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  • GUILTY

    GUILTY - . The state or condition of a person who has committed a crime, misdemeanor or offence. 2. This word implies a malicious intent, and must be applied to something universally allowed to be a crime. Cowp. 275. 3. In pleading, it...

  • GUILT

    GUILT - , crim. law. That quality which renders criminal and liable to punishment; or it is that disposition to violate the law, which has manifested itself by some act already done. The opposite of innocence. Vide Rutherf. Inst. B. 1, c. 18...

  • GUILD

    GUILD - . A fraternity or company. Guild hall, the place of meeting of guilds. Beame's, Glanville, 108 (n).

  • GUIDON DE LA MER, (LE)

    GUIDON DE LA MER, (LE) - . The name of a treatise on maritime law, written in Rouen, then Normandy, in 1671, as is supposed. it was received on the continent of Europe almost as equal in authority to one of the ancient codes of maritime law....

  • GUEST

    GUEST - . A traveller who stays at an inn or tavern-with the consent of the keeper: Bac. Ab. Inns, C 5; 8 Co. 32. And if, after having taken lodgings at an inn, he leaves his horse there, and goes elsewhere to lodge, he is still to be consid...

  • GUBERNATOR

    GUBERNATOR - , civil law. A pilot or steersman of a ship. 2 Pet. Adm. Dec. Appx. lxxxiii.

  • GUARDIANSHIP

    GUARDIANSHIP - , persons. The power or protective authority given by law, and imposed on an individual who is free and in the enjoyment of his rights, over one whose weakness on account of his age, renders him unable to protect himself. Vide...

  • GUARDIANS OF THE POOR

    GUARDIANS OF THE POOR - . The name given to officers whose duties are very similar to those of overseers of the poor, (q. v.) that is, generally to relieve the distresses of such poor persons who are unable to take care of themselves.

  • GUARDIANS

    GUARDIANS - , domestic relations. Guardians are divided into, guardians of the person, in the civil law called tutors; and guardians of the estate, in the sam law are known by the name of curators. For the distinction between them, vide arti...

  • GUARANTY

    GUARANTY - , contracts. A promise made upon a good consideration, to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment or per...

  • GUARANTOR

    GUARANTOR - , contracts. He who makes a guaranty. 2. The guarantor is bound to fulfil the engagement he has entered into, provided the principal debtor does not. He is bound only to the extent that the debtor is, and any payment made by the...

  • GUARANTEE

    GUARANTEE - , contracts. He lo whom a guaranty is made. 2. The guarantee is entitled to receive payment, in the first place, from the debtor, and, secondly, from the guarantor. He must be careful not to give time beyond that stipulated in t...

  • GROUNDAGE

    GROUNDAGE - , mar. law. The consideration paid for standing a ship in a port. Jacobs, Dict. h. t., Vide Demurrage.

  • GROUND RENT

    GROUND RENT - , estates. In Pennsylvania, this term is used to signify a perpetual rent issuing out of some real estate. This rent is redeemable where there is a covenant in the deed that, before the expiration of a period therein named, it...

  • GROSS WEIGHT

    GROSS WEIGHT - . The total weight of goods or merchandise, with the chests, bags, and the like, from which. are to be deducted tare and tret.

  • GROSS NEGLIGENCE

    GROSS NEGLIGENCE - . Lata culpa, or, as the Roman lawyers most accurately call it) dolo proxima, is, in practice, considered as equivalent to dolus or fraud itself, and consists, according to the best interpreters, in the omission of that ca...

  • GROSS AVERAGE

    GROSS AVERAGE - , mar. law. That kind of average which falls on the ship, cargo, and freight, and. is distinguished from particular average. See Average.

  • GROSS ADVENTURE

    GROSS ADVENTURE - . By this term the French lay writers signify a maritime loan, or bottomry. (q, v.) It is so called because the lender exposes his money to the perils of the sea; and contributes to the gross or general average. Poth. h. t....

  • GROSS

    GROSS - . Absolute; entire, not depending on another. Vide Common.

  • GROS BOIS, or GROSSE BOIS

    GROS BOIS, or GROSSE BOIS - . Such wood as, by the common law or custom, is reputed timber. 2 hist. 642.