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  • Writing

    Definition of Writing The following contracts are required to be in writing:(1) Bills of exchange, promissory notes, and acceptances(2) Assignments of copyright. (Copyright Act, 1911.)(3) Contracts of marine insurance. (Marine Insurance Act, 1906.)(4) Acceptances or transfers of shares in a […]

  • Workmen's Compensation

    Definition of Workmen’s Compensation The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1906, s. 1, provided If in any employment personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of the employment is caused to a workman, his employer shall be liable to pay compensation. A workman is defined (section […]

  • Zamora, The

    Definition of Zamora, The ([1916] A. C. 77). Held, that it is the primary duty and function of the Prize Court to administer international law. The Prize Court is bound by an Act of Parliament, but it is not bound by an Order of the King in Council which is contrary to international law. But…

  • Young Person

    Definition of Young Person A person between fourteen and sixteen years of age. (The Children Act, 1908, s. 131.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Young Person in the Dictionaries, Young Person in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse […]

  • Yorkshire Deed Registry

    Definition of Yorkshire Deed Registry A registry of deeds and wills relating to land in Yorkshire. If a deed or will is not registered it is void as against a subsequent purchaser for value, who has registered his deed. By the Law of Property Act, 1925, s. 11, instruments which do not deal […]

  • Yonge V. Toynbee

    Definition of Yonge V. Toynbee ([1910] 1 K. B. 215). If an agent continues to act after the death or lunacy of his principal, even in ignorance of it, he is liable on a warrant of authority.A solicitor employed to conduct litigation on behalf of X accepted service of the writ, entered […]

  • Yield

    Definition of Yield To perform a service due by a tenant to his lord. See Render Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Yield in the Dictionaries, Yield in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, […]

  • Yeoman

    Definition of Yeoman He that hath free land of forty shillings by the year: who was anciently thereby qualified to serve on juries, vote for knights of the shire, and do any other act where the law requires (Blackstone) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: […]

  • Year Books

    Definition of Year Books A series of reports of cases written in the AngloNorman language, commencing in the thirteenth century and extant either in manuscript copies or in print from 1290 to 1535 with very few gaps. It is generally agreed that they were notes of cases taken by apprentices to […]

  • Year

    Definition of Year A year consists of twelve calendar months ; that is, 365 days in ordinary years, and 366 days in leap-year. (1) The historical year has for a very long period begun on January 1. (2) THe civil, ecclesiastical and legal year, used by the Church and in all public instruments, […]

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