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take it back: a defect agalnsl which the seller is bound to warrant. Poth. Cunt. Sale, no. 203.

REDISSEISLN. In old English law. A second disscisln of a person of the same tenements, and by the same disseisor, by whom he was before dlsseised. 3 Bl. Comm. 188.

R]-IDITUS. Lat. A revenue or return; income or profit; specifically, rent.

—Reditns nlbi. White rent; blunche farm: rent payable in silver or other moncy.—Redi- us assisns. A set or standing rc-ut.—B.editns oapitales. Chis-if rent mid by freeholders to go quit of all other sen ices.—Red.itns nigri. Black rent; black mail: rent payable in provisions. corn. lnbor, etc.: as distinguis ed from "money rent." culled "reditu: albi." Rerlitua qnieti. Quitrenis. (£1. v.)._fl.ed.itns liccns. Rent Beck. (9. :7.)

REDMANS. In feudal law. Men who, by the tenure or custom of their lands, were to ride with or for the lord of the manor,- nbout his business. Domesday.

REDOBATORES. In old English law. Those that buy stolen cloth and turn it into some other color or tnshion that it may not be recognized. Redubbers.

REDRAFT. In commercial law. A draft: or bill drawn in the place where the orig- inal hill “as made payable and where it went to protest, on the place where such original bill was drawn. or, when there is no regular commercial intercourse rendering that practicable, then in the next best or most direct practicable course. 1 Bell, Comm. 406.

REDRESS. The receiving satisfaction for an injury sustained REDUBBERS. In criminal law. Those

who bought stolen cloth and dyed it of an- other color to prevent its being identified were reclently so called. Cowell; 3 Inst. I34.


In Scotch law. To rescind or

REDUCTIO AD AESURDUM. Lat. In logic. The method of disproving an argu- ment by showing that it leads to an absurd consequence.

REDUCTION. In Scotch law. An action brought for the purpose of rescinding nnnulling, or cancelling some bond, contract, or other instrument in writing. 1 Forb. Inst. pt. 4, pp. 158, 159.

In French law. Abatement When a parent gives away, whether by gift inter vi- vos or by legacy. more than his portion dispanible, (a. v.) the donee or legatee is re quired to submit to have his gift reduced to the legal proportion.

—-Reduction ax capite lecti. By the law of Scotland the heir in heritage was entitled



to reduce all voluntary deeds granted to hll prejudI_(*.e by his predecessor viithln sixty do preceding the predecessor's death

the maker of the deed, at its date. 1 under the disease of which he died, and not subsequently go to ii-irk or market unsvr ported. Bcll_—RedIlcl:ion imp:-abatinn. Q Scotch law. One form of the nation of Help tion_ in which falsehood und forgery are shut against the deed or document sought to be 3 as: e.

REDUCTION INTO POSSESSION. The act of exercising the right conferred by a chose in action, so as to convert it into it chose in possession; thus, a debt is reduaal into possession by payment Sweet

REDUNDANCY. This is the fault of introducing superfluous matter hito a legal instrument; particularly the insertion in a pleading of matters foreign. extrnneoiis, and irrelevant to tllut which it is I1]fCl'ldP4l in answer. See Carpenter v. Reynolds. ‘:8 Wis. G66. 17 N. W. 300; Carpenter v. WLSL 5 How. Prac. (N. Y.) 55; Bowman v. Sheldon. 5 Sandf. (N. Y.) 660.

RI-J-ENTRY. The entering again into or resnmlng possession of premises. Thus in lensm there is a proviso for re-entry of the lessor on the tenant's failure to pay the rent or perform the covenants contained in the lease, and by virtue of such proviso the lessor may take the premises into his own hande again if the rent be not paid or cove- nants performed; and this resumption of possession is termed “re-entry." 2 Cruise, Dig. 8; Cowell. And see Michaela v. I-‘ishei, 109 N. Y. 381. 62 N. E. 425; Earl Orchard Co. v. Fara, 138 Cal. 76, 70 Pac. 1073.

RE-EXAMINATION. An examination of :1 Witness after a cross-examhmfion. upon matters arising out of such cross-exnminm tion. See EXAMINATION.

RE-EXCHANGE. The damages or expenses caused by the dishonor nntl p1'0i'P.<t ot a bill of exchange in a foreign country. Where it was payable, and by its return to the place where it was drawn or iudorsed. and its being there takcu up. Bangor Bank v. Hook, 5 Me. 175.

RI-1'-EXTENT. In English practice A second extent made upon lands or tenements, upon complaint made that the former extent was pnrti-illy performed. Cowell.

REEVE. In old limgiish law. A minis» terial ofdcer of justice. His duties seem to have couihiuell many of those now confided to the sheriff or COI1Sl"ll|le and to the justice of the peace. He was also called, in Saxon, “gen-fa.” —Land reeve.

REFALO. A word composed of the three initial syllables “rc-." "fa." "lo.." for “re- oordan‘ faciua laquela.m," (q. 7:.) 2 Soil. i‘r. 160.

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