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Of his wrong.

Desiit esse miles seculi, qui factus est miles Christi, nec beneficium pertinet ad eum qui non debet gerere officium. He has ceased to be a knight of this world, who is made a knight of Christ, nor does any benefit belong to him who should not do any worldly office.

De son done. Of his gift.
De son tort.

De son tort demesne sans tiel cause. Of his own wrong without such cause.

De societate. Of a company (or society.)

De sturgione observetur, quod rex illum habebit integrum : de balæna vero sufficit, si rex habeat caput, et regina caudam. Of the sturgeon be it observed, that the king shall have it whole; but of the whale, it is sufficient if the king have the head, and the queen the tail.

De super-oneratione forestariorum, et aliorum ministrorum forestæ ; et de eorum oppressionibus populo regis illatis. From the overburthening of the foresters, and other attendants of the forest; and from the oppressions practised upon the king's subjects.

De talliagio non concedendo. Of not granting a tallage.

De terris acquisitis et acquirendis. Of lands acquired and to be acquired.

De terris mensurandis. Of lands to be measured.

Detinet. He detains.
Detinuit. He hath detained.

De ulterioribus damnis. Of further damages. De una medietate. Of one moiety.

De uxore abducta, cum bonis viri. Of the wife carried away, with the goods of the husband.

Devastavit. He hath wasted.
Devenio vester homo. I become your man.

Devenit decoctor Anglicè. He became a spendthrift; (in English) “a bankrupt.”

De ventre inspiciendo. Of inspecting the belly.

De vicineto. Of the neighbourhood.
De viridi et venatione. Of vert and venison.

Dicebatur fregisse juramentum regis juratum. He was said to have broken the attested oath of the king

Dicta. Sayings; orders; commands.
Dictum. A saying; order; command.

Die intromissionis de collectione et levatione. On the day of entry of collection and levying.

Dicuntur liberi. They are called free.

Diem clausit extremum. He closed (or concluded) the last day.

Dies amoris. A day of kindness; appearance day.

Dies consilii. Counsel day. A speedy day appointed to argue a demurrer.

Dies datus. A day given.

Dies datus prece partium. A day given at the request of the parties.

Dies fasti et nefasti. Days of fast and of business.

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Dies fasti in quibus licebat prætori fari tria verba, do, dico, addico. Days of fast on which it was lawful for the Prætor to speak three words—I give judgment—I expound the lawI execute the law.

Dies in banco. Days of sitting in the Court of King's Bench.

Dies juridicus. A court-day.
Dies non juridicus. Not a court-day.

Dignitatem istam nacta sunt, et villis, sylvis, et ædibus, aliisque prædiis comparentur; quod solidiora mobilia ipsis ædibus ex destinatione patrisfamilias cohærere videantur, et pro parte ipsarum ' ædium æstimentur. That term may be applied also to villages, woods, and houses, and to other estates; but the more solid moveables seem to belong to the house itself, according to the determination of the householder, and are considered as part of the house.

Dimisi, concessi, et ad firmam tradidi. I have demised, granted, and to farm let.

Discontinuance nihil aliud quam intermittere, desenescere, interrumpere. Discontinuance is no other than to intermit, to abate, to interrupt.

Disputare de principali judicio non oportet; sacrilegii enim instar est, dubitare an is dignus sit, quem elegerit imperator. We ought not to dispute the judgment of the prince; for it is like profanation, to doubt his worth, whom the emperor has chosen.

Disrationare. To disprove.

Disseizin. An illegal expulsion of a tenant from his possession.

Districtio. A distress; a distraint.
Distringas. That you distrain. .

Distringas ad infinitum. That you distrain without bounds. Distringas juratorum corpora. That you

distrain the bodies of the jurors.

Distringas tenere curiam. That you distrain to hold the court.

Diu amissimus vera vocabula rerum. We have a long time lost the true names of things.

Diversité des Courtes. Difference of the courts.

Divisibilis in semper divisibilia. A thing dividable may be for ever divided.

Divus Hadrianus rescripsit eum qui stuprum sibi vel suis inferentem occidit dimittendum. The divine Adrian ordered him to be discharged, who killed a person, attempting to violate the chastity of himself or any one of his family.

Do. I give.

Doctor legum mox a doctoratu dabit operam legibus Angliæ, ut non sit imperitus earum legum quas habet sua patria, et differentias exteri patriique juris noscat. A doctor of laws, having obtained his degree, shall apply himself to the study of the laws of England, that he may not be unskilled in those laws which appertain to his country, and that he may define the marked distinction between the foreign and national laws.

Doli capaces. Capable of mischief (or guile).

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Doli capax. Capable of guile (or mischief). Doli incapax.

Incapable of mischief. Dominium directum. A direct (or absolute) lordship.

Dominium utile. An useful lordship.

Dominus capitalis feodi loco hæredis habetur, quoties per defectum vel delictum extinguitur sanguis tenentis. The head lord of a fee is accounted heir when the blood of the tenant becomes extinct, either by death or offence.

Dominus Hibernice. The lord of Ireland.
Dominus ligius. A liege lord.
Dominus manerii. The lord of the manor.

Dominus rex misit breve suum clausum in hæc verba, &c. Our lord the king sent his close writ in these words, &c.

Domitæ. Tame.
Domitæ naturæ. Of a tame nature.

Domus mansionalis Dei. The mansion house of God.

Donatio. A donation.
Donatio feudi. The donation of a fee.
Donatio mortis causa. A donation in

prospect of death.

Donationes sint stricti juris ne quis plus donasse, præsumatur quam in donatione expresserit. That donations be of exact right, lest any one be presumed to have bestowed more than is expressed in the donation.

Donatio stricta et coarctata ; sicut certis hæredibus, quibusdam a successione exclusis. A dona

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