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  • HYPOTHEQUE

    HYPOTHEQUE - , French law. Properly, the right acquired by the creditor over the immovable property which has been assigned to him by his debtor, as security for his debt, although he be not placed in possession of it. The hypotheque might a...

  • HYPOTHECATION

    HYPOTHECATION - , civil law. This term is used principally in the civil law; it is defined to be a right which a creditor has over a thing belonging to another, and which consists in the power to cause it to be sold, in order to be paid his...

  • HYPOBOLUM

    HYPOBOLUM - , civ. law. The name of the bequest or legacy given by the hushand to his wife, at his death, above her dowry. Techn. Dict. h. t.

  • HYDROMETER

    HYDROMETER - . An instrument for measuring the density of fluids; being immersed in fluids, as in water, brine, beer, brandy, &c., it determines the proportion of their densities, or their specific gravities, and thence their qualities....

  • HUSTINGS

    HUSTINGS - , Engl. law. The name of a court held before the lord mayor and aldermen of London; it is the principal and supreme court of the city., See 2 Inst. 327; St. Armand, Hist. Essay on the Legisl. Power of England, 75.

  • HUshRECE

    HUshRECE - , old Eng. law. The, ancient name of the offence now called burglary.

  • HUshAND

    HUshAND - , mar. law. The name of an agent who is authorized to make the necessary repairs to a ship, and to act in relation to the ship, generally, for the owner. He is usually called ship's hushand. Vide Ship's Hushand.

  • HUshAND

    HUshAND - , domestic relations. A man who has a wife. 2. The hushand, as such, is liable to certain obligations, and entitled to certain rights, which will be here briefly considered. 3. First, of his obligations. He is bound to receive hi...

  • HURDLE

    HURDLE - , Eng. law. A species of sledge, used to draw traitors to execution.

  • HUNTING

    HUNTING - . The act of pursuing and taking wild animals; the chase. 2. The chase gives a kind of title by occupancy, by which the hunter acquires a right or property in the game which he captures. In the United States, the right of hunti...

  • HUNGER

    HUNGER - . The desire for taking food. Hunger is no excuse for larceny. 1 Hale, P. C. 54; 4 Bl. Com. 31. But it is a matter which applies itself strongly to the consciences of the judges in mitigation of the punishment. 2. When a person...

  • HUNDREDORS

    HUNDREDORS - . In England they are inhabitants of a local division of a county, who, by several statutes, are held to be liable in the cases therein specified, to make good the loss sustained by persons within the hundred, by robbery or othe...

  • HUNDRED GEMOTE

    HUNDRED GEMOTE - . The name of a court among the Saxons. It was holden every month, for the benefit of the inhabitants of the hundred.

  • HUNDRED

    HUNDRED - , Eng. law. A district of country originally comprehending one hundred families. In many cases, when an offence is committed within the -hundred, the inhabitants tire civilly responsible to the party injured. 2. This rule was p...

  • HUISSIER

    HUISSIER - . An usher of a court. In France, an officer of this name performs many of the duties which in this country devolve on the sheriff or constable. Dalloz, Dict. h. t. See 3 Wend. 173.

  • HUEBRA

    HUEBRA - , Spanish law. An acre of land or as much as can be ploughed in a day by two oxen. Sp. Dict.; 2 White's Coll. 49.

  • HUE AND CRY

    HUE AND CRY - , Eng. law. A mode of pursuing felons, or such as have dangerously wounded any person, or assaulted any one with intent to rob him, by the constable, for the purpose of arresting the offender. 2 Hale, P. C. 100.

  • HOYMAN

    HOYMAN - . The master or captain of a hoy. 2. Hoymen are liable as common carriers. Story, Bailm. §496.

  • HOVEL

    HOVEL - . A place used by hushandmen to set their ploughs, carts, and other farming utensils, out of the rain and sun. Law Latin Dict. A shed; a cottage; a mean house.

  • HOUSEKEEPER

    HOUSEKEEPER - . One who occupies a house. 2. A person who occupies every room in the house, under a lease, except one, which is reserved for his landlord, who pays all the taxes, is not a housekeeper. 1 Chit. Rep. 502. Nor is a person a hou...