Hard Core

Hard Core in Europe Description of Hard core The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes hard core in the following terms: [1] Germany, France and the Benelux countries, which before the launch of the euro in 1999 formed a de facto hard currency bloc based on the D-Mark. These […]

Suspension

Suspension in Europe Description of Suspension The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes suspension in the following terms: [1] The 1997 Treaty of Amsterdam introduced the provision that a member state found guilty of serious and persistent breach of fundamental principles […]

Beef Crisis

Beef Crisis in Europe Description of Beef crisis The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes beef crisis in the following terms: [1] In 1996 British experts announced a possible link between BSE, or 'mad cow' disease, and a new strain of the fatal human brain illness, […]

Alert Mechanism

Alert Mechanism in Europe Alert mechanism in relation to the E.U. Services Directive The following is an examination of alert mechanism regarding the European Union Servicies Directive [1]: Alert mechanism: Administrative Cooperation To ensure effective supervision and, in particular, […]

Albania

Albania in Europe Description of Albania The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes albania in the following terms: [1] After the death of Stalin in 1953 the Albanian Communist Party, led by Enver Hoxha, allied itself to China, considering Soviet policy too soft. Having been […]

Alexey Kosygin

Alexey Kosygin in Europe Alexey Kosygin History Soviet Prime Minister between 1964-1980, who worked to make the Soviet economic system more flexible. He was ultimately unsuccessful because of fears that economic change would lead to political turmoil, the inertia of Soviet bureaucracy, the […]

Althing

Althing in Europe Althing (Icelandic for general assembly), parliament of Iceland, the oldest functioning legislature in the world. It was established in 930 and met yearly in the summer at Thingvellir, northeast of Reykjavík. The supreme governing body of Iceland during the old commonwealth […]

Alberico Gentili

Alberico Gentili in Europe Alberico Gentili (1552-1608), Italian jurist. Gentili practiced law in Italy but fled because he was Protestant at a time when Protestants were persecuted. He went to Oxford, England, where he lectured on Roman law. His publications, such as De Jure Belli libri tres […]

Alexis De Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville in Europe Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), French political writer and statesman, whose work on the United States political system became a classic. Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clérel de Tocqueville was born July 29, 1805, in Verneuil, and studied law in Paris. With […]

Allen V. Flood

Definition of Allen V. Flood ([1898] A. C. 1). To induce a party, by means which are not unlawful, lawfully to terminate a contract with another does ntft give such other a cause of action, and the fact that the party so inducing is actuated by malice is immaterial. The respondents were […]

Allocation

Definition of Allocation Appropriation of a fund to particular persons or purposes Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Allocation in the Dictionaries, Allocation in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia […]

Allocatur

Definition of Allocatur The certificate of the taxing master. AllocutusThe demand of the Court to a prisoner convicted of a reason or felony on indictment as to what he has to say why the Court should not proceed to judgment against him Browse You might be interested in these references tools: […]

Allodium

Definition of Allodium Lands not held of any lord or superior, in which, therefore, the owner has an absolute property and not a mere estate Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Allodium in the Dictionaries, Allodium in our legal dictionaries, Related […]

Allonge

Definition of Allonge A slip of paper annexed to a bill of exchange for endorsements when there is no room for them on the bill. (Bills of Exchange Act, 1882, s. 32, sub-s. 1.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Allonge in the Dictionaries, Allonge […]

Allotment

Definition of Allotment (1) The allocation or appropriation of property to a specific person (or persons) called the allottee, e.g., the partition of land held jointly among the several owners, or the allocation of shares in a company to applicants. (2) Small holdings allotted to the labouring […]

Alluvio (Alluvion)

Definition of Alluvio (Alluvion) An imperceptibly gradual deposit of soil from a river or the sea. (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alluvio (Alluvion) in the Dictionaries, Alluvio (Alluvion) in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, […]

Alteration

Definition of Alteration An erasure or addition. A material alteration of an instrument, e.g., an alteration of the date of a bill of exchange whereby payment would be accelerated, invalidates the instrument. Alterations in deeds are presumed to have been made before execution, in wills, after […]

Alternative Counts

Definition of Alternative Counts An indictment may be divided into separate clauses, known as counts ; and in each count a separate offence may be charged. (The Indictments Act, 1915.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alternative Counts in the […]

