Party List

Party List in Europe Description of Party list The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes party list in the following terms: [1] The system, common on the Continent, whereby votes are cast for parties rather than for individual constituency candidates. The parties then […]

Particular Cases

Particular Cases in Europe Particular Cases in Sweden Under Chapter 2, with the heading "Fundamental rights and freedoms," of the Instrument of Government (part of the Swedish Constitution), Article 11 provides the following: No court of law shall be established on account of an act […]

Pact on Stability

Pact on Stability in Europe Description of Pact on Stability in Europe The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes pact on stability in europe in the following terms: [1] Signed in 1995, the Pact (known also as the Balladur Plan after its author, French prime minister Edouard […]

Pacts

Pacts in Europe Euro-X and Stability and Growth Pact and the European Union Pact on stability in Europe and the European Union Resources See Also Balladur Plan Resources See Also Stability Council

Parliamentary Reports

Parliamentary Reports in Europe Parliamentary Reports in Germany Provisions relating to parliamentary reports in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Two the Offenceunder the Fifth Title, Immunity for Statements and Reports Made in Parliament," […]

European Anthem

European Anthem in Europe Description of European anthem The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes european anthem in the following terms: [1] Generally assumed to be the anthem of the European Union, the theme (Schiller's 'Ode to Joy' set to the last movement of […]

Tangentopoli

Tangentopoli in Europe Description of Tangentopoli The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes tangentopoli in the following terms: [1] Tangentopoli ('Bribesville') refers to the web of Italian corruption scandals in the early 1990s that brought down Giulio Andreotti, […]

Parliaments

Parliaments in Europe Parliaments in Sweden Under Chapter 1, with the heading "Basic principles of the form of government," of the Instrument of Government (part of the Swedish Constitution), Article 4 provides the following: The Riksdag is the foremost representative of the people. […]

Paris Union

Paris Union in Europe Paris Union in relation with International Trade In the context of trade organizations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following definition of Paris Union: The organization of signatory states to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (Sec. I).

Partner Relations

Partner Relations in Europe Relations Between the Partners: The working relationship Find out more information about this subject here: Share of profits and losses Right of indemnity Interest on advances Interest on capital Management and remuneration Introduction of new partners […]

Partnership

Definition of Partnership The relation which subsists between persons carrying on business in common with a view to profit (Partnership Act, 1890, s. 1), but excluding a company incorporated under the Companies Acts or by statute or by letters patent or by royal charter and a company working […]

Pacifism

Pacifism in Europe Introduction to Pacifism Pacifism, opposition to war and other violence, expressed either in an organized political movement or as an individual ideology. Pacifism varies from a form that is absolute and doctrinal to a relative and more practical form. Absolute pacifists […]

Paul Johann Anselm von Feuerbach

Paul Johann Anselm von Feuerbach in Europe Feuerbach Paul Johann Anselm von Introduction to Paul Johann Anselm von Feuerbach Paul Johann Anselm von Feuerbach (1775-1833), German jurist and philosopher, who originated the psychological-coercive, or intimidation, theory. He was born near Jena […]

Pawnbroker

Definition of Pawnbroker A person who carnes on the business of taking goods and chattels in pawn. (Pawnbrokers Act, 1872, s. 5.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Pawnbroker in the Dictionaries, Pawnbroker in our legal dictionaries, Related […]

Payee

Definition of Payee The person to whom a bill of exchange is payable Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Payee in the Dictionaries, Payee in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the […]

Paymaster-General

Definition of Paymaster-General The officer who makes the payments out of public money required for the Government Departments, by issuing drafts on the Bank of England Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Paymaster-General in the Dictionaries, […]

Payment Into Court

Definition of Payment Into Court The deposit of money with an official or banker of a Court of justice for the purposes of proceedings pending in the Court(1) Where the defendant in an action admits the plaintiff’s claim to a certain amount, he may pay that amount into Court by way of […]

Patria

Definition of Patria A jury of neighbours. See Jury Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Patria in the Dictionaries, Patria in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the Legal Thesaurus, […]

Patria Potestas

Definition of Patria Potestas The rights enjoyed by the head of a Roman family (paterfamilias) over his legitimate children. It was acquired by(1) birth, (2) legitimation, (3) adoption. It was lost by (1) death of the paterfamilias, (2) by loss of status of parent or child, (3) by promotion of […]

Patriciatus

Definition of Patriciatus The patriciate ; from the time of Constantine, the highest rank at Court. (Roman Law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Patriciatus in the Dictionaries, Patriciatus in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics […]

Patrimonium

Definition of Patrimonium Things in nostro patrimonio are things belonging to individuals. Things extra nostrum patrimonium are things belonging not to individuals but to all men (communes), to the State (publicce), to corporate bodies (univertitatis), or to no one (nullius). (Roman law.) […]

Pauper

Definition of Pauper (1) A person in receipt of relief under the poor laws(2) A person suing or defending an action in forma pau peris. See Poor Person Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Pauper in the Dictionaries, Pauper in our legal dictionaries, […]

Pauperies

Definition of Pauperies Mischief occasioned by an animal; damage done without injuria, or wrong intent, on the part of the doer. (Roman law.) See Actio noxalis Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Pauperies in the Dictionaries, Pauperies in our legal […]

Pawn

Definition of Pawn To pledge a chattel as security for a debt. A special property is conferred on the pawnee, who has the power of sale in default of redemption. The surplus, after satisfying the debts belongs to the pawnor. It is a tort for the pawnee to retain the goods after payment or […]

Pasley V. Freeman

Definition of Pasley V. Freeman ((1789), 3 T. R. 51). The defendant fraudulently stated that Christopher was a person who could safely be trusted with credit for goods to a specified value. Held, that a false affirmation made by the defendant with intent to defraud the plaintiff, whereby the […]

Passage

Definition of Passage The right of way over private water : an easement Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Passage in the Dictionaries, Passage in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse […]

Passim

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

Pasture, Common Of

Definition of Pasture, Common Of The right of feeding beasts on the land of another. Common of pasture appendant is the right which every freehold tenant of a manor possesses to feed his cattle used in agriculture (i. e., horses, cattle and sheep) upon the lord’s waste, provided they are […]

Parliament

Definition of Parliament The sovereign legislative authority for the British Empire ; composed of the King, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. See Sovereignty Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Parliament in the Dictionaries, Parliament in […]

Patent

Definition of Patent (1) Letters patent from the Crown, as, e.g., conferring a peerage. (2) The right conferred by letters patent of the exclusive use and benefit of a new invention. The law as to patents is to be found in the Patents and Designs Act, 1907, as amended by the Patents and […]

Pater Est Quern Nuptise Demonstrant

Definition of Pater Est Quern Nuptise Demonstrant He is the father whom marriage indicates Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Pater Est Quern Nuptise Demonstrant in the Dictionaries, Pater Est Quern Nuptise Demonstrant in our legal dictionaries, […]

Parliamentary Committees

Definition of Parliamentary Committees These consist of (1) committees of the whole House, (2) standing or sessional committees, (3) select committees, (4) joint committees.A committee of the whole House, whether in the Lords or the Commons, is really the House of Lords or the House of […]

Paterfamilias

Definition of Paterfamilias One invested with patria potestas over another ; a man sui juris or not under the authority of another. (Roman Law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Paterfamilias in the Dictionaries, Paterfamilias in our legal […]

Parol

Definition of Parol Verbal or oral, as opposed to anything in writing or under seal. See Morgan v. Griffith; Morris v. Baron; Pym v. Campbell. Parricide. The killing of a father Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Parol in the Dictionaries, Parol in […]