Blogs Mobi http://www.blogs-mobi.com Your Blog and Mobile Community Tue, 03 Jul 2012 04:00:14 +0000 es-ES hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-12/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 04:00:14 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1426 LOT OF GROUND.
A small piece of land in a town or city usually employed for building, a yard, a garden or such other urban use. Lots… more

LOTTERY
A scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance. 2. In most, if not all of the United States, lotteries not specially authorized by… more

LOUISIANA.
ually. He must be a citizen of the United States, over the age of thirty years, and have resided in the state for six years… more

LOW WATER MARK.
That part of the shore of the sea to which the waters re- cede when the tide is the lowest. Vide High Water Mark;… more

LOYAL
Legal; according to law; as, loyal matrimony, a lawful marriage; at- tached to the existing law. … more

LOYALTY.
That which adheres to the law, that which sustains an existing government. See Penal Laws of China, 3. … more

LUCID INTERVAL
med. jur. That space of time between two fits of insanity, during which a person non compos mentis is completely restored to the perfect enjoyment… more

LUCRE.
Gain, profit. Cl. des Lois Rom. h. t. … more

LUCRI CAUSA.
This is a Latin expression, which signifies that the thing to which it applies is done for the sake of gain. 2. It was… more

LUGGAGE.
Such things as are carried by a traveller, generally for his personal accommodation; baggage. In England this word is generally used in the same… more

LUNACY,
is not surprising that many scientific and philosophical men have vainly exhausted their observation and ingenuity to find out some special quality, some peculiar… more

LUNAR.
That which belongs to the moon; relating to the moon as a lunar month. See Month. … more

LUNATIC,
persons. One who has had an understanding, but who, by disease, grief, or other accident, has lost the use of his reason. A lunatic… more

LYING IN GRANT
Incorporeal rights and things which cannot be transferred by livery of possession, but which exist only in idea, in contemplation of law, are said… more

LYING IN WAIT.
Being in ambush for the purpose of murdering another. 2. Lying in wait is evidence of deliberation and intention. 3. Where murder is divided into… more

LYNCH-LAW.
A common phrase used to express the vengeance of a mob, inflicting an injury, and committing an outrage upon a person suspected of some offence…. more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-11/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:59:34 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1424 LOCUM TENENS.
He who holds the place of another, a deputy; as A B, locum tenens of C D, mayor of the city of Philadelphia. … more

LOCUS.
The place where a thing is done. … more

LOCUS CONTRACTUS.
The place of the contract. In general, the law of the place where the contract is made, governs in everything which relates to the mode… more

LOCUS DELICTI.
The place where the tort, offence, or injury bas been committed. … more

LOCUS POENITENTIAE.
contracts, crim. law. Literally this signifies a place of repentance; in law, it is the opportunity of withdrawing from a projected contract, before the… more

LOCUS IN QUO.
ce in which. In pleadings it is the place where any- thing is alleged to have been done. 1 Salk. 94. … more

LOCUS REI SITAE.
The place where a thing is situated. In proceedings in rem, in real actions in the civil law, or: those which have for their… more

LOCUS SIGILLI.
The place of the seal. 2. In many of the states, instead of sealing deeds, writs, and other papers or documents requiring it, a scroll… more

LODGER.
One who has a right to inhabit another man s house. He has not the same right as a tenant; and is not entitled… more

LODGINGS.
Habitation in another s house, in which the owner dwells; the oc- cupier being termed a lodger. … more

LOG BOOK.
A ship s journal. It contains a minute account of the ship s course, with a short history of every occurrence during the vovage…. more

LOQUELA
practice. An imparlance. Loquela sine die, a respite in law to an indefinite time. Formerly by loquela was meant the allegations of fact mutually made… more

LORD.
In England, this is a title of honor. Fortunately in the U. S. no such titles are allowed. … more

LORD S DAY.
The same as Sunday. (q. v.) Dies Dominicus non est juridicus. Co. Litt. 135; Noy s Max. 2. … more

LOSS,
contracts. The deprivation of something which one had, which was either advantageous, agreeable or commodious. 2. In cases of partnership, the losses are in… more

LOSS IN INSURANCE,
contracts. A loss is the injury or damage sustained by the insured in consequence of the happening of one or more of the accidents… more

LOST.
What was once possessed and cannot now be found. 2. When a bond or other deed was lost, formerly the obligee or plaintiff was… more