Alias Writ

Definition of Alias Writ A second writ, issued after a former one had proved ineffectual Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alias Writ in the Dictionaries, Alias Writ in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European […]

Allegiance

Definition of Allegiance The tie which binds the subject to the King in return for that protection which the Kilng affords the subject. It consists in a true and faithful obedienceLocal allegiance is the allegiance owed by every alien only so long as he continues within the dominions of the […]

Alibi

Definition of Alibi (elsewhere). A defence where an accused alleges, that at the time when the offence with which he is charged was committed, he was elsewhere Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alibi in the Dictionaries, Alibi in our legal […]

Alien

Definition of Alien At common law an alien is a subject of a foreign State who was not born within the allegiance of the Crown. But now such a person may become a British subject by naturalisation, and a British subject may become an alien by alienage or by expatriation ; and alien means a […]

Alien Ami Or Friend

Definition of Alien Ami Or Friend The subject of a foreign State with which this country is at peace Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alien Ami Or Friend in the Dictionaries, Alien Ami Or Friend in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse […]

Alien Enemy

Definition of Alien Enemy The subject of a foreign State with which this country is at war. Also a person (1) in the military c ; naval service of the enemy, (2) in the enemy navigation, or identified with the enemy by the grant of exceptional trading facilities, (3) domiciled or resident and […]

Alienage, Declaration Of

Definition of Alienage, Declaration Of A declaration by a British subject that he abandons his status as such. (The British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914, ss. 14, 15.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alienage, Declaration Of in the […]

Alienation

Definition of Alienation The power of the owner or tenant to dispose of his interest in real or personal property. Alienation may be voluntary, e.g., by conveyance or will ; or involuntary, e.g., seizure under a judgment order for debt Browse You might be interested in these references tools: […]

Alienation In Mortmain

Definition of Alienation In Mortmain The alienation of lands or tenements to any corporation, sole or aggregate, ecclesiastical or temporal. See Mortmain Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alienation In Mortmain in the Dictionaries, Alienation In […]

Alieni Juris

Definition of Alieni Juris A person under potestas manus or mancipium. (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alieni Juris in the Dictionaries, Alieni Juris in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European […]

Alimony

Definition of Alimony That allowance which is made to a woman for her support out of her husband’s estate under a sentence of divorce or of judicial separation. It may also be ordered during the pendency of the suit : alimony pendentc lite Browse You might be interested in these references […]

Alba Firma

Definition of Alba Firma White rents : quit rents payable in silver or white money, in contradistinction to black rents, i. e., reserved in work, grain, etc Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alba Firma in the Dictionaries, Alba Firma in our legal […]

Alio Intuitu

Definition of Alio Intuitu With a motive other than the ostensible and proper one Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alio Intuitu in the Dictionaries, Alio Intuitu in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European […]

Alderman

Definition of Alderman (originally Ealdorman (q.v.)). A senior member of the governing body of a city, borough or county Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alderman in the Dictionaries, Alderman in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse […]

Aleatory Contract

Definition of Aleatory Contract A wagering contract Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Aleatory Contract in the Dictionaries, Aleatory Contract in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse […]

Aliter

Definition of Aliter Otherwise Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Aliter in the Dictionaries, Aliter in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the Legal Thesaurus, Find synonyms and […]

Alexander V. Alexander

Definition of Alexander V. Alexander ((1755), 2 Ves. 640). Held, that the exercise of a power may be good in part, and bad in part, the excess only being void Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alexander V. Alexander in the Dictionaries, Alexander V. […]

Allegans Contraria Non Est Audiendus

Definition of Allegans Contraria Non Est Audiendus He who makes statements mutually inconsistent is not to be listened to Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Allegans Contraria Non Est Audiendus in the Dictionaries, Allegans Contraria Non Est […]

Aleyn V. Belchier

Definition of Aleyn V. Belchier ((1758), 1 Eden, 132). A power of jointuring was executed in favour of a wife, but with an agreement that the wife should only receive a part as an annuity for her%own benefit, and that the residue should be applied to the payment of the husband’s debts. Held, […]

Alias, Alius Dictus

Definition of Alias, Alius Dictus (otherwise called). A false name Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Alias, Alius Dictus in the Dictionaries, Alias, Alius Dictus in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European […]

Allegation

Definition of Allegation Any statement of fact made in any proceeding, as, for instance, in an affidavit or pleading Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Allegation in the Dictionaries, Allegation in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse […]