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 41 - Barons' eldest sons. Knights of the Garter. Privy Councillors. Chancellor of the Exchequer. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench. Master of the Rolls.
Side 43 - Municipal law, thus understood, is properly defined to be "a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state, commanding what is right, and prohibiting what is wrong.
Side 91 - 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 43 - The lineal descendants, in infinitum, of any person deceased shall represent their ancestor; that is, shall stand in the same place as the person himself would have done, had he been living.
Side 51 - 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...
Side 43 - An heir, therefore, is he upon whom the law casts the estate immediately on the death of the ancestor: and an estate, so descending to the heir, is in law called the inheritance.
Side 43 - Tenant at will is, where lands or tenements are let by one man to another, to have and to hold to him at the will of the lessor, by force of which lease the lessee is in possession.

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