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Devolve. To attach to one alive Dies excrescens. The extra day from a decedent.
added in a leap-year. Devyer. To die.
Dies fasti. Business days. Di colonna. A contract whereby the Dies feriati. Holidays.
owner and all connected with a Dies gratiae. Day of grace.
ship share in the voyage profits. Dies inceptus pro completo habetur. Diarium. Food for a day.
A day begun is regarded as com
pleted. Diatim. Daily.
Dies incertus pro conditione habetur, Dicast. An Athenian judge chosen
An uncertain day is held as a conby popular lot.
dition. Dicere et non dare legem. To ex Dies intercisi. Days when the court
pound but not to make the law. was in session part of the day
See 37 Fed. 705, 3 L. R. A. 711. only. Dict. Something said.
Dies interpellat pro homine. The Dicta. Plural of dictum.
due date makes the demand for
the man (the creditor). Dictator. An absolute ruler.
Dies juridicus. A court day. Dictores. Arbitrators.
Dies legitimus. A lawful day; a Dictum. Something said; used for
term day. obiter dictum, which see. See 62 N. Y. 47, 20 Am. Rep. 451.
Dies nefasti. Days on which busi
ness could not lawfully be transDictum of Kenilworth. A compro
acted. mise of differences between Henry III and parliament, 1266.
Dies non. A day not a court day.
See 56 L. R. A. (Idaho) 736. Diei dictio. A Roman magistrate's
Dies non juridici. English court notice of intention to impeach a citizen.
holidays. Diem clausit extremum. A writ by
Dies non juridicus. Same as Dies which the heir of a deceased ten
non. See 56 L. R. A. (Idaho) 736. ant in capite compelled the es Dies solaris. A solar day. cheator to inquire what land Dies solis. Sunday. should escheat.
Dies utiles. An available day. Dies. A day.
Diet. A legislative assembly; a Dies a quo. The day from which. meeting of delegates. Dies ad quem. The day to which. Diet of compearance. (Scotch) A Dies amoris. A day of grace or in- day set for one's appearance in dulgence.
court. Dies communes in banco. Common Dieta. A day's work; a day's jourdays in bank.
ney. Dies consilii. A day set for an argu- Dieu et mon droit. God and my ment or hearing.
right. Dies datus. A day given or set. Dieu son acte. Act of God. Dies dominicus non est juridicus. Diffacere. To mutilate.
The Lord's day is not a court day. Difficile est ut unus homo vicem See 13 Mass. 327.
duorum sustineat. It is hard that DIFFORCIARE
one man should suffer for the vice Dimittere. To dismiss; to release. of two.
Dinarchy. A government by two Difforciare. To keep from one.
rulers. Digama, or digamy. Same as deu- Diocesan courts. Courts held by the terogamy.
bishop or his chancellor in each Digests. The Pandects or body of diocese.
Roman laws compiled under Jus- Diocese. The jurisdiction of a
tinian. Dignitary. (Ecclesiastical) One Diploma. A certificate conferring an
higher than a priest or canon. honor, privilege or authority. See Dignities. Titles of rank or office.
40 Ala. 178. Dignity. A title; one of the incor
Diplomatics. The science of deciporeal hereditaments.
phering ancient documents.
Dipsomania. An uncontrollable deDilacion. (Spanish) An extension
sire for intoxicants. See 19 Neb. of time granted a litigant.
614, 28 N. W. 271. Dilapidation. Waste on ecclesiasti.
Direct. Proximate; not remote. cal property. Dilationes in lege sunt odiosae. De
Direct contempt. A contempt comlays are obnoxious to the law.
mitted in court and so as to inter
rupt the orderly administration of Dilatory defense. A defense inter
justice. See Ann. Cas. (Miss.) posed for delay.
1913B, 281. Dilatory plea. A plea interposed
Direct evidence. Precise facts in for delay or to abate the action
issue to which a witness will teswithout reference to the merits.
tify. See 59 Mass. 295, 52 Am. See 44 N. J. L. 552.
Dec. 711. Diligence. (Scotch) An execution
Direct examination. Examination in proceeding for the collection of a
chief of a witness. debt; care. See 4 Nev. 534, 97
Direct line. Direct lineal succession. Am. Dec. 550. Diligiatus. Outlawed.
Direct tax. Capitation or poll tax;
tax on land. See 3 Dall. (U. S.) Dillonques. Thenceforth.
171, 1 L. Ed. 556. Dimes. Tithes.
Direction. The address to the court Dimidietas. Half.
in a bill of equity; a court's inDimidium. An undivided half. struction to a jury; control. Diminutio. Diminution.
