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Obligation. A bon visaciza sasered, and a penalty for non

Obligee. The persoe so rica ssorber is bound.
Obligor. The one who gira a bocd to another.
Offense. An open vioi saoa or transgression of a law.
Officer. One lawfully üressed with a civil or military office.
Ordinance. A rule estabashed by authority.
Outlaw. A person exeiaded from the benefit of law.

P. Pardon. An act of grace or favor from the sovereign authority, remit

ting the penalty for crimes committed by subjects. An amnesty is a

general pardon to a large number. Partner. An associate in business transactions under a contract of part

nership Partnership. An association of two or more persons in business mat

ters under contract. Passport Official authority to travel from place to place by land or

water, especially in foreign countries. Pauper. A person so poor as to be unable to maintain himself, de

pending on charity for support. Pawn. A chattel given in pledge for the fulfillment of a promise to do

something, or pay money.

Pawnee. The person who receives a pawn.
Pawnor. The person who deposits a pawn.
Penalty. Penal retribution. Punishment for a crime.
Pension. An allowance paid by government, for past services, to offi-

cers, soldiers, and sometimes to authors and artists. Perjury. Knowingly swearing falsely to matters material, in the course

of judicial or other proceedings authorized by law, before an officer

competent to administer an oath. Plaintiff. The party who commences a suit in a court. Pleadings. The statement in a logical and legal form of the facts

which constitute the plaintiff's cause of action, and the defendant's

ground of defense. Policy. The writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is

embodied, whether on property or life. Prima facie. Upon the first appearance. Prison. A place of custody or confinement of a person against his will.

A jail. Prisoner. A person restrained of liberty against his will. Prosecutor. One who institutes a suit in a court of law or equity. Punishment. A penalty inflicted by a court on a criminal.

R.

Real. Pertaining to things fixed and permanent, as real estate.
Realty. The permanent nature of real property. Real estate.
Rebel. A person who revolts from the government to which he owes

allegiance, by openly opposing it, or taking up arms against it. Receiver. A person appointed by a court to receive and hold in trust

money or other property which is the subject of litigation, pending the

suit. Referee. One to whom matters in controversy are referred, by agree

ment of the parties or otherwise, for decision. Release. A giving up in due form some right or claim. Rent. A certain periodical profit issuing out of the use of lands and

tenements. Replevin. The name of an action at law for recovering the possession

of goods and chattels wrongfully taken or detained. Reversion. The return of an estate to the grantor or his heirs, after the grant is determined.

S. Seizin. The possession of an estate in freehold. Sergeant-at-arms. The officer of a legislative body who serves

processes, and executes the orders of that body. Their constable.

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T.

Tenani. 0295 bas zarury ocespedia or possession of lands or

trees, be tie de ces in scoide ba permission of the owner. Tender. Aa E3 50 25 D. derer specife articles, or to perform

serrine, acesti 2!ibe soires of a contract. Tenure. Tie L2254, X1, or of holding property, especially real

etzie, wbubar by excesive title or by lease. Testator. Ose ubo leares a raid will at death Testatrix. A femra e testator. Testimony. The statements of witnesses under oath or affirmation. Title. That which gives the right to exclosive possession. Tonnage. A tax or daty on ships or vessels in proportion to their

caparity or their actual cubical contents. Tort. Wrong or injury to one's property or rights, for which an action

will lie. Traitor. One who violates his allegiance, and betrays his country. A

person guilty of treason. Treason. An attempt to overthrow the government to which one owes

allegiance. In the United States, the levying of war against the gov

ernment, or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort. Treaty. A compact, league, agreement, or contract between two or

more nations or sovereigns, executed in legal form. Trespass. An unlawful act committed with force and violence by one

person on the property or right of another.

Trustee. One who holds or is intrusted with property for the benefit of

others, or for corporate bodies.

U.

Unalienable. Not capable of sale, transfer, or release. Unconstitutional. Contrary or not agreeable to the Constitution. Use. The benefit or profit of lands and tenements, usually held by a

trustee for the benefit of another. Usury. A premium paid or promised for the use of money, beyond the

rate of interest established by law. Illegal interest.

V.

V. This letter is often put for versus or against, in legal documents.
Vendee. The purchaser, or person to whom a thing is sold.
Venue. The place or county in which an act or fact is alleged to have

been committed. Verdict. The unanimous decision of a jury, as reported to the court, on

matters submitted to them in the trial of a cause civil or criminal. Verification. The act of proving to be true; confirmation. Veto. A Latin word, signifying I forbid. It is applied to the refusal of

the executive to sign a bill passed by the legislature. Vicinage. Contiguous or neighboring places. Viva voce. Literally, by the living voice, or orally. Void. Of no legal or binding force whatever, and incapable of confirma

tion or ratification. Voidable. Capable of being avoided and adjudged invalid. Vote. The means employed to express one's choice, preference, or will,

either at elections, in legislative bodies, or in the course of other proceedings; sometimes done by balls, sometimes by written ballot, or by

the voice. Voter. One who votes, or has the legal right to vote.

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Ward. An infant placed by authority of law under the care of a guar

dian. Warrant. A writ authorizing the arrest of a person to be brought be

fore the officer issuing the same, or some other officer of concurrent jurisdiction. It is directed to the sheriff or other officer authorized to

make arrests. This is its usual application. Warrantee. The person to whom land or other property is warranted

Sheriff. The chief ministerial officer of a county to whom is intrusted

the execution of the laws. Solicitor. An attorney in a court of equity. Solvency. Ability to pay all of one's debts. Specialty. A contract, or obligation by deed, under seal. Statute. An act passed and completed by the law-making power. Subornation of Perjury. Procuring or inducing a person to take

a false oath constituting perjury. Subpæna. A legal writ or process used for sum

mmoning a witness into

court.

Suit. The attempt to secure redress by appeal to a court. Summons. A writ issued by a court, at the instance of the plaintiff,

citing or warning the defendant to appear at a certain time, to answer

to claims preferred against him by the plaintiff. Sarety. One who becomes responsible for another. Surrogate. An officer who presides over the probate of wills, and the

settlement of the estates of deceased persons.

T.

Tenant. One who has temporary occupation or possession of lands or

tenements, the title of which is in another by permission of the owner. Tender. An offer to pay money, deliver specific articles, or to perform

service, according to the conditions of a contract. Tenure. The manner, act, or right of holding property, especially real

estate, whether by exclusive title or by lease. Testator. One who leaves a valid will at death. Testatrix. A female testator. Testimony. The statements of witnesses under oath or affirmation. Title. That which gives the right to exclusive possession. Tonnage. A tax or duty on ships or vessels in proportion to their

capacity or their actual cubical contents. Tort. Wrong or injury to one's property or rights, for which an action

will lie. Traitor. One who violates his allegiance, and betrays his country. A

person guilty of treason. Treason. An attempt to overthrow the government to which one owes

allegiance. In the United States, the levying of war against the gov

ernment, or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort. Treaty. A compact, league, agreement, or contract between two or

more nations or sovereigns, executed in legal form. Trespass. An unlawful act committed with force and violence by one

person on the property or right of another.

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