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  • ITINERANT

    ITINERANT - . Travelling or taking a journey. In England there were formerly judges called Justices itinerant, who were sent with commissions into certain counties to try causes.

  • ITER

    ITER - . A foot way. Vide Way.

  • ITEM

    ITEM - . Also; likewise; in like manner.; again; a second time. These are the various meanings of this Latin adverb. Vide Construction. 2. In law it is to be construed conjunctively, in the sense. of and, or also, in such a manner as to conn...

  • ITA QUOD

    ITA QUOD - . The name or condition in a submission which is usually introduced by these words "so as the award be made of and upon the premises," which from the first word is called the ita quod. 2. When the submission is with an ita guod, t...

  • ITA EST

    ITA EST - . These words signify so it is. Among the civilians when a notary dies, leaving his register, an officer who is authorized to make official copies of his notarial acts, writes instead of the deceased notary's name, which is require...

  • ISTHMUS

    ISTHMUS - . A tongue or strip of land between two seas. Glos. on Law, 37, book 2, tit. 3, of the Dig.

  • ISSUES

    ISSUES - , Eng. law. The goods and profits of the lands of a defendant against whom a writ of distringas or distress infinite has been issued, taken by virtue of such writ, are called issues. 3 Bl. Com. 280; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 351.

  • ISSUE ROLL

    ISSUE ROLL - , Eng. law. The name of a record which contains an entry of the term of which the demurrer book, issue or paper book is entitled, and the, warrants of attorney supposed to have been given by the parties at the commencement of th...

  • ISSUE

    ISSUE - , pleading. An issue, in pleading, is defined to be a single, certain and material point issuing out of the allegations of the parties, and consisting, regularly, of an affirmative and negative. In common parlance, issue also signifi...

  • ISSUE

    ISSUE - , kindred. This term is of very extensive import, in its most enlarged signification, and includes all persons who have descended from a common ancestor. 17 Ves. 481; 19. Ves. 547; 3 Ves. 257; 1 Rop. Leg. 88 and see Wilmot's Notes, 3...

  • ISSUABLE

    ISSUABLE - , practice. Leading or tending to an issue. An issuable plea is one upon which the plaintiff can take issue and proceed to trial.

  • ISSINT

    ISSINT - . This is a Norman French word which signifies thus, so. It has given the name to a part of a plea, because when pleas were in that language this word was used. In actions founded on deeds, the defendant may, instead of pleading non...

  • ISLAND

    ISLAND - . A piece of land surrounded by water. 2. Islands are in the sea or in rivers. Those in the sea are either in the open sea, or within the boundary of some country. 3. When new islands arise in the open sea, they belong to the first...

  • IRRITANCY

    IRRITANCY - . In Scotland, it is the happening of a condition or event by which a charter, contract or other deed, to which a clause irritant is annexed, becomes void. Ersk. Inst. B. 2, t. 5, n. 25. Irritancy is a kind of forfeiture. It is l...

  • IRRIGATION

    IRRIGATION - . The act of wetting or moist ening the ground by artificial means. 2. The owner of land over which there is a current stream, is, as such, the proprietor of the current. 4 Mason's R. 400. It seems the riparian proprietor may...

  • IRRESISTIBLE FORCE

    IRRESISTIBLE FORCE - . This term is applied to such an interposition of human agency, as is, from its nature and power, absolutely uncontrollable; as the inroads of a hostile army. Story on Bailm. 25; Lois des Batim. pt. 2. c. 2, 1. It diffe...

  • IRREPLEVISABLE

    IRREPLEVISABLE - , practice. This term is applied to those things which cannot legally be replevied. For example, in Pennsylvania no goods seized in execution or for taxes, can be replevied.

  • IRRELEVANT EVIDENCE

    IRRELEVANT EVIDENCE - . That which does not support the issue, and which) of course, must be excluded. See Relevant.

  • IRREGULARITY

    IRREGULARITY - , practice. The doing or not doing that in the conduct of a suit at law, which, conformably with the practice of the court, ought or ought not to be done. 2. A party entitled to complain of irregularity, should except to it...

  • IRREGULAR DEPOSIT

    IRREGULAR DEPOSIT - . This name is given to that kind of deposit, where the thing deposited need not be returned; as, where a man deposits, in the usual way, money in bank for safe keeping, for in this case the title to the identical money b...