LOST PAPERS.
id, that after a diligent search it cannot be found, it is said to be lost. 2. When such a document has been lost, and… more

LOST OR NOT LOST.
These words are sometimes inserted in policies of marine insurance. They are used when the underwriter undertakes that if the ship or goods should… more

LOT.
Anything on which depends the accidental determination of a right by which we acquire or lose something; or it is that which fortuitously deter-mines… more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-10/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:58:50 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1422 LIVERY OF SEISIN,
estates. A delivery of possession of lands, tenements, and hereditaments, unto one entitled to the same. This was a ceremony used in the common… more

LIVRE TOURNOIS,
com. law. A coin used in France before the revolution. It is to be computed in the ad valorem duty on goods, &c., at… more

LOADMANAGE
maritime law, contracts. The pay to loadsmen; that is, persons who sail or row before ships, in barks or small vessels, with instruments for towing… more

LOAN,
contracts. The act by which a person lets another have a thing to be used by him gratuitously, and which is to be returned,… more

LOAN FOR CONSUMPTION, or, MUTUTUM.
(q. v.) A contract by which the owner of a personal chattel, called the lender, delivers it to another, known as the borrower, by… more

LOAN FOR USE, or COMMODATUM,
the thing borrowed, such as corn, wine, and money, is to be returned in kind and quantity. See Mutuum. It follows, that a loan for… more

LOCAL.
Pertaining to a place; something annexed to the freehold or tied to a certain place; as, local courts, or courts whose jurisdiction is limited… more

LOCAL ACTION,
practice, pleadings. An action is local when the venue must be laid in the county where the cause of action arose. 1 Chit. PI… more

LOCALITY,
Scotch law. This name is given to a life rent created in marriage contracts in favor of the wife, instead of leaving her to her… more

LOCATIO
Hire; a letting out. … more

LOCATIO CONDUCTIO,
Civil law. Location conduction is a consensual contract, by which a person becomes bound to deliver to another the use of a thing for… more

LOCATIO MERCIUM VEHENDARUM,
contracts. A term used in the civil law to signify the carriage of goods for hire. 2. In respect to contracts of this sort… more

LOCATIO OPERIS,
contracts. A term used in the civil law, to signify the hiring of labor and services. It is a contract by which one of… more

LOCATIO OPERIS FACIENDI,
contracts. A term used in the civil law. There are two kinds, first, the location operis faciendi, strictly so called, or the hire of… more

LOCATIO REI
contracts. A term used in the civil law, which signifies the hiring of a thing. It is a contract by which one of the parties… more

LOCATION,
contracts. A contract by which the temporary use of a subject, or the work or service of a person, is given for an ascertained… more

LOCATION,
estates. Among surveyors, who are authorized by public authority to lay out lands by a particular warrant, the act of selecting the land designated… more

LOCATOR,
civil law. He who leases or lets a thing to hire to another. His duties are, 1st. To deliver to the hirer the thing… more

LOCK-UP HOUSE.
A place used, temporarily as a prison. … more

LOCO PARENTIS.
In the place of a parent. 2. It is frequently important in cases of devises and bequests, to ascertain whether the testator did or… more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-9/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:58:09 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1420 LIQUIDATED
1 Yeates R. 571; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 14; see Poth. Ob. n. 628; Dig. 50, 17, 24; Id. 42, 1, 64; Id…. more

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES.
By this term is understood the fixed amount which a party to an agreement promises to pay to the other, in case he shall… more

LIQUIDATION.
A fixed and determinate valuation of things which before were uncertain. … more

LIRA.
The name of a foreign coin. In all computations at the custom house, the lira of Sardinia shall be estimated at eighteen cents and six… more

LIS.
A suit; an action; a controversy in court; a dispute. … more

LIS MOTA.
The cause of the suit or action. By this term is understood the commencement of the controversy, and the beginning of the suit. 4… more

LIS PENDENS.
The pendancy of a suit; the time between which it is instituted and finally decided. 2. It has been decided that the… more

LIST.
A table of cases arranged for trial or argument; as, the trial list, the argument list. See 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3031. … more

LISTERS
This word is used in some of the states to designate the persons appointed to make lists of taxables. See Verm. Rev. Stat. 538…. more

LITERAL CONTRACT,
civil law. A contract, the whole of the evidence of which is reduced to writing. This contract is perfected by the writing, and binds… more

