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Glossary of Selected Words
and Abbreviations

Abearance

Behaviour; as a recognizance to be of good abearance signifies to be of good
behavior. (Black's Law Dictionary, Henry Campbell Black, 6th ed., p. 5, West
Pub. Co., St. Paul, MN, 1990)

Action on (of)

the Case

1:TRESPASS ON THE CASE 2: a remedy for recovery of damages
for tort in instances where injury was neither immediate nor direct — usu.
referring to an action ex delicto but sometimes to assumpsit (Webster's Third
New International Dictionary, p. 21, G. & C. Merriam Co., Pub., Springfield,

MA, 1967)

Ad Satisfaciend

see Satisfaciendum.

Alias Executio

One issued after the first has been returned without having accomp!ished its
purpose. A second writ of execution issued to enforce a judgment that was not
fully satisfied by the sheriff action under the first or original writ. (Black's Law
Dictionary, Henry Campbell Black, 6th ed, p. 71, West Pub. Co., St. Paul, MN,
1990)

Amerciament

Amercement A money penalty in the nature of a fine imposed upon an officer for
some misconduct or neglect of duty. At common law, it was assessed by the
peers of the delinquent, or the affeerors, or imposed arbitrarily at the discretion of
the court or the lord. Early common law required complainant who lost his suit
to pay his opponent "wer," monetary penalty which varied with complainant's
status, but after Norman conquest, wer gave way to "amercement," a more
flexible sanction paid to court, the amount of which at least in theory, varied
according to the wrongfulness of complainant's conduct. (Black's Law
Dictionary, Henry Campbell Black, 6th ed, p. 81, West Pub. Co., St. Paul, MN,
1990)

Anodyne oils

1: a drug that allays pain (an an opiate or narcotic), Webster's Third New
International Dictionary, p. 88, G. & C. Merriam Co., Pub. Springfield, MA,
1967)

Assumpsit

Lat. He undertook; he promised. A promise or engagement by which one person
assumes or undertakes to do some act or pay something to another, it may be
either oral or in writing, but is not under seal. It is express if the promisor puts
his engagement in distinct and definite language; it is implied where the law



 
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