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EASTERLY. This Word, when used alone, will be construed to menu "due east." But that is :1 rule of necessity growing ollt or the indefiniteness of the term, and has no application where other words are used for the purpose of qualifying its nieiinlng. Where such is the case, instead of meaning “due cast," it means precisely what the quali- fying word makes it mean. Fratl; v. Wood- wuril, 32 Cal. 227, 91 Am. Dec. 573; Scraper v. Pipes, 59 Ind. 164; Wiitsee v. Mill & Min. Co., 7 Ariz. 95, 60 Pac 896.


EAT INDE SIN]-I DIE. In criminal przictice. “ords used on the acquittal of a. defendant, that he may yo thence williout a ilay, 9'. e., he dismissed without any further continuance or adjournment.

An easterly coast or coun-

EATING-IIOUSE. Any place where food or relresiiments of any kind, not including spirits, wines, ole, beer, or other malt liq- uors, are provided for casual visitors, and sold for consumption therein. Act Cong. July 13. 1866. § 9 (14 St, at Lurge, 118). And see Carpenter v. Taylor, 1 Hlit. (N. Y.) 195; State v. Hull, 73 N. C. 253.

EAVES. The edge oi! a roof, huilt so as

to project over the walls of a house in order that the rain may drop therefrom to the ground instead of running down the wall. (‘eiiter St. Church v. Mnchias Hotel Co., 51 .\ie. 413. —Enves-drip. The drip or dropping of water from the eaves of 1 house on the land of an ad- jnceiit owner; the easement of hnving the water so drip, or the servitude of sulunitting to such drip: the some as the siillitiihum of the ltoniiin law. See Sl‘i.I.LlCli.)llJM.

EAVESDROPPING. In English criminiii law. The otfcnse of listening under ‘uaiis or WllJ(1D\\E, or the eaves of a house. to lieziricen after discourse, and thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tnles. 4 Bl. Comm. lG8. It is a misdemeanor at com- mon i.\w, indictable at sessions, and punish- able by line and flnrhiig sureties for good be- havior. id.; Steph. Crlm. Law, 109. See State v. Pennington, 3 Head (Tenn) 300, 75 Am. Dec. 771; Conn. v. Lovett, 4 Clark (Pa.) 5: Sciden v. State, 74 Wls. 271, 42 N. W. 218, 17 Am. St. Rep. 144.

EBB AND FLOW. An expression used formerly in this country to denote the liiuits of ndmiriilty jurisdiction. See ljuiterl States v. Ahorn, 3 Mason. 127, Fed. Cas. No. 14.4l8; IIale v. Wasiilngztou Ins. Co., 2 Story, 176, Fed. Cas. No. 5.916; De Lovio v. Bolt. 2 Gail. 395. Fed. Cris. No. 3.776; The Hlne v. Trevor. 4 WoJi. 562, 18 L. Ed. 451; The Eagle. 8 Wall. 15. 19 L. Ed. 365.

EBBA. at /1 iwtus ;

In old English law. Ebh. Ebba ebb and flow of tide; ebb and



flood. Bract. fois. 255, 338. The time occupied by one ebb and flood was imciently granted to persons essoiued as being beyond sea, in addition to the period of forty days See Fietn, lib. 6, c. 8, § 2.

EBDOMADARIUS. In ecclesiastical law. An oiiicer in cathedral churches who supenised the regular performance of divine service, and preslribed the particular duties of each person in the choir.


EBRIETY. jurisprudenLe. tOXlL‘rl[i0ll. Coin. v. (Muss) 479.

In criminal law and medical Drunheniiess; alcoholic in- Whitney, 1.1 Cush

Eeee modo rniruzn, quad fcexninn fer-t ‘breve I-egis, non nominanflo 1riru:tn, cun- jnnctrnn robore legis. Co. Litt. li‘7l). Be- hold, indeed. ti wonder! that a wouiiln has the king‘: writ without naming her hush.inii. who by law is united to her.

ECCENTRICITY. in Criminal law and medical jurisprudence. Pt-.rsuii<1i or in(ii\'id- unl peculiarities of mind and disposition which niarkc(i_iy distinguish the subject from the ordinary, normal, or average types of men, but do not nmouiit to rueiimi unsound- ness or insanity. Ekin v. Mt.-Ciaclien, 11 Phllu. U38.) 535.

ECCHYIVIOSIS. In medical jurispru- (leiice. Biuthness. It is an extruvasntion of blood by rupture of capillary vessels, uud hence it follows contusion; hilt it may ex- ist, as in cases of scurvy und other morbid conditions, without the latter. Ity. Med. .lur. 172.

ECCLESIA. Lat. An ussemhly. AChris- Lian asseinliiy; 8 church. A place of relig- ious worship. Speiuian.

Ecclesin. eeclesiaz deoimas snlvex-e non debet. Cro. Eliz. 479. A church ought not to piiy tithes to 8 church.

Ecclesin. eat damn: mnnsionalis Omni- potentis Dei. 2 Inst. 164. The church is the mansion-house of the Omnipotent God.

Ecclesin. est infra, aatatem et in custudia. domini regis, qui tenetnr jurs. et Inmreditntes ejusdem munn tenure et defendere. 11 Coke, 49. The church is under age, and in the custody of the lzinz, who is bound to uphold and defend its rights and inherltances.

Eeelesia. fnngitnr flee minoris; ineliorem eonditionem lIIIfl.);|l fncere pntest, deter-iorem nequeqnam. Co, Litt. 341.

The church enjoys the privilege of a minor;