Category: A

  • Average

    Definition of Average I. Used in three senses : (1) The effect of jettison, the averting, namely, of destruction from the whole adventure by sacrifice of part. (2) The loss sustained by the sacrifice. (3) The result of these, the contribution payable. (Maclachlan, Merchant Shipping.)Particular […]

  • Audi Alteram Partem

    Definition of Audi Alteram Partem Hear the other side Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Audi Alteram Partem in the Dictionaries, Audi Alteram Partem in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, […]

  • Audita Querela

    Definition of Audita Querela Complaint having been heard. A writ given in order to afford a remedy to the defendant in an action where matter of defence (such as a release) had arisen since the judgment, and on which the defendant applied to the Court Browse You might be interested in these […]

  • Auditors

    Definition of Auditors Originally officers of the Exchequer ; examiners of accounts Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Auditors in the Dictionaries, Auditors in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of […]

  • Aula Regis

    Definition of Aula Regis After the Conquest this was the King’s Court or Curia Regis. From it all the Courts of Justice have emanated ; likewise the High Court of Parliament and the Privy Council Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Aula Regis in the […]

  • Aulnager Or Alnager

    Definition of Aulnager Or Alnager An officer, first appointed in the reign of Edward III, whose duty it was to measure all woollen cloth made for sale, in order to ascertain the duty payable to the Crown Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Aulnager Or […]

  • Austerberry V. Corporation Of Oldham

    Definition of Austerberry V. Corporation Of Oldham (29 Ch. D. 750). The rule in Tulk v. Moxhay (q.v.) is confined to restrictive covenants and does not apply to a positive covenant, e.y., to expend money or perform other acts, so as to bind a purchaser taking with notice of the covenantE […]

  • Autrefois Acquit

    Definition of Autrefois Acquit (Formerly acquitted.) A plea in bar to a criminal prosecution that the prisoner has been already tried for the same offence before a Court of competent jurisdiction and has been acquitted. If true it is a good defence Browse You might be interested in these […]

  • Autrefois Attaint

    Definition of Autrefois Attaint (Formerly attainted.) A plea in bar to a prosecution Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Autrefois Attaint in the Dictionaries, Autrefois Attaint in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the […]

  • Autrefois Convict

    Definition of Autrefois Convict (Formerly convicted.) A plea in bar to a criminal prosecution, by which the prisoner alleges that he has been already tried and convicted for the same offence before a Court of competent jurisdiction. If true it is a good defence Browse You might be interested […]