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C. The initial letter of the word “L'odem," used by some writers in citing the Code of Justinian. ’l‘ayl. Civil Law, 24.

It was also the letter Lnscrilicd on the ballots by which, among the Romans, jurors voted to condemn an nu.-used party. It was the initial letter of cc/mlonmo, I CDll(lel.l.il1. ’.i‘:«iyl. Civil Law, 192.

r‘, as the third letter of the alphabet, is used as a numeral, in like manner with that use of A and B, (11. v.)

The letter is also used to designate the mirvl of a series of propositions, sections, etc., as A. B, and the others are used as numerals.

it is used as an abbreviation of many viurils of which it is the initial letter; such as cases, civil, circuit, code, common, court, criminal, chancsiior_ crown.

C.—CT.—GTS. These abbreviations stand for "Lent" or “cents." and any or them, placed at the top or head of a column of fig- ures, sufficiently indicates the denomination of the figures below. Jackson v. Cummings, 15 ILL 453; I-Iunt v. Smith, 9 Kin. 137; Llncli v. Litchfield, 141 I11. 469, 31 N. E. 123.

C. A. V. An abbreviation for nufia ad- visuri cull, the court will be advised, will consider, will deliberate.

C. B. abbreviation for common bench. abbreviation for chief baron.

In reports and legal documents, an Also an

C. 0. Various terms or phrases may be denoted by this abbreviation; such as circuit court, (or city or county court:) criminal cases. (or crown or civil or Chancery cases ;) civil code: chief commissioner: and the return of cap! corpus.

C. G. P. An abbreviation for Code of Civil Procedure; also for court of common pleas.

C. .1. An abbreviation for chief justice; also for circuit judge. C. L. An abbreviation for civil law.

0. L. P. Common law procedure. in ref- erence to the English acta so entitled.

C. 0. D. “Collect on delivery." These iettcis are not cabalistic, but have a deterininate meaning. They import the carrier's l.i.ilulity to return to the consignor either the goods or the ciinrges. U. S. Exp. CJD. v. Keef- er, 59 Ind. 26?; Fleming v. Com, 130 Pa. 138, 18 Ati. 622; Express Co. v. Wolf. 79 Ill. 43-}.

C. P. An abbreviation for common pleas.

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C. B. An abbreviation for L-urla regia; also for chancery reports.

C. T. A. An abbreviation for cum textu- memo am:.e;m, in describing a species of ad- ministration.

CABAL. A small association for the purpose of intrigue; an intrigue. This name was given to that ministry in the reign of Cbaries Ii, formed by (liitford, Ashley, Buck inghnm, A1-iington, and Lauderdnle, who cacnerted a scheme for the restoration of pop- ery. The initials of these five names form the word "(“'iilil];" hence the appellation Hume Hist. Eng. ix. 69.

CABALIST. In French commercial law. A factor or broker.

CABALLARIA. Pertaining to a horse. It was a feudal tenure of lands, the tenant furnishing a horseman suitably equipped in time of war, or when the lord had occasion for his service.

CABALLERIA. In Spanish law. An allotment of land acquired by conquest, to £1 horse soldier. It was a strip one hundred feet wide by two hundred feet deep. Tbs term has been sometimes used in those parts of the United States which were deiived from Spain. See 1.2 Pot. 4-14, note.

CABALLERO. In Spanish law. A knight. So caiied on'nccL>unt of its being more honorable to go on horseback (d cabaiw) than on any other beast.

CABINET. The advisory board or coucnil of a king or other chief executive. In the government of the United States the cabinet is couiposeil of the sect etary of state, the seccretary of the treasury, the secretary of the interior, the secretary of war, the secretary of the navy, the secretary of agriculture, the secretary of commerce and labor, the attorney general, and the postmaster geuerni.

The select or secret council of a prince or executive government; so called from the apartment in which it was originally held Webster.

CABINET COUNCIL. In English law. A private and confidential assembly of the most considerable ministers of state. to cocnert measures for the ndniinistrntion of pub- lic affairs; first estabiiahed by Charles L Viharton.

CABLE. A large and strnnp: rope or chain, such as is attached to a vessers anciiors, oithe traction-rope of a street railway operated by the cable system, (Hooper v. Railway

Co., 35 Md. 509, 37 Atl. 359, 38 L. R. A. 50.73