A Law Grammar, Or: Rudiments of the Law : Compiled from the Grounds, Principles, Maxims, Terms, Words of Art, Rules and Moot Points of Our Law, in a New, Easy, and Very Concise Method : for the Particular Instruction of Students, and Other Persons, Whereby They May Acquire Much Useful and Elementary Learning in the Law
W., Clarke and Sons, 1817 - 260 Seiten
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Seite 219 - ... in expectation, remembrance, and contemplation in law; there being no person in esse in whom it can vest and abide; though the law considers it as always potentially existing, and ready to vest whenever a proper owner appears. Thus, in a grant to John for life, and afterwards to the heirs of Richard, the inheritance is plainly neither granted to John nor Richard, nor can it vest in the heirs of Richard till his death, nam nemo est haeres viventis; it remains therefore in waiting or abeyance,...
Seite 97 - A consideration of some sort or other is so absolutely necessary to the forming of a contract, that a nudum pactum, or agreement to do or pay anything on one side, without any compensation on the other, is totally void in law: and a man cannot be compelled to perform it.
Seite 51 - ... cut down or otherwise destroy any trees planted in any avenue, or growing in any garden, orchard, or plantation, for ornament, shelter or profit...
Seite 102 - A custom to pay two-pence an acre in lieu of tithes, is good ; but to pay sometimes two-pence, and sometimes three-pence, as the occupier of the land pleases, is bad for its uncertainty. Yet a custom, to pay a year's improved value for a fine on a copyhold estate, is good ; though the value is a thing uncertain : for the value may at any time be ascertained ; and the maxim of law is, id certum est, quod certum reddi potest.
Seite 98 - For if a man enters into a voluntary bond, or gives a promissory note, he shall not be allowed to aver the want of a consideration in order to evade the payment ; for every bond from the solemnity of the instrument, and every note from the subscription of the drawer, carries with it an internal evidence of a good consideration.
Seite 68 - ... packets sent, or to be sent, by the post, any letter or letters, packet or packets, although such robbery, stealing, or taking, shall not appear, or be proved, to be a taking from the person, or upon the king's highway, or to be a robbery committed in any dwelling-house, or any...
Seite 21 - Further, the person killed must be "a reasonable creature in being, and under the king's peace,
Seite 67 - November, wilfully destroy, or cause or procure to be destroyed any Register Book of Marriages, or any Part of such Register Book, with Intent to avoid any Marriage, or to subject any Person to any of the Penalties of this Act...