LITERARY PROPERTY.
This name has been given to the right which authors have in their works. This is secured to them by copyright. (q. v.) Vide… more

LITIGANT
One engaged in a suit; one fond of litigation. … more

LITIGATION.
A contest authorized by law, in a court of justice, for the purpose of enforcing a right. 2. In order to prevent injustice, courts… more

LITIGI0SITY,
Scottish law. The pendency of a suit; it is an implied prohibition of alienation to the disappointment of an action, or of diligence, the direct… more

LITIGIOUS.
That which is the subject of a suit or action; that which is contested in a court of justice. In another sense, litigious signifies a… more

LTTIGIOUS RIGHTS,
French law. Those which are or may be contested either in whole or in part, whether an action has been commenced, or when there… more

LITIS CONTESTATIO,
civil law. “Contestari.” It is when each party to a suit (uterque reus) says “Teste estote.” It was therefore, so called, because persons were… more

LITISPENDENCE.
The part of an action being depending and undetermined; the time during which an action is pending. See Lis pendens. … more

LITRE.
A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028… more

LIVERY,
n of lands to those tenants who hold of the king in capite, or knight s service. 2. Livery was also the name of a… more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-8/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:57:14 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1418 LIEU,
place. Iu lieu of, instead, in the place of. … more

LIEUTENANT.
This word has now a narrower meaning than it formerly had; its true meaning is a deputy, a substitute, from the French lieu, (place… more

LIFE.
The aggregate of the animal functions which resist death. Bichat. 2. The state of animated beings, while they possess the power of feeling and… more

LIFE ANNUITY.
An annual income to be paid during the continuance of a particular life. … more

LIFE-ASSURANCE.
An insurance of a life, upon the payment of a premium; this may be for the whole life, or for a limited time. On… more

LIFE-ESTATE
Vide Estate for life, and 3 Saund. 338, h. note; 2 Kent Com. 285; 4 Kent, Com. 23.; 1 Hov. Suppl. to Ves. jr…. more

LIFE-RENT
Scotch law. A right to use and enjoy a thing during life, the substance of it being preserved. A life-rent cannot, therefore, be constituted… more

LIGAN or LAGAN
Goods cast into the sea tied to a buoy, so that they may be found again by the owners, are so denominated. When goods are… more

LIGEANCE.
The true and faithful obedience of a subject to his sovereign, of a citizen to his government. It signifies also the territory of a soverqign…. more

LIGHTERMAN.
The owner or manager of a lighter. A lighterman is considered as a common Carrier. See Lighters. … more

LIGHTERS,
commerce. Small vessels employed in loading and unloading larger vessels. 2. The owners of lighters are liable, like other common carriers for hire; it… more

LIGHTS.
Those openings in a wall which are made rather for the admission of light, than to look out of. 6 Moore, C. B. 47;… more

LIMBS.
Those members of a man which may be useful to him in flight, and the unlawful deprivation of which by another amounts to a… more

LIMITATION
estates. When an estate is so expressly confined and limited by the words of its creation, that it cannot endure for a longer time than… more

LIMITATION,
f, and in relation to the common ancestor, is a direct line; it becomes collateral when placed along side of another line below the common… more

LINE,
measures. A line is a lineal measure containing the one twelfth part of a on inch. … more

LINE
estates. The division between two estates. Limit; border; boudary. 2. When a line is mentioned in a deed as ending at a particular monument, (q…. more

LINEAGE.
Properly speaking lineage is the relationship of persons in a direct line; as the grandfather, the father, the son, the grandson, &c. … more

LINEAL
That which comes in a line. Lineal consanguinity is that which subsists between persons, one of whom is descended in a direct line from… more

LINEAL WARRANTY,
old English law. A warranty by the heir, when he derived title to the land warranted, either from or through, the ancestor who made… more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-7/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:56:32 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1416 LIBERTY
Freedom from restraint. The power of acting as one thinks fit, without any restraint or control, except from the laws of nature. 2. Liberty is… more

LIBERTY OF THE PRESS.
The right to print and publish the truth, from good motives, and for justifiable ends. 3 Johns. Cas. 394. 2. This right is secured… more

LIBERTY OF SPEECH.
The right given by the constitution and the laws to public support in speaking facts or opinions. 2. In a republican government like ours,… more

