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C. A brand on the forehead as a Cacicazgos. Lands held in entail

punishment for counterfeiting in by the caciques in Indian villages Rhode Island.

in Spanish America.—Bouv. C. A. V. Curia advisare vult. The Cadastre, or Cadaster. An assesscourt wishes to deliberate.

ment-roll of real property. C. B. Common bench.

Cadaver. A corpse. C. C. County commissioner; county

Cadere. To fall; to fail; to end. court.

Cadi. A Turkish civil magistrate. C. C. P. Court of common pleas.

Caedua. Preserved for cutting, as

wood. C'est ascavoir. (French) That is

Caduca. That which is inherited or

escheated. C'est le crime qui fait la honte, et

Caducary. Relating to or subject to non pas l'echafaud. It is the

escheat or forfeiture. crime which brings disgrace, and

Caducus. Falling. not the scaffold.

Caesarean operation. Delivery of a C. H. An abbreviation for Court.

child by cutting above the pelvis. house.

Caetera desunt. Other things are C. J. Chief justice.

lacking. C. 0. D. Collect on delivery. See Caeteris paribus. Other

things 94 Mich. 133, 34 Am. St. Rep. 328, equal. 53 N. W. 918.

Caeteris tacentibus. The others beC. T. A. Cum testamento annexo;

ing silent. with the will annexed.

Caeterorum. Of the rest or residue. Ca. resp. Capias ad respondendum; Cahier. A memorial; a petition; a which see.

report; a section of a book. Ca. sa. Capias ad satisfaciendum; Cairns' act. An English statute auwhich see.

thorizing damages in equity suits. Cabal. A junto; a small political Calamus. A pen made of a reed. faction.

See 14 Johns. (N. Y.) 484. Caballeria. (Spanis

A lot of land Calcea A causeway. measuring 100 by 200 feet.

Calcetum. A causeway. Caballero. (Spanish)

A knight.

Calefagium. The right to take fuel Cabinet. A body of officials form

annually. ing an advisory council.

Calendar. A court list of causes to Cabinet council. A council of cab

be heard; a list of prisoners with inet members held privately to their sentences. See 9 Ill. App. consider public matters.

537. Cablish. Brushwood.

Calendar amendment act. An EngCachepolus. A catchpoll; a bailiff; lish statute (1751) adopting the a constable.

Gregorian calendar.





Calendar month. A period


Camara. A chamber; a vault; a minating with the day of the

treasury. succeeding month numerically cor

Camarage. Rent paid for storage. responding to the day of its beginning, less one. If there be Cambellanus. A chamberlain, corresponding day, it ter

Cambiator. Same as Cambist. minates with the last day thereof. See 46 Neb. 427, 50 Am. St. Rep.

Cambio. Exchange; a bourse. 617, 30 L. R. A. 450, 65 N. W. 46. Cambipartia. Champerty. Calends. (Roman) The first day Cambiparticeps. A party to the of. of the month.

fense of champerty. Call. A notice of a meeting; a Cambist. A dealer in negotiable stock assessment; a monumentin

paper. landmark, course or distance in

Cambium. (Civil Law) Exchange; a survey. See i Wash. St. 521, 20 Pac. 605.

exchange of lands. Calling the jury. Calling off the

Camera. Same as Camara. names of veniremen for jury duty. Camera regis. A harbor. Calling the plaintiff. The formal Camera scaccarii. The exchequer

calling of the plaintiff upon order- chamber. ing a nonsuit.

Camera stellata. The star-chamber. Calling to the bar. Admitting a Cameralistics. The science of fin

student to the right to practice law.

Camerarius. A treasurer; a chamCalpe. (Scotch) Tribute by a clans

berlain. man to his chief, for protection. Camino. (Spanish) A highway. Calumnia. A false charge; a cal

Camorra. An Italian secret society. umny; a claim; a demand.

Campana. A church-bell; a bell. Calumniae juramentum. The oath

Campana bajula. A hand-bell used against calumny; an oath of good faith,

by court criers.

Campanile. A bell tower.
Calumniae jus jurandum. Same as
Calumniae juramentum.

