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Excerpt from Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union; With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law The author was induced to believe, that an occasional comparison of the civil, canon, and other ayatcnu of foreign law, with our own, would be useful to the profession, and illustrate many articles which, without such aid, would not appear very clmr; and also to introduce many terms [tom foreign laws, which may supply a deficiency in our: The articles Condonatt'on. Bandi Iion and Abandon, are of this sort. He was induced to adopt this course because the civil law has but considered, perhaps not without justice. The but symen of written reason, and as all laws are or ought to be founded in reason. It aecmcd peculiarly proper to have recourse to this buntal'n of wisdom: but another motive inﬂuenced this decision; one of the atom of the Union derives most of its civil regulations from the civil law: and there nemed a peculiar propriety. Therefore, in introducing it into an American law dictionary. Lie also had the example of a Story, a Kent, Mr. Angell, and others, who have ornamented their worlts from the same source. And he born takes the oppor tunity to acknowledge the benefits which be has derived from the learned labours of these gentlemen, and ofthose of Judge Sergeant, Judge Swill, Judge Gould, Mr. Rawlc, and other writers on American law and Jurisprudence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.