LIBERUM TENEMENTUM,
pleading. The name of a plea in an action of trespass, by which the defendant claims the locus in quo to be his soil and… more

LIBERUM TENEMENTUM,
estate. The same as, freehold, (q. v.) or frank tenement. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1690. … more

LICENSE
contracts. A right given by some competent authority to do an act, which without such authority would be illegal. The instrument or writing which secures… more

LICENSE
the rules of war to the extent of the authority given. It is the assumption of a state of peace to the extent of… more

LlCENSE,
pleading. The name of a plea of justification to an action of trespass. A license must be specially pleaded, and cannot, like liberum tenementum,… more

LICENSEE.
One to whom a license has been given. 1 M. Q. & S. 699 n. … more

LICENTIA CONCORDANDI,
estates, conveyancing, practice. When an action is brought for the purpose of levying a fine, the defendant, knowing himself to be in the wrong,… more

LICENTIA LOQUENDI.
Imparlance. (q. v.) … more

LICENTIOUSNESS.
The doing what one pleases without regard to the rights of others; it differs from liberty in this, that the latter is restrained by natural… more

LICET SAEPIUS REQUISITUS,
pleading. practice. Although often requested. It is usually alleged in the declaration that the defendant, licet saepius requisitus, &c., he did not perform the contract,… more

LICET.
It is lawful; not forbidden by law. Id omne licitum est, quod non est legibus prohibitum; quamobrem, quod, lege permittente, fit, poenam non meretur…. more

LICITATION.
A sale at auction; a sale to the highest bidder. … more

LIDFORD LAW.
Vide Lynch Law. … more

TO LIE.
That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery,… more

LIEGE,
from the Latin, ligare, to bind. The bond subsisting between the subject and chief, or lord and vassal, binding the one to protection and… more

LIEGE POUSTIE,
Scotch law. The condition or state of a person who is in his ordinary health and capacity, and not a minor, nor cognosced as an… more

LIEN,
iner. But when the creditor has made advances on the goods of a factor, he is generally invested with the right to sell. Holt s… more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-6/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:55:41 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1414 LEX LOCI CONTRACTUS,
contracts. The law of the place where an agreement is made. 2. Generally, the validity of a contract is to be decided by the… more

LEX LONGOBARDORUM.
The name of an ancient code in force among the Lombards. It contains many evident traces of feudal policy. It survived the destruction of… more

LEX MERCATORIA.
That system of laws which is adopted by all commercial nations, and which, therefore, constitutes a part of the law of the land. Vide… more

LEX TALIONIS.
in the law of Moses, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, &c. 2. Jurists and writers on international law are divided… more

LEX TERAE.
The law of the land. The phrase is used to distinguisb this from the civil or Roman law. 2. By lex terrae, as used… more

LEY.
This word is old French, a corruption of loi, and signifies law; for example, Termes de la Ley, Terms of the Law. In another, and… more

LEY-GAGER.
Wager of Law. (q. v.) … more

LIABILITY.
Responsibility; the state of one who is bound in law and justice to do sometbing which may be enforced by action. This liability may… more

LIBEL,
practice. A libel has been defined to be “the plaintiff s petition or allegation, made and exhibited in a judicial process, with some solemnity of… more

LIBEL,
ding to blacken the memory of one who is dead, with intent to provoke the living; or the reputation of one who is alive, and… more

LIBEL OF ACCUSATION.
A term used in Scotland to designate the instrument which contains the charge against a person accused of a crime. Libels are of two… more

LIBELLANT.
The party who fires a libel in a chancery or admiralty case, correspondes to the plaintiff in actions in the common law courts, is… more

LIBELLEE.
A party against whom a libel has been filed in chancery proceedings, or in admiralty, corresponding to the defendant in a common law suit…. more

LIBER.
A book; a principal subdivision of a literary work: thus, the Pandects, or Digest of the Civil Law, is divided into fifty books. … more

LIBER ASSISARUM.
The book of assizes, or pleas of the crown; being the fifth part of the Year Books. (q. v.) … more

LIBER FEUD RUM.
A code of the feudal law, which was compiled by direction of the emperor Frederick Barbarossa, and published in Milan, in 1170. It was… more

LIBER HOMO.
A freeman lawfully competent to act as a juror. Raym. 417; Keb. 563. … more

LIBERATE,
English practice. A writ which issues on lands, tenements, and chattels, being returned under an extent on a statute staple, commanding the sheriff to… more

