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Wreck
Wreck (called In Law Latin Wreccum Marls, And In Law French Scree De Mer). Such Goods As After A Shipwreck Are Cast Upon The Land By The Sea, And Left There With In Some Country So As Not To Belong To The Jurisdiction Of The Admiralty, But To The Common ...

Writ
Writ. A Mandatory Precept, Issued By The Authority And In The Name Of The Sover Eign Or The State, For The Purpose Of Com Pelling The Defendant To Do Something There In Mentioned. It Is Issued By A Court Or Other Competent Jurisdiction, And Is Returnable To The Same. It ...

Writ Of Assistance
Writ Of Assistance. A Writ Issuing Out Of Chancery In Pursuance Of An Order, Commanding The Sheriff To Eject The Defend Ant From Certain Lands And To Put The Plain Tiff In Possession. Cowell ; 3 Steph. Com. 602; Bruce V. Roney, 18 Ill. 67. An Ancient Writ Issuing Out ...

Writ Of Entry
Entry, Writ Of. In Old Practice. A Real. Action Brought To Recover The Possession Of Lands From One Who Wrongfully Withholds Possession Thereof. Such Writs Were Said To Be In The Quibus, Where The Suit Was Brought Against The Par Ty Who Committed The Wrong; In The Per, Where The ...

Writ Of Error
Writ Of Error. A Writ Issued Out Of A Court Of Competent Jurisdiction, Directed To The Judges Of A Court Of Record In Which Final, Judgment Has Been Given, And Commanding Them, In Some Cases, Themselves To Examine The Record, In Others To Send It To Another Court Of Appellate ...

Writ Of Monstraverunt
Monstraverunt, Writ Of. In Eng Lish Law. A Writ Which Lies For The Tenants Of An Ancient Demesne Who Hold By Free Char Ter, And Not For Those Tenants Who Hole By Copy Of Court-roll, Or By The Rod, According To The Custom Of The Manor. Fitzh. N. B. 31. ...

Writing
Writing. The Act Of Forming By The Haid Letters Or Characters Of A Particular Kind, On Paper Or Other Suitable Substance And Artfully Putting Them Together So As To Convey Ideas. The Word "writing," When Not Used In Con Nection With Analogous Words Of More Special Meaning, Is An Extensive ...

Year
Year. The Period In Which The Revolution Of The Earth Round The Sun, And The Accom Panying Changes In The Order Of Nature, Are Completed. The Civil Year Differs From The Astronom Ical, The Latter Being Composed Of Three Hun Dred And Sixty-five Days, Five Hours, Forty Eight Seconds And ...

Year And Day
Year And Day. A Period Of Time Much Recognized In Law. It Is Not In All Cases Limited To A Precise Calender Year. In Scotland, In Computing The Term, The Year And Day Is To Be Reckon Ed, Not By The Number Of Days Which Go To Make Up A ...