Universal Technological Dictionary: Or, Familiar Explanations of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Volum 2

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1823

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Side 11 - A writ of mandamus is, in general, a command issuing in the king's name from the court of king's bench, and directed to any person, corporation, or inferior court of judicature, within the king's dominions; requiring them to do some particular thing therein specified, which appertains to their office and duty, and which the court of king's bench has previously determined, or at least supposes, to be consonant to right and justice.
Side 1 - Consanguinity, or kindred, is defined by the writers on these subjects to be vinculum personarum ab eodem stipite descendentium: the connection or relation of persons descended from the same stock or common ancestor. This consanguinity is either lineal or collateral. "Lineal consanguinity is that which subsists between persons, of whom one is descended in a direct line...

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