LIBERATION,
civil law. This term is synonymous with payment. Dig. 50, 16, 47. It is the extinguishment of a contract by which he who was… more

LIBERTI, LIBERTINI
These two words were, at different times, made to express among the Romans, the condition of those who, having been slaves, had been made… more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-5/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:54:37 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1412 LETTER OF CREDIT
contracts. An open or sealed letter, from a merchant in one place, directed to another, in another place or country, requiring him that if a… more

LETTER OP LICENSE,
contracts. An instrument or writing made by creditors to their insolvent debtor, by which they bind themselves to allow him a longer time than… more

LETTER OF MARQUE AND REPRRISAL,
War. A commission granted by the government to a private individual, to take the property of a foreign state, or of the citizens or… more

LETTER
missive, Engl. law. After a bill has been filed against a peer or peeress, or lord of parliament, a petition is presented to the lord… more

LETTER of RECFALL.
A written document addressed by the executive of one government to the executive of another, informing the latter that a minister sent by the… more

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
com. law. An instrument given by one person to another, addressed to a third, in which the bearer is represented as worthy of credit. 1… more

LETTER OF RECREDENTIALS
A document delivered to a minister, by the secretary of state of the government to which he was accredited. It is addressed to the… more

LETTERS CLOSE,
Engl. law. Close letters are grants, of the king, and being of private concern, they are thus distinguished from letters patent. … more

LETTERS AD COLLIGENDUM BONA DE FUNCTI
practice. In default of the representatives and creditors to administer to the estate of an intestate, the officer entitled to grant letters of administration, may… more

LETTERS PATENT.
The name of an instrument granted by the government to convey a right to the patentee; as, a patent for a tract of land;… more

LETTERS OF REQUEST
s his own jurisdiction in favor of a court of appeal immediately superior to it. 2. Letters of request, in general, lie only where an… more

LETTERS ROGATORY.
A letter rogatory is an instrument sent in the name and by the authority of a judge or court to another, requesting the latter… more

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY, AND OF ADMINISTRATION
y the probate court of the district in which there shall be estate to administer; and the administration first legally granted, shall extend to all… more

LEVANT ET COUCHANT.
This French phrase, which ought perhaps more properly to be couchant et levant, signifies literally rising and lying down. In law, it denotes that… more

LEVARI FACIAS,
Eng. law. A writ of execution against the goods and chattels of a clerk. Also the writ of execvtion on a judgment at the suit… more

LEVITICAL DEGREES.
Those degrees of kindred set forth in the eighteenth chapter of Leviticus, within which persons are prohibited to marry. Vide Branch; Descent;… more

LEVY,
practice. A seizure (q. v.) the raising of the money for which an execution has been issued. 2. ln order to make a valid… more

LEX.
The law. A law for the government of mankind in society. Among the ancient Romans, this word was frequently used as synonymous with right, jus…. more

LEX FALCIDIA,
civ. law. The name of a law which permitted a testator to dispose of three-fourtbs of his property, but he could not deprive his… more

LEX FORI,
practice. The law of the court or forum. 2. The forms of remedies, the modes of proceeding, and the execution of judgments, are to… more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-4/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:53:45 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1410 LEGISLATURE,
government. That body of men in the state which has the power of making laws. 2. By the Constitution of the United States, art…. more

LEGITIMACY
n order to make the offspring legitimate; and furthermore the marriage must be lawful, for if it is void ab initio, the children who may… more

LEGITIMATE
That which is according to law; as, legitimate children, are lawful children, born in wedlock, in contradistinction to bastards; legitimate autbority, or lawful power,… more

LEGITIMATION
The act of giving the character of legitimate cbildren to those who were not so born. 2. In Louisiana, the Civil Code, art. 217,… more

LEGITIME,
civil law. That portion of a parent s estate of which he cannot disinherit his children, without a legal cause. The civil code of… more

LENDER,
5; Poth. Id. n. 85. “The common law seems to recognize the same principles, though,” says Judge Story, Bailm. 276, “it would not perhaps be… more

LESION,
contracts. In the civil law this term is used to signify the injury suffered, in consequence of inequality of situation, by one who does not… more

LESSEE.
He to whom a lease is made. The subject will be considered by taking a view, 1. Of his rights. 2. Of his duties…. more

