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Na. 2, 18 La. 282; Harlan, etc. Co. v. Pas- rlilil. 5 De]. Ch. 463.

2. The right of cohabitation or marital

llll'(-‘l'Cfllll':E, as in the plirase "dliorce from lcd and hoard." or a «mouse ct tharo. —Bed of justice. In olrl French law. The en: ur throne upon uliicli the king sat when p.‘ oniilly present in parliament; hence it sigllliidd the parliament itself.

{{anchor+|.|BED!-IL. In English law. A Crier or ni-ssunger of court, \\ho summons men to |l[r|'vrlI' and answer therein. Cowell.

_iii nfl-lccr of the forest. similar to a sher- lfi" s special hailifl. Cowell.

.\ mllertor of rents for the king. Piowd. I9‘), filo,

A well known parish oliicer. See Bssnnn.

EEDELARY. The jurisdiction of a be- an as a halliwlck is the jurisdiction of n luliifil Co. Litt. 23412; Ooweli.

{{anchor+|.|BEDEREPE. A service which certain tr-mints were nnciently liound to perform, as in reap their landlord's corn at harvest Said by Wliishaw to be still in existence in

name parts of England. Blount: Cowell; Wlilshaw.

BEER. A liquor compounded of malt and hops.

In its ordinary sense, denotes a beverage which is intoxicating and is within the fair imining of the words “strong or spirituous liquors." used in the statutes on this sub- ject. Tomplilns County v. Taylor, 21 N Y. 175: Nevin v. Inadue. 3 Denio (N. Y.) 44; Mullen v. State. 96 Ind. 306: People v. “licelock, 3 Parker. Cr. Cas. (N. Y.) 14; Malcr v. State, 2 Tex. Civ. App. 296, 21 S. W. 97-1 —Beer-house. In English law. A place yiiere beer is sold to be consumed on the premisxs-, as distinguished from a “beer-shop," which is ti place n-hero beer is sold to be consumed on‘ the premises. 10 Ch. Div. 721.

{{anchor+|.|BEFORE. Prior to; preceding. In the presence of; under the official purview of; as in a magistrate‘s jurat, “before me personally appeared," etc.

In the absence of any statutory provision purer-ning the compiitatinn of time, the author- llltԤ are uniform tbat, where an act is required to be done a c_i-rtnin nimibcr of d:1_\s or \\-I ki before a certain other day upon which an- (-1.44: act is to be done, the da upon whicb the fit? an is done is to be exclu ed from the com- ]rIlI|-VD, and the whole number of days or \-Nki must intervene lJl'f0l'E the day fixed for thin: llw w cond_:ict. Ward v. Waiters. 63 Wit. 44. 22 N. Vi, and cases cited.

EEG. To solicit aims or charitable aid.

The act of a cripple in passing along the

sidewalk and silently holding out his hand

and receiving money from passers-by is "heg-

min: for aims," within the meaning of a stat-

] me which uses that phrase. In re Haller,

5 .ibb. N. C. (N. Y.) 65.



{{anchor+|.|BI-IGA. A land measure used in the East Indies. ln Bengal it is equal to about a third part of an acre.

{{anchor+|.|BEGGAR. One who lives by begging charity, or who has no other means of sup port than solicited aims.

{{anchor+|.|BEGUM. In india. woman of high rank.

A iady, princess,

{{anchor+|.|BEHALF. A witness testlfles on “be- halt" of the party who calls him. notwith- standing his evidence proves to be adverse to that p'irty's case Richersou v. SH-\rn- burg, 65 Ill 274. See. further, 12 Q. B. 093: 18 Q. B. 512.

{{anchor+|.|BEHAVIOR. Manner of behaving, wlielher good or bad; conduct; manners: carriage of oue‘s self, with respect to pro- priety and mcials; department. Webster. State v. Roll. 1 Ohio Dec. 284.

Surety to be of good beluwior is said to be a larger requirement than surety to keep the peace.

{{anchor+|.|BEHETEIA. In Spanish law. Lands situated in places where the inhabitants had the right to select their own lords.

{{anchor+|.|BEHOO1‘. Use; benefit: Droflt; service; advantage. It occurs in conveyances, e. g., “to his and their use and behoot." Stiles v. Japliet, 84 Tex. 91, 19 S. W. 450.

{{anchor+|.|BELIEF. A conviction of the truth of a proposition, existing subjectively in the mind, and induced by argument. persuasion, or proof addressed to the judgment. Keller v. State, 102 Ga. 506. 31 S. E. 92. Belief is to be distinguished from “proof," "evidence," and "testimony." See EVIDENCE.

W'ith regard to things which in_ake not a very deep impression on the memory. it may be call- ed “belief.” “Knowledge" is nothing more than ii man's firm helief. The difference is ordinarily merely in the degree; to be judged of by the court, when addressed to the court: by the jury. when nlltlressed to the jury Hatch v. Carpenter. 9 Gray (Mass) 274.

he distinction between the two mental conditions seems to be that k_n_ou'lcd:ze is an assur- ance of a fact or proposition founded on per- ception by the senses, or intuition: while he- lief is an assurance gained by evidence, and from other persons bott

{{anchor+|.|BELLIGERENT. In international law. A term used to designate either of two nations which are actually in a state of war with each other, as well as their al.Lies actively co-operating; as distinguished from a nation nhlch takes no part in the war and maintains a strict indillcrence as lietween the contending parties. called a "neutral." U. S v. The Ambrose Ligbt (D. C.) 25 Fed. 412; Johnson v. Jones. 44 Iii. 151, 9?. Am. Dec 15!).

Bella pa:-ta cednnt reipuhlicae. Things

acquired in war belong or go to the state.