Legal Term Dictionary

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    In English law. Those barristers who plead without the bar, and are distinguished from benchers, or those who have been readers, and who are allowed to plead within the bar, as the king's counsel are. Cowell.
  • UXOR
    Lat. In the civil law. A wife; a woman lawfully married. —Et uxor. And bis wife. A term used in indexing, abstracting, and describing conveyances made by a man and his wife as grantors, or to a man and his wife as grantees. Often abbreviated "et ux" Thus, "John Doe More...
    The killing of a wife by her husband; one who murders his wife. Not a technical term of the law.
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