Directors. Members of a corporaDiminution of the record. A pro
tion governing board. See 34 Cal. ceeding by certiorari to have the
48, 91 Am. Dec. 672. whole record transmitted on an Directory. Advisory, as opposed to . appeal, where the record was in mandatory, as a directory statute. complete. See 18 N. C. 382, 28 Directory statute. One the disobeAm. Dec. 572.
dience of which is not an unlawful Dimisi. I have demised.
act. See 86 Tex. 133, 23 S. W. Dimisi, concessi, et ad firmam tra
1103. didi. I have demised, granted Directory trust. One wherein the and leased to farm.
trust fund is directed to be inDimisit. He has demised.
vested in a particular manner.
See 18 Tenn. 263, 31 Am. Dec.
576. Diribitores. Distributors of ballots
at a Roman election. Dirimant impediments. Bars to
matrimony not removed by con
summation. Disability. Legal incapacity. See
18 Mont. 152, 56 Am. St. Rep. 565,
44 Pac. 528. Disabling statutes. Statutes which
curbed the leasing of lands by the
church. Disadvocare. To disavow. Disaffirmance. Repudiation of a
voidable obligation. Disafforest. Same as Deafforest. Disaffranchise. To disfranchise. Disallow. To overrule; to reject; to
deny.. : Disalt. To disable. Disappropriation. The misuse of
church property for other pur
poses. Disavow. To repudiate; to disclaim. Disband. Same as Dissolve. See 71
Mich. 87, 38 N. W. 712. Disbar. To revoke an attorney's li.
cense to practice. Disbarment proceeding. One to disbar an attorney. See 121 Iowa, 292, 100 Am. St. Rep. 354, 63
L. R. A. 614, 96 N. W. 855. Disbocation. The act of disforest
Disclaimer. A denial; a waiver; re
fusal to accept an offer; a formal refusal to accept a conveyance. See 3 Wend. (N. Y.) 337, 20 Am.
Dec. 699. Disclaimer of tenure. A tenant's
disclaimer in an action for rent. Disclamation. Disclaimer. Discommission. To deprive of an
office or commission. Discommon. To deprive of a right
of common; to change common
property into private property. Discontinuance. Dismissal of an ac
tion; an ouster of a reversioner by the grant by a tenant in tail of a larger estate than he had; failure of the plaintiff to continue his action. See 12 W. Va. 70, 29
Am. Rep. 445. Discontinuous easement. An easement to perform acts at separated
intervals. Discontinuous servitude. A servi.
tude carrying a discontinuous easement. See 21 N. Y. 505. Disconvenable. Improper. Discoöperta. Discovert. Discount. The interest reserved
from an amount loaned or advanced at the time of the loan or advance. See 95 Ala. 521, 36 Am. St. Rep. 245, 20 L. R. A. 58, 12
South. 579. Discovert. Unmarried; unprotected. Discovery. Sworn testimony fur.
nished by the defendant in answer to a complaint or bill in equity; knowledge as distinguished from suspicion (see 41 Neb. 413, 59 N. W. 838); the finding of mineral in place. See 18 Mont. 208, 5 6 Am. St. Rep. 578, 33 L. R. A.
851, 44 Pac. 979. Discovery claim. A mining claim
held by right of discovery of min. erals therein.
Discarcare, or discargare. To dis
charge a cargo. Disceptatio causae. Same as Dis.
ceptio causae. Disceptio causae. Argument in a
cause by counsel. Discharge. Acquittal; release. See
3 Fla. 175, 52 Am. Dec. 367. Discharge in bankruptcy. Release
from debt in bankruptcy proceedings. See 96 Fed. (U. S.) 514.
Discredit. To injure one's credit or Disheritor. One who disinherits an
reputation; to refuse credence; to other. distrust. See 84 Cal. 573, 24 Pac.
Dishonor. Refusal to accept a bill 313.
of exchange; refusal to pay negoDiscrepancy. Variance between tiable paper. See 1 Wis. 264. pleading and proof.
Disincarcerate. To release from imDiscretio est discernere per legem prisonment. quid sit justum. Discretion is the
Disincorporate. To relinquish a corselection of that which is just by
porate charter. the law. See 3 Gray (Mass.), 204.