Campartum. A part of a field.
Calumniare. To claim; to calum-

Campbell's Act. An English statute niate.

giving a remedy for death by

wrongful act. See 9 & 10 Vict., Calumniators. Those who make false accusations maliciously.

Campers. A share. Calumny. Libel; slander; defama

Campertum. A grain or corn field. tion.

Campias in withernam. A writ to Calvin's Case. An action holding

seize other goods of equal value that Calvin, though born in Scot

when the plaintiff's goods have land after the English

been taken out of the county. descended to James I, who was also king of Scotland, was entitled

Campfight. A duel; a battle. to hold land. See 2 How. St. Tr. Campi partitio. Champerty. 559.

Campus. A field.

c. 93.





Campus maii. May day, a Saxon an. Capax. A holder; capable. niversary.

Capax doli. Capable of committing Cancellaria. Chancery.

crime. Cancellarius. A chancellor.

Capax negotii. Capable of contractCancellation. The avoiding or nul

ing. lifying of a written obligation. Cape. A judicial writ to recover See 26 Ga. 451.

land on the tenant's default. Cancellatura. A cancellation.

Cape magnum. A judicial writ for Cancelli. The railing inclosing the

the possession of land when the bar of

tenant defaulted in a real action. court; cancellation marks.

Cape parvum. A judicial writ to Candidate. The announced aspirant

recover possession in a real action

in which the tenant had appeared. for an office. Candlemas day. February 2d.

Caper. A Dutch privateer. Cane. (Scotch) A tax; rent paid

Capias. A writ for the seizure of in produce.

the property or person of the de

fendant. Canon. A law; a church officer who

Capias ad audiendum judicium. A took revenue for conducting service.

writ to bring a convicted misde.

meanant up for sentence. See 4 Canon law. The law of the Roman

Bl. Comm. 368. church.

Capias ad computandum. A writ Canonic or canonical. Pertaining to

commanding a defendant to aca canon or church law.

count upon his refusal. Canonicate. The office of a canon.

Capias ad respondendum. A writ Canonicus. A canon.

for the arrest of the defendant in Canonry. The office or benefice of a civil action.

Capias ad satisfaciendum. A writ Canons of descent. Same as Canons

of execution directed against the of inheritance.

defendant's person. See 5 N. J.

L. 799. Canons of inheritance. The rules or laws of descent.

Capias pro fine. A writ for the

arrest of one who had not paid a Cant. An auction sale; a sale to

fine. effect partition between coten

Capias utligatum. A writ for the ants.

seizure of an outlaw or his goods. Cantel. The


Capiatur pro fine. Let him be taken measure.

for the fine. Canton. A district.

Capita. Heads. Cantred. (Welsh) A district; hundred.

Capital. The property and money

invested in a business; affecting Canum. (Scotch) A duty paid in

human life. See 37 Ga. 597. produce. Canvass. To examine thoroughly;

Capital crime. A crime punishable an examination.

by death. Capacity. Legal qualification; au- Capital punishment. Infliction of thority; competency.

the death penalty.

a canon.







pro fine.

Capital stock. The sum subscribed Capitular. A law or canon passed

by the stockholders of a corpora- by an ecclesiastical chapter; a tion. See 126 N. Y. 433, 27 N. E. chapter member. 818, 12 L. R. A. 762.

Capitulary. Same as Capitular. Capitale. A thing which is stolen,

Capitulate. To draw up an agreeor its value.-Blount.

ment; to surrender conditionally. Capitalis. Capital.

Capitulum. A chapter or section of Capitalis baro. Chief baron.

a book. Capitalis custos. Chief magistrate Capitur pro fine. Same as Capias

or warden. Capitalis debitor. The principal

Capper. One employed to solicit debtor.

business for an attorney. Capitalis dominus. The chief lord.

Captio. Caption. Capitalis justiciarius. The chief · justice.

Caption. A taking; a seizure; the Capitalis justiciarius ad placita

heading of a document. corum rege tenenda. Chief jus- Capitation. Undue influence. tice in holding pleas before the

Captator. One exercising undue inking.

fluence over another. Capitalis justiciarius banci. Chief

Capture. A taking of a vessel as a justice of the bench.

prize by an enemy, in time of open Capitalis justiciariùs totius angliae. war, with intent to deprive the Chief justice of all England.

owner of it.

