A Compendious and Comprehensive Law Dictionary: Elucidating the Terms, and General Principles of Law and Equity

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Gale and Fenner, 1816 - Law - 1022 pages
 

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Page 6 - The ages of male and female are different for different purposes. A male at twelve years old may take the oath of allegiance ; at fourteen is at years of discretion, and therefore may consent or disagree to marriage...
Page 1 - ... as, contrary to the nature of chattels, shall go by special custom to the heir along with the inheritance, and not to the executor of the last proprietor. The termination, loom, is of Saxon original; in which language it signifies a limb or member; 3 so that an heirloom is nothing else, but a limb or member of the inheritance.
Page 3 - The indictment is then said to be found, and the party stands indicted. But, to find a bill, there must at least twelve of the jury agree ; for so tender is the law of England of the lives of the subjects, that no man can be convicted at the suit of the king of any capital...
Page 2 - ... to charge any person upon any agreement made upon consideration of marriage ; or upon any contract or sale of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any interest in or concerning them...
Page 2 - No action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator, upon any special promise, to answer damages out of his own estate; or whereby to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person...
Page 1 - This happens, generally, in cases where, the party having neglected to proceed upon the decree, their rights under it become so embarrassed by a variety of subsequent events that it is necessary to have the decree of the court to settle and ascertain them.

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