Disinherison. Deprivation of a Discretio est scire per legem quid
forced heir of his inheritance. sit justum. Discretion is the knowledge of that which is just Disinheritance. Preventing an heir by the law. See 4 Johns. Ch. from succession to the estate of (N. Y.) 352.
his ancestor. Discretion. The exercise of the best Disinter. To exhume a corpse.
of a court's judgment upon the Disinterested witness. One unbioccasion calling for it. See 8
ased by interest in the action. Wend. (N. Y.) 462, 24 Am. Dec. See 5 Mass. 219. 46.
Disjunctim. Separately; severally. Discretionary trust. One wherein no
Disjunctive allegations. Separated, direction is made as to the invest
independent charges. ment of the fund. See 18 Tenn.
Disjunctive condition. A condition 263, 31 Am. Dec. 576.
depending upon the happening of Discumberment. Release from en
but one of several events. cumbrance or lien.
Disjunctive term. An alternative Discussion. See Benefit of discus
term. See 2 Miles (Pa.), 49. sion.
Dismiss. Tithes. Disembargo. To release from em
Dismiss. To discontinue; to order a bargo.
cause, motion or prosecution to Disentail. The breaking of the en be discontinued or quashed. See tail of an estate.
37 N. H. 536, 75 Am. Dec. 154. Disentailing deed. One wherein the Dismortgage. To redeem from mort. tenant in tail conveys all his es
Disorderly. Against public peace, Disforest. To clear of trees.
good order, morals, decency or Disfranchise. To deprive of citizen safety.
ship, of a franchise, or of suffrage. Disorderly house. A disreputable Disgavel. To remove from land the house. See 104 N. C. 858, 17 Am. incidents of gavelkind.
St. Rep. 704, 10 S. E. 455. Disgrading. Depriving of a title or Disorderly persons. Vagrants. See dignity.
4 Bl. Comm. 169. Dishabilitation. (Scotch) Corrup- Disparagation. Same as Disparage
tion of blood as a punishment for ment. treason.
Disparage. To permit a disparageDisherison. A disinheriting.
Disparagement. A ward's unequal M ass. 139, 83 Am. St. Rep. 263,
marriage permitted by a guardian. 58 N. E. 275. See 36 N. C. 232.
Disseisin by election. A legal fiction Disparagium. Inequality in blood
whereby the owner admitted disor station.
seisin that he might sue an adDisparata non debent jungi. Dissim
verse claimant. See 2 Wend. ilar matters ought not to be
(N. Y.) 166, 19 Am. Dec. 571. joined.
Disseisin by relation. That wherein
the owner elects to consider himDispark. To change the use or character of a land used as a
self disseised for the sake of the
remedy by novel disseisin. See 2 park.
Wend. (N. Y.) 166, 19 Am. Dec. Dispauper. To deprive of the right
571. of suing in forma pauperis; to de
Disseisin in fact. Exists only when clare one no longer a pauper.
there is a wrongful entry by one Dispensatio est vulnus, quod vul
claiming an actual ouster of the nerat jus commune. A dispensa
true owner, or some act tantation is a wound, because it
mount thereto. See 2 Wend. wounds common right.
(N. Y.) 166, 19 Am. Dec. 571. Dispensation. Exemption from cer- Disseisinam satisfacit, qui uti non tain duties or penalties imposed
permittit possessorem, vel minus by law.
commode, licet omnino non expelDispersonare. To scandalize.
lat. One commits a disseisin who Dispone. To grant or convey.
does not permit the possessor to Dispose of. To alienate; to effectu
enjoy his property or who renders ally transfer. See 73 Fed. (U. S.)
his enjoyment less comfortable, 292.
although he does not expel him Disposing mind. One fully capable
altogether. of comprehending a testamentary
Disseisor. One who effects a disdisposition of property. See 108
seisin. Pa. 395, 56 Am. Rep. 218.
Disseisoress. A female disseisor. Dispossession. Changing from the Dissent. To render a minority opinpossession of one person to that
ion. of another.
Dissignare. To break a seal. Disputable presumption. One which Dissimilium dissimilis est ratio. The
is conclusive until overthrown by rule as to a matter which is discontrary evidence. See 26 S. C. similar, is dissimilar. 49, 1 S. E. 52.
Dissimulatione tollitur injuria. An Disputatio fori. An argument be injury is eradicated by ignoring
fore the court. Disrationare. To exonerate one's Dissolution. Disincorporation; break
ing up a partnership. Dissasina. Disseisin.
Dissolve. To effect a dissolution. Disseisee. One who has suffered dis. Dissuade. To persuade one not to seisin.
perform a positive legal duty. Disseisin. A wrongful ouster from Distincte et aperte. Distinctly and possession of a freehold. See 177 openly. Law Dict.-9