See 6 Wall. (U. S.) Capitalis plegius. Chief surety.

1, 18 L. Ed. 836. A seizure of Capitalis redditus. A chief rent.

property or soldiers of an enemy

in time of war. Capitaneus. One holding in capite.

Caput. A head; a chief; a principal. Capitas diminutio. Civil death.

Caput baroniae. A nobleman's manCapitatim. By heads; per head.

sion-house. Capitation. A poll tax.

Caput portus. The chief town of a Capite. See In capite.

port. Capite minutus. One undergoing

Caput lupinum. An outlaw. civil death.

Caput mortuum. A deadhead; a Capitis diminutio maxima. Com

nullity. plete loss of civil status.

Caput, principium et finis. The Capitis diminutio media. Partial

head, beginning and end. loss of civil status.

Caputagium. Head-money. Capitis diminutio minima. Slight loss of civil status.

Caputium. A headland. Capitula. Collections of laws and

Carack. A bulky ship built for both

commerce and war. ordinances drawn up under heads or divisions.—Spelman.

Carat. A weight of 4 grains. Capitula coronis. Detailed sched- Carcan. A sort of collar worn as a ules.

punishment. Capitula de judaeis. A register of

Carcare. To load. mortgages to Jews.

Carcata. Freighted or loaded.




Carcelage. Prison fees.

Cart-bote. The estovers or license

to take sufficient wood for the Carcer ad homines custodiendos, non

maintenance of farming tools. ad puniendos, dari debet. A jail

See 2 Bl. Comm. 35. ought to be devoted to the cus

Carte. A chart. tody of men, not to their punish. ment.

Carte blanche. A signed blank in

strument to be filled in and used Carcer non supplicii causa sed cus

by another without restriction. todiae constitutus. A jail is not maintained for punishment, but

See 2 Pa. St. 200, 44 Am. Dec. 190. for custody.

Cartel. A challenge; a note from a

belligerent relative to exchange of Carcer. A jail.

prisoners. Cardinal. A high officer in the


A caricature, often libclchurch of Rome. Card-playing Games played with

Caruca. A plough. cards, often for money.

Carucage A tax on land ploughable Care. Caution; vigilance; watchful

with one plough. ness; freedom from neglect.

Carucata. A plough. Carena. A quarantine.

Carve. To segregate; to cut out, as Careta. A cart.

a smaller estate or parcel from a Cargo. The load of a ship.

larger. Carl. Same as Churl.

Cas. Case. Carlisle tables. Tables of life ex- Cas fortuit. An inevitable accident. pectancy compiled at Carlisle,

Case. An action at law; a suit in England, in 1870.

equity; an abbreviated form of Carnal. Sensual; lustful.

“Action on the case,” which see. Carnal knowledge. Sexual inter

Case agreed. A statement of the course.

facts of a case agreed on by the Carnaliter. Carnally.

parties or found by another court. Carnaliter cognovit. He carnally Case certified. A question of law knew.

certified by a lower court and subCarno. An immunity or privilege.

mitted to a higher court for deCowell.

cision. See 128 U. S. 426, 32 L.

Ed. 503, 9 Sup. Ct. Rep. 113. Carriage. (Equity) Control or con

Case law. The law as laid down in duct. Implying a right to proceed

the decisions of the courts. with others in a suit. (Scotch) The service of a horse and cart.

Case made. Same as Case reserved. Carrier. One who transports goods

Case of the seven bishops. An Engfor hire.

lish case in 1688 wherein the priCarry. To bear; to convey.

mate and six bishops were charged

with libel for petitioning against Carrying away. The asportation or

the king's order that his "declaracomplete moving of goods.

tions for liberty of conscience" be Carrying costs. Awarding costs.

read in the churches. Carta. A deed or charter.

Case reserved. A decision rendered Carta de Foresta.


of the pro forma for the purpose of obforest.

taining the opinion of the same

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