Legal Term Dictionary

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    A weight of twelve ounces to the pound, having its name from Troyes, a city in Anbe, France.
    In international law. A suspension or temporary cessation of hostilities by agreement between belligerent powers; an armistice. Wheat Int Law, 442, -Truce of God. In medieval law. A truce or suspension of arms promulgated by the ehurch, putting a stop to private hostilities at certain periods or during certain sacred More...
    In English law. This name is given to the statute 1 A 2 Wm. IV. c. 37, passed to abolish what is commonly called the "truck system," under which employers were in the practice of paying the wages of their work people In goods, or of requiring them to purchase More...
  • TRUE
    Conformable to fact; correct; exact; actual; genuine; honest "In one sense, that only is true which is conformable to the actual state of things. In that sense, a statement is untrue which does not express things exactly as they are. But in another and broader sense, the word 'true' is More...
    1. An equitable or beneficial right or title to land or other property, held for the beneficiary by another person, in whom resides the legal title or ownership, recognized and enforced by courts of chan-cery. See Goodwin v. McMinn, 193 Pa. 646, 44 Ati. 1094, 74 Am. St. Rep. 703; More...
    The person appointed, or required by law, to execute a trust; one in whom an estate, interest, or power is vested, under an express or implied agreement to administer or exercise it for the benefit or to the use of another. "Trustee" is also Used in a wide and perhaps More...
    In Scotch law. The maker or creator of a trust.
    In old European law. Trust; faith; confidence; fidelity.
    A word occasionally, though rarely, used as a designation of the creator, donor, or founder of a trust.
  • TRY
    To examine judicially; to examine and investigate a controversy, by the legal method called "trial" for the purpose of determining the issues it involves.
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