Legal Term Dictionary

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    In English law. The title of the governor or presiding ofllcer of the Cinque Ports, {q. v.)
    In English law. The title of a court of record, established in the reign of Henry VlII. See COURT OF WARDS AND LIVERIES.
    L. Lat. In old English law. To fallow ground; or plow up land (designed for wheat) in the spring, in order to let it lie fallow for the better improvement Fleta, lib. 2, c. 33; Cowell.
    A place adapted to the reception and storage of goods and mer-chandise. State v. Huffman, 136 Mo. 58, 87 S. W. 797; Owen v. Boyle, 22 Me. 47; State v. Wilson, 47 N. H. 101; Allen v. State, 10 Ohio St 287. —Warehouse book. A book used by mer-chants to More...
    The owner of a warehouse; one who, as a business, and for hire, keeps and stores the goods of others.
    Under the old practice of the English court of probate, was a notice given by a registrar of the principal registry to a person who had entered a caveat, warning him, within six days after service, to enter an appearance to the caveat in the princinpal registry, and to set More...
    In old records. Garniture; furniture; provision. Cowell.
    In old English law. An ancient custom, whereby, if any tenant hold-ng of the Castle of Dover failed in paying his rent at the day, he should forfeit double, and, for the second failure, treble, eta Cowell.
  • WARP
    A rope attached to some fixed point, used for moving a ship. Pub. St Mass. 1882, p. 1297.
    In Scotch law. Warranty; a clause in a charter or deed by which the grantor obliges himself that tbe right conveyed shall be effectual to the receiver. Ersk. Prin. 2, 3,11. A clause where¬by the grantor of a charter obliges himself to warrant or make good the thing granted to More...
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