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KEYS, In the Isle of Man, are the t\venty- tour chief coinmouers, who form the local legislature 1 Steph. Comm. 99.

In old English law. A guardian, warden, or keeper.

KEYS 0!‘ COURT. C€l'l.llIlJ oihcers of courts.

In old Scotch law. See Cuvss GU-

KEYUS. A guardian, warden, or keeper. Mon. Angl. tom. 2, p. 71.

KHALSA. In Hindu law. An office of gmernment in which the business of the reienue depaitiiient was transacted under the Mohammedan government, and during the early period of British rule. Khalsa lands are lands, the revenue of which is paid into the exchequer. Wharton.

{{anchor+|.|BIDDER. In English law. An engrosser of corn to enhance its price. Also a huckster.

KIDDLE. In old English law. A dam or open wear in a river, with a loop or narrow cut in it, accommodated for the laying of engines to catch fish. 2 lust. 38; Blount.

KIDNAPPING. The forcible abduction or stealing away of a man, woman, or child from their own country, and sending them into another. It is an otfense punishable at the common law by fine and imprisonment. 4 Bl. Comm. 219.

In American law, this word is seldom, if at all, applied to the abduction of other persons than children, and the intent to send them out of the Country does not seem to constitute a necessary part of the offense. The term is said to include false imprisonment. 2 Bish. Crim. Law, § 671. See State v. R01- lins, S N. H. 567; State v. Sutton, 116 Ind. 5-7. 19 N. E. 1302; Dehn v. lliandeville, 68 Ilun, 335, 22 N. 1’. Supp. 984; People v. De Leon. 109 N. Y. 226, 16 N. E. 46, 4 Am. St. Rep. 444; People v. Flch, 89 Cal 14-}, 26 rue. ‘E9.

K.ILDER1{IN. gallons.

A measure of eighteen

KILKETH. An ancient servlle payment made by tenants in husbandry. Cowell

KILL, v. To deprive of life; to destroy the life of an animal. The word “homicide" expresses the killing of a hnman being. See The Ocean Spray, 13 Fed. Can. 5511: Carroll v. White, 33 Earl). (N. Y.) 6220; Porter V. Hughey, 2 Blhli ([cy.) 232; Com. v. Clarke, 162 Mass. 495, 39 N. E. %0.

ELL, 9:. A Dutch word. signifying I channel or bed of the river, and hence the river or stream itself. It is found used in this sense in descriptions of land in old can- veyances. French v. Carhart, 1 N. Y. 96.



KILLYTH-STALLION. A custom by which lords of nianors were bound to provide a stallion for the use of their tenants’ mares. Spelman.

KIN. Relation or relationship by hlood or consanguinity. "The nearness of kin is computed according to the civil law." 2 Kent, Comm. 413. See Keniston v. Mayhew. 1159 Mass. 166, 47 N. E. 612; Hibbard v. Udell. 16 Wis. 63¢; Lushy v. Cobb, 80 Miss. 715, 32 South. (1 As to “next of kin," see NEXT. —Kinn'bote. In Saxon law. A composition or satisfaction paid for killing a l«nnsl.u21J.I. Spel- man.—Kinsfnlk. Relufions: those who are of the same family.—Ki:nsmnn. man of the same_ race or family. Wood v. Mitcham, 92 N.

Y. 31 .—-ltlnswnmnn. A female relation.

KIND. Genus; generic class; description. See IN Kim). KINDRED. Relatives by blood. “Kin-

dred of the whole blood, preferred to l:'mdred of the half blood." 4 Kent, Comm. -104, notes. See Butler v. Elyton Land Co., 8-1 Ala. 38+, 4 South. 675; Farr v. Flood, 11 Uush. (Mass) 25; Brookficld v. Allen. 6 Allen (Mass) 586; Wetter v. Walker, 62 Ga. 144.

KING. The sovereign, ruler, or chief ex-

ecutlie magistrate of a state or nation whose constitution is of the hind called “monarchl- cal" is thns named it a man; if it be a woman, she is called “queen." The word expresses the idea of one who rules singly over I whole people or has the highest executive power; but the otlzlce may be either hereditary or elective, and the sovereignty of the King may or may not be uhsoiute, according to the constitution of the country. — -or-aft. The art of goVerninz.—Kinggold. A royal aid; an escuage. (Q. 1:.)- King’: silver. In old English practice. A fine due the king pro lioemia cancordondi, (for leave to agree.) in the process of levying a line. 5 Coke. 39, 43; 2 Inst. 511; 2 Bl. (Jomiu. 350. —King's widow. In feudni law. A widow of the king’s tenant in chief, who was obliged to take oath in chancery that she would not marry without the king's leave.

KING-‘S ADVOCATE. An English advocate who holds, in the courts in which the rules of the canon and civil law prevail, I similar position to that which the attorney general holds in the ordinary courts, 1'. (4., he acts as counsel for the crown in ecclesiastical, admiralty, and probate cases, and ad- vises the crown on questions of international law. In order of precedence it seems that he ranks after the attorney general. 3 Steph. Comm. 275m

KING'S BENCH. The supreme court of common law in England, being so called hecause the king used formerly to sit there in person, the style of the court being “corum ipso rage." It was called the "queen's benc ”

in the reign of a queen, and during the protectorate of Cromwell it was styled the "up-