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    In pleading. The plaintiff's answer of fact to the defendant's rejoinder. Steph. PI. 59.
    A yielding up of an estate for life or years to him who has an immediate estate in reversion or remainder, by which the lesser estate is merged In the greater by mutual agreement. Co. Litt. 337b. And see Coe v. Hobby, 72 N. Y. 145, 28 Am. Rep. 120; More...
    The person to whom a surrender is made.
    One who makes a surrender. One who yields up a copyhold estate for the purpose of conveying it.
    Stealthily or fraudulently done, taken away, or introduced.
    In English law. One that is substituted or appointed in the room of another, as by a bishop, chancellor, judge* etc.; especially an officer appointed to dispense licenses to marry without banns. 2 Steph. Comm. 247. In American law. The name given In some of the states to the judge More...
    L. Fr. In old English law. Neglect; omission; default; cessation.
    Lat In old conveyancing. To render up; to surrender.
    Lat A surrender.
    One who survives another; one who outlives another; one of two or more persons who lives after the death of the other or others.
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