A new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language, Volumen 2

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Página 51 - 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.
Página 9 - and " of this he puts himself upon the country ;" it may immediately be subjoined by the other party, " and the said AB
Página 58 - The court-leet, or view offrankpledge, . which is a court of record, held once in the year and not oftener, within a particular hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet ; being the king's court granted by charter to the lords of those hundreds or manors.
Página 428 - If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth ; If I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Página 51 - LAW, in its most general and comprehensive sense, signifies a rule of action ; and is applied indiscriminately to all kinds of action, whether animate or inanimate, rational or irrational.
Página 178 - This is sometimes a pecuniary compensation, as two-pence an acre for the tithe of land : sometimes it is a compensation in work and labour, as that the parson shall have only the twelfth cock of hay, and not the tenth, in consideration of the owner's making it for him...
Página 268 - Fire-ordeal was performed either by taking up in the hand, unhurt, a piece of red-hot iron, of one, two, or three pounds weight; or else by walking, barefoot and blindfold, over nine red-hot ploughshares, laid lengthwise at unequal distances. And if the party escaped...
Página 69 - Duncan is in his grave; After life's fitful fever he sleeps well; Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing Can touch him further.
Página 370 - That dogs bark at me as I halt by them; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity...
Página 51 - The lex non scripta, or unwritten law, includes not only general customs, or the common law, properly so called ; but also the particular customs of certain parts of the kingdom ; and likewise those particular laws that are, by custom, observed only in certain courts and jurisdictions.

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