Month: June 2020

CANON OF INHERITANCE

CANON OF INHERITANCE canon of inheritance. See canon of descent under CANON(1). Relevant Terms hatch–waxman-act: Hatch–Waxman Act. The popular name of the 1984 federal law that provides incentives for the development of generic drugs and allows drug-patent owners to regain the time lost on […] hate-crime: A crime motivated by the victim’s race, color, ethnicity, …

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SERVITUDE

SERVITUDE servitude. 1. An encumbrance consisting in a right to the limited use of a piece of land or other immovable property without the possession of it; a charge or burden on an estate for another’s benefit (the easement by necessity is an equitable servitude). ? Servitudes include easements, irrevocable licenses, profits, and real covenants. …

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DISFIGUREMENT

DISFIGUREMENT disfigurement (dis-fig-y[schwa]r-m[schwa]nt). An impairment or injury to the appearance of a person or thing. Relevant Terms calendar: calendar, n. 1. A systematized ordering of time into years, months, weeks, and days; esp., the Gregorian calendar established by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 and adopted in Great […] calendar-motion: A motion relating to the time …

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guarantor of payment

guarantor of payment One who guarantees payment of a negotiable instrument when it is due without the holder first seeking payment from another party. ? A guarantor of payment is liable only if “payment guaranteed” or equivalent words are added to the guarantor’s indorsement. [Cases: Guaranty 35, 45, 77.] Relevant Terms exculpate: exculpate (ek-sk[schwa]l-payt or …

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