The Students' Pocket Law-lexicon; Or, Dictionary of Jurisprudence: Explaining Technical Words and Phrases Used in English Law. Together with a Literal Translation of Latin Maxims

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Сторінка 156 - ... unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will. XXV. And be it further enacted, That, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will, such real estate or interest therein as shall be comprised or intended to be comprised in any devise in such will contained, which shall fail or be void by reason of the death of the devisee in the lifetime of the testator, or by reason of such devise being contrary to law or otherwise incapable of taking effect, shall be included in the residuary devise...
Сторінка 105 - That no will shall be valid unless it shall be in writing and executed in manner herein-after mentioned ; (that is to say,) it shall be signed at the foot or end thereof by the testator, or by some other person in his presence and by his direction...
Сторінка 65 - As to the heirs of a man's body, by which only his lineal descendants were admitted, in exclusion of collateral heirs; or to the heirs male of his body, in exclusion both of collaterals, and lineal females also.
Сторінка 81 - All declarations or creations of trusts or confidences of any lands, tenements, or hereditaments shall be manifested and proved by some writing signed by the party who is by law enabled to declare such tiust, or by his last will in writing, or else they shall be utterly void and of none effect.
Сторінка 249 - Latin thesaurus inventus, which is where any money or coin, gold, silver, plate, or bullion, is found hidden in the earth, or other private place, the owner thereof being unknown...
Сторінка 70 - A contingent remainder is a remainder limited so as to depend on an event or condition which may never happen or be performed, or which may not happen or be performed till after the determination of the preceding estate...
Сторінка 124 - To this end the sheriff of every county is bound to return to every session of the peace, and every commission of oyer and terminer, and of general gaol delivery...
Сторінка 65 - Upon the construction of this act of parliament, the judges determined that the donee had no longer a conditional fee-simple, which became absolute and at his own disposal, the instant any issue was born ; but they divided the estate into two parts, leaving in the donee a new kind of particular estate, which they denominated a fee-tail ; and investing in the donor the ultimate fee-simple of the land, expectant on the failure of issue ; which expectant estate is what we now call a reversion. And hence...
Сторінка 106 - An executory devise or bequest is such a limitation of a future estate or interest in lands or chattels as the law admits in the case of a will, though contrary to the rules of limitation in conveyances at common law.
Сторінка 89 - With this (if a) qualification, the right of a plaintiff in equity to the benefit of the defendant's oath is limited to a discovery of such material facts as relate to the plaintiff's case...

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