LESSOR.
contr. He who grants a lease. Civ. Code of L. art. 2647. … more

LESTAGE,
Eng: law. Duties paid for unlading goods in port. Harg. L. Tr. 75. … more

LET.
Hinderance, obstacle, obstruction; as, without let, molestation or hinderance. … more

TO LET.
To hire, to lease; to grant the use and possession of something for a compensation. 2. This term is applied to real estate and… more

LETTER,
than ten years, nor exceeding twenty-one years; and if any person who shall have taken charge of the mails of the United States, shall quit… more

LETTER,
contracts. In the civil law, locator, and in the French law, locateur, loueur, or bailleur, is he who, being the owner of a thing,… more

LETTER,
civil law. The answer which the prince gave to questions of law which had been submitted to him by magistrates, was called letters or… more

LETTER OF ADVICE
comm. law. A letter containing information of any circumstances unknown to the person to whom it is written; generally informing him of some act… more

LETTER OF ATTORNEY
practice. A written instrument under seal, by which one or more persons, called the constituents, authorize one or more other persons called the attorneys, to… more

LETTER BOOK,
commerce. A book containing the copies of letters written by a merchant or trader to his correspondents. 2. After notice to the plaintiff to… more

LETTER CARRIER.
rates of their compensation within the limits aforesaid, subject to, and until the final action of, the postmaster general thereon. And such appointments may be… more

LETTER OF CREDENCE,
international law. A written instrument addressed by the sovereign or chief magistrate of a state, to the sovereign or state to whom a public minister… more

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Legal Term Dictionary – L http://www.blogs-mobi.com/legal-term-dictionary-l-3/ Tue, 03 Jul 2012 03:52:41 +0000 http://www.blogs-mobi.com/?p=1408 LAW, POSITIVE.
Positive law, as used in opposition to natural law, may be considered in a threefold point of view. 1. The universal voluntary law, or… more

LAW, PRIVATE.
An act of the legislature which relates to some private matters, which do not concern the public at large. … more

LAW, PROSPECTIVE.
One which provides for, and regulates the future acts of men, and does not interfere in any way with what has past. … more

LAW, PUBLIC
A public law is one in which all persons have an interest. … more

LAW, RETROSPECTIVE.
A retrospective law is one that is to take effect, in point of time, before it was passed. 2. Whenever a law of this… more

LAW, STATUTE.
The written will of the legislature, solemnly expressed according to the forms prescribed by the constitution; an act of the legislature. See Statute. … more

LAW, UNWRITTEN,
or lex non scripta. All the laws which do not come under the definition of written law; it is composed, principally, of the law… more

LAW, WRITTEN,
or lex scripta. This consists of the constitution of the United States the constitutions of the several states the acts of the different legislatures,… more

LAWFUL.
That which is not forbidden by law. Id omne licitum est, quod non est legibus prohibitum, quamobrem, quod, lege permittente, fit, poenam non meretur…. more

LAWLESS.
Without law; without lawful control. … more

LAWS EX POST FACTO.
Those which are made to punish actions committed before the existence of such laws, and which had not been declared crimes by preceding laws…. more

LAWS OF THE TWELVE TABLES.
Laws of ancient Rome composed in part from those of Solon, and other Greek legislators, and in part from the unwritten laws or customs… more

LAWS OF THE HANSE TOWNS.
A code of maritime laws known as the laws of the Hanse towns, or the ordinances of the Hanseatic towns, was first published in… more

LAWS OF OLERON,
maritime law. A code of sea laws of deserved celebrity. It was originally promulgated by Eleonor, duchess of Guienne, the mother of Richard the… more

LAWS OF WISBUY
” This city was the ancient capital of Gothland, an island in the Baltic sea, anciently much celebrated for its commerce and wealth, now an… more

LAWS, RHODIAN
maritime. law. A code of laws adopted by the people of Rhodes, who had, by their commerce and naval victories, obtained the sovereignty of the… more

LAWYER
A counsellor; one learned in the law. Vide dttorney. … more

LEGACY
surviving issue, with like effect, as if such devisee or legatee had survived the testator. The testator may however, intentionally exclude such survlving issue,… more

LEGACY, ACCUMULATIVE.
An accumulative legacy is a second bequest given by the same testator to the same legatee, whether it be of the same kind of… more

LEGACY, ADDITIONAL
An additional legacy is one which is given by a codicil, besides one before given by the will; or it is an increase by… more

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