Legal Term Dictionary

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  • WYTE
    In old English law. Acquittance or immunity from amercement.
  • X.
    In the written terminology of various arts and trades, where two or more dimensions of the same piece or article are to be stated, this letter is a well known symbol equivalent to the word "by." Thus, the formula "3 x 5 in." will be understood, or may be explained More...
    In the civil and old English law. An inn allowed by public license, for the entertainment of strangers, and other guests. Calvin.; Cowell. A hospital; a place where sick and infirm persons are taken care of. Cowell.
    Reception of strangers; hospitality. Enc, Lond.
    A punishment among the Greeks answering to our stocks. Wharton.
    In old records, assertion and denial, without oath.
    A light sea-going vessel, used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc. Webster. See 22 St. at Large, 566 (U. S. Comp. St 1901, p. 2845); Rev. St U. S. ff 4215-4218 (U. S, Comp. St 1901, p. 2847).
  • YARD
    A measure of length, containing three feet or thirty-six inches. A piece of land inclosed for the use and accommodation of the inhabitants of a house.
    or virgata terra is a quantity of land, said by some to be twenty acres, but by Coke to be of uncertain extent.
    Yes and no. According to a charter of Athelstan, the people of Itipon were to be believed in all actions or suits upon their yea and nay, without the necessity of taking any oath. Brown.
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