f. W. 694; Western Union More...
    Directions printed in books of law and in prayer-books, so termed because they were originally distinguished by red lnk. -Rubric of a statute. Its title, which was anciently printed in red letters. It serves to show the object of the legislature, and thence affords the means of Interpreting the body More...
    Roughness; incivility, violence Touching another with rudeness may constitute a battery.
    Lat In the civil law. Ruin, the falling of a house. Dig. 47, 9.
  • RULE
    v. This verb has two significations: (1) to command or require by a rule of court; as, to rule the sheriff to return the writ, to rule the defendant to plead. (2) To settle or decide a point of law arising npon a trial at nisi prius; and, when it More...
  • RULE
    n. 1. An established standard, guide, or regulation; a principle or regulation set up by authority, prescribing or directing action or forbearance; as, the rules of a legislative body, of a company, court, public office, of the law, of ethics. 2. A regulation made by a court of Justice or More...
    In American practice. This term Is sometimes used, by metonymy, to denote a time or season in the judicial year when motions may be made and rules taken, as special terms or argument-days, or even the vacations, as distinguished from the regular terms of the courts for the trial of More...
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