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    To call upon; to call in to warranty ; to call upon the grantor or warrantor to defend the title to an estate. To vouch Is to call upon, rely on, or quote as an authority. Thus, in the old writers, to vouch a case or report is to quote More...
    In common recoveries, the person who is called to warrant or defend the title is called the "vouchee." 2 Bouv. Inst, no. 2093. —Common vouchee. In common recoveries, the person who is vouched to warranty. In this fictitious proceeding the crier of the court usually performs the office of a More...
    A receipt, acquittance, or release, which may serve as evidence of pay-ment or discharge of a debt, or to certify the correctness of accounts. An account-book con-taining the acquittances or receipts showing the accountant's discharge of his obligations. Whitwell v. Willard, 1 Mete. (Mass.) 218. The term "voucher," when used More...
    The calling one who has warranted lands, by the par¬ty warranted, to come and defend the suit for him. Co. Litt 1015.
    In Scotch practice. An emphatic or essential word. 2 Alls. Crim. Pr. 280.
    In maritime law. The passing of a vessel by sea from one place, port, or country to another. The term is held to Include the enterprise entered upon, and not merely the route. Friend v. Insurance Co., 113 Mass. 326. —Foreign voyage. A voyage to some port or place within More...
    Seaweed. It is used in great quantities by the inhabitants of Jersey and Guernsey for manure, and also for fuel by the poorer classes.
    [Latin] old English law. Common purgation; a name given to the trial by ordeal, to distinguish it from the canonical purgation, which was by the oath of the party. 4 Bl. Comm. 342.
    [Latin] In the civil law. Spurious children; bastards.
    (Latin) In the civil law. Spurious children; literally, gotten from the people; the offspring of promiscuous cohabitation, who are considered as having no father. Inst. 3, 4, 3; Id. 3, 5, 4.
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