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  • YOUNG ANIMALS.

    YOUNG ANIMALS. - It is a rule that the young of domestic or tame animals belong to the owner of the dam or mother, according to the maxim Partus sequitur ventrem. Dig. 6, 1, 5, 2; Inst. 2, 1, 9.

  • YORK, STATUTE OF.

    YORK, STATUTE OF. - The name of an English statute, passed 12 Edw. II., Anno Domini 1318, and so called because it was enacted at York. It contains many wise provisions and explanations of former statutes. Barr. on the Stat. 174. There were...

  • YIELDING AND PAYING,

    YIELDING AND PAYING, - contracts. These words, when used in a lease, constitute a covenant on the part of the lessee to pay the rent; Platt on Coven. 50; 3 Penna. Rep. 464; 1 Sid. 447, pl. 9; 2 Lev. 206; 3 T. R. 402; 1 Barn. & Cres. 416...

  • YEOMAN.

    YEOMAN. - In the United States this word does not appear to have any very exact meaning. It is usually put as an addition to the names of parties in declarations and indictments. In England it signifies a free man who has land of the value...

  • YEAS AND NAYS.

    YEAS AND NAYS. - The list of members of a legislative body voting in the affirmative and negative of a proposition is so called. 2. The constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 5, directs that "the yeas and nays of the members of eit...

  • YEARS, ESTATE FOR.

    YEARS, ESTATE FOR. - Vide Estate for Years.

  • YEAR.

    YEAR. - The period in which the revolution of the earth round the sun, and the accompanying changes in the order of nature, are completed. 2. The civil year differs from the astronomical, the latter being composed of 365 days, 5 hours, 48...

  • YEAR BOOKS.

    YEAR BOOKS. - These were books of reports of cases in a regular series from tho reign of the English King Ed. 11. inclusive, to the time of Henry VIII, which were taken by the prothonotaries or chief scribes of the courts, at the expense of...

  • YEAR AND DAY.

    YEAR AND DAY. - This period of time is particularly recognized in the law. For example, when a judgment is reversed, a party, notwithstanding the lapse of time mentioned in the statute of limitations pending that action, may commence a fres...

  • YARDLAND,

    YARDLAND, - old Eng. law. A quantity of land containing twenty acres. Co. Litt. 69 a.

  • YARD,

    YARD, - estates. A piece of land enclosed for the use and accommodation of the inhabitants of a house. In England it is nearly synonymous with backside. (q. v.) 1 Chitty, Pr. 176; 1 T. R. 701.

  • YARD

    YARD - . A measure of length, containing three feet, or thirty-six inches.