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Overt. Open.
Oyer et terminer. To hear and determine.

Oyez. Hear ye: pronounced by the criers of the courts, “O yes.


Sax - peau

Παιδα-φαμίλίας. The

son of a family, Paix. Peace.

Lalin) Palladium. National strength and security. Pancratium. Gymnastic sport; a sea onion.

Paraphernalia. All those things which a woman brings her husband, besides her portion.

Paratus sum verificare. I am ready to verify.

Parcus. An inclosure; a close.

Parens patriæ. The father (or guardian) of the country.

Pares. Equals; freeholders.

Pares curiæ. Equals (or freeholders) of the court.

Pares debent interesse investituræ feudi et non alii. Freeholders should be present at the investiture of a fee, and no others.

Pari materia. In a like matter (or argument).

Pari passu. In a like pace; in an equal portion.

Parliamentum indoctum. The unlearned parliament.

Parol. By word (or speech).

Parquer. To inclose.
Pars illa communis accrescit

superstitibus, de persona in personam, usque ad ultimam superstitem. That general part accrues to the survivors, from person to person, even to the last in remainder.

Pars mulctæ regi, vel civitati, pars ipsi, qui vindicatur vel propinquis ejus, exsolvitur. Part of the fine is paid to the king, or to the state, part to him who is wronged, or to his relations.

Pars rationabilis. A reasonable part.
Partem pro toto. A part for the whole.

Partes finis nihil habuerint. The parties to the fine had nothing in the lands.

Participes criminis. Partners in offence.
Particula. A small portion; a particle.

Partus sequitur ventrem. The brood follows the dam;—the progeny belongs to the owner of the dam;—the issue follows the mother.

Parum cavisse videtur. He seems to have had little caution.

Parva proditio. Petit treason.
Passim. Every where; on every side.

Parvum servitium regis. A king's small service, (or) petit serjeanty.

Pater. A father; an elder; a senator.
Pater aut mater, defuncti, filio non

filiæ hæreditatem relinquent.--Qui defunctus non filios sed filias reliquerit, ad eas omnis hæreditas pertineat. That on the demise of the father and mother, the estate descend to the son, not to the daughter. A deceased person who has not left sons

but daughters, that the whole estate pertain to them.

Pater cunctos filios adultos a se pellebat, præter unum quem hæredem sui juris relinquebat. The father sent all his adult sons away, except one whom he left heir of his right.

Pater est quem nuptiæ demonstrant. He is the father whom the marriage declares so. Pater familias.

The master of a house; a householder.

Pater familias ob alterius culpam tenetur, sive servi, sive liberi. The master of a house is held responsible for the offence of another, whether it be his servant or his child.

Patria potestas in pietate debet, non in atroci. tate, consistere. The authority of a parent should consist in affection, not in barbarity.

Peccata suos teneant auctores, nec ulterius progrediatur metus, quam reperiatur delictum. Let offences bind only the transgressors, nor let the dread proceed farther than the offence be discovered.

Peccatum illud horribile, inter Christianos non nominandum. That horrible crime, not to be named amongst Christians.

Peculatus. The embezzling of public money.

Peculiari poena judicem puniunt; peculiari testes, quorum fides judicem seduxit; peculiari denique et maxima auctorem, ut homicidam. They punish the judge by a particular punishment, the witnesses whose credit seduced the judge; finally the author, as a murderer, by a particular and the greatest punishment.

Peculium. Stock; estate; property.

Pecus vagans, quod nullus petit, sequitur vel advocat. Cattle straying, which no person seeks after, follows, or claims.

Peine. Penance; penalty.

Peine forte et dure. Hard and severe penance (or) penalty.

Pendente lite. Pending the cause.
Pendente placito. While the plea is pending.
Pendentes lites, Suits pending.

Penes auctorem. In the possession of the author. Penes me.

In my power; in my possession. Per annulum et baculum. By a ring and a staff.

Per attornatum. By attorney.

Per attornatum suum venit hic in curia et fate. tur se nolle ulterius prosequi, ideo consideratum est quod defendens eat inde sine die. By his attorney he comes here into court and confesses, that he will not prosecute further; therefore it is considered that the defendant go thenceforth without a day.

Per breve de privato sigillo. By writ of privy seal.

Per buccellam deglutiendam abjuravit. He abjured it, by the ordeal of swallowing a mouthful.

Per capita. By the heads (or polls).
Per centum, per annum. By the hundred, by

the year.

Per clerum et populum. By the clergy and the people.

Per curiam. By the court.

Per curiam non allocatur. It is not allowed by the court.

Per corruptam accommodationem. By a corrupt accommodation.

Per diem. By the day.
Per formam doni. By the form of the gift.
Per fraudem. By fraud.
Per guardionem. By guardian.
Per industriam. By industry; by set purpose.

Per infortuniam. By ill chance; by misfortune,

Per ipsum regem. By the king himself. Perjurii poena divina, exitium; humana, dede

The divine punishment for perjury is destruction; the human punishment is disgrace. Per laudamentum parium suorum.

By the award of his equals.

Per laudamentum sive judicium parium suorum. By the award or judgment of his equals.

Per mensem. By the month.
Per my et per tout. In part and entirely.
Per pais. By the country; by the county.
- Perquisitor. An acquirer.
Perquisitio. A purchase; a self acquirement.

By which; whereby. Per quod actio accrevit. Whereby an action hath accrued.

Per quod consortium amisit. Whereby he lost her society.


Per quod.

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