Rail Traffic

Rail Traffic in Europe Rail Traffic on Roads in Germany Provisions relating to rail traffic on roads in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-eight, under the heading "Offences Causing a Common Danger," located in Section 315d Rail traffic […]

Ratification

Ratification in Europe Definition of Ratification The act of adopting a contract or other transaction by a person (according to the definition of Ratification from A Concise Law Dictionary (1927)) who was not bound by it originally, e.g., because it was entered into by an unauthorised agent. […]

Radiation Offence

Radiation Offence in Europe Acts Preparatory to Causing an Explosion or Radiation Offence in Germany Provisions relating to acts preparatory to causing an explosion or radiation offence in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-eight, under the […]

Radical Political Attitudes

Radical Political Attitudes in Europe Tendencies of the Czech Youth to Radical Political Attitudes Jakub Holas, from the Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category "Crime […]

Rape History

Rape History in Europe Rape Legal History of Rape In Ancient Societies Introduction to Rape History In some ancient societies, men obtained wives through the practice of bride capture. In this custom, a man would kidnap a woman and force her to have sex, and then he would marry her. In these […]

Ratcliffe V. Evans

Definition of Ratcliffe V. Evans ([1892] 2 Q. B. 524). An action will lie for a false statement published maliciously, whereby a party is damaged, even though the words are not defamatory.The defendant falsely and maliciously published a statement that the plaintiff had ceased to carry on his […]

Rate

Definition of Rate A sum assessed or made payable by a local authority in respect of the enjoyment or occupation of property in proportion to its value (pro rata, hence rate). Provision is made by the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, for the consolidation of the various pre-existing rates, […]

Ratio Decidendi

Definition of Ratio Decidendi The reason or ground of a judicial decision Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Ratio Decidendi in the Dictionaries, Ratio Decidendi in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia […]

Ratione Tenure

Definition of Ratione Tenure By reason or in respect of his tenure Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Ratione Tenure in the Dictionaries, Ratione Tenure in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, […]

Ravishment

Definition of Ravishment The tortious act of taking away a wife from her husband, or a ward from his guardian Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Ravishment in the Dictionaries, Ravishment in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from […]

Ravishment De Gard

Definition of Ravishment De Gard A writ which anciently lay for the guardian by knight service or in socage against one who deprived him of the custody of his ward. Abolished in 1660 Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Ravishment De Gard in the […]

Rann V. Hughes

Definition of Rann V. Hughes ((1778), 7 T.R. 350 n.). A promise or agreement not under seal is not actionable unless there be consideration for the same, even if it be in writing Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Rann V. Hughes in the Dictionaries, […]

Rape

Definition of Rape (1) A division of the county of Sussex, viz., Chichester, Arundel, Bramber, Lewes, Pevensey and Hastings. They appear to have been military governments in early Norman times. (2) The act of having carnal knowledge of a woman against her will, or by permission extorted by […]

Raphael V. Bank Of England

Definition of Raphael V. Bank Of England ((1855), 17 C. B. 161). One who takes a negotiable instrument bona fide for value without knowledge that it has been stolen, even though negligent in not availing himself of the means of knowledge within his reach, has a good title, as negligence is not […]

Rapine

Definition of Rapine Robbery (q.v.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Rapine in the Dictionaries, Rapine in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the Legal Thesaurus, Find synonyms and […]

Rasure

Definition of Rasure An erasure. See Alteration Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Rasure in the Dictionaries, Rasure in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the Legal Thesaurus, Find […]

Rack Rent

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

Raffles V. Wichelhaus

Definition of Raffles V. Wichelhaus ((1864), 2 H. & C. 906). A mistake as to the subject-matter of a contract avoids it.The defendant agreed to buy of the plaintiff a cargo of cotton, to arrive ex Peerless from Bombay. There were two such ships, and each party contracted with reference to a […]

Railway

Definition of Railway And Canal Commission A Court established by the Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1888. It consists of two non-judicial commissioners, and three cr officio commissioners, consisting of an English, Scotch and Irish Judge acting in their respective countries. The Commission […]

Railway Rates Tribunal

Definition of Railway Rates Tribunal The Court established by the Railways Act, 1921, which provides that it shall, as from the appointed day, exercise various functions and powers of the Railway and Canal Commission Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription […]

Ramsgate Hotel Co. V. Montefiori

Definition of Ramsgate Hotel Co. V. Montefiori ((1866), L. R. 1 Ex. 109). Held, that an offer must be accepted within a reasonable time if no time for acceptance is named. If not so accepted it lapses, and cannot afterwards be accepted Browse You might be interested in these references tools: […]

Rank

Definition of Rank (1) A claim to a prescriptive payment, such as a modus (q.v.), which is excessive, and therefore void. (2) Order in precedence, or priority Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Rank in the Dictionaries, Rank in our legal […]

Ray A. August

Ray A. August in Europe Professor Ray August teaches in the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He is the coordinator for the College‚Äôs business law program and he teaches courses on international business law, public international law, […]