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L. This letter, as a Roman numeral, stands for the number “fifty." It is also nsed as an abbreviation for “law," “liber," (a book.) ‘‘lord.‘' and some other Words of which it is the initial.

L. 5. An abbreviation of "Long Quinto," one of the parts of the Year Books.

1.. C. An abbreviation which may stand either for "Lord Chancellor," “Lower Cana- da." or “Leading Cases."

L. .1. An abbreviation for “Law Judge :" also for “Law Journai."

L. L. (also L. Lat.) and L. I‘. (also L. Fr.) are used as abbreviations of the terms “Law Latin“ and “Haw French."

L. B. An abbreviation for "Law Reports." L. S. An abbreviation for “Locus sigilli,“

the place of the semi, i. e., the place where a seal is to be afiixed, or a scroll which stands instead of a seal See Smith v. But- ler, 25 N. H. 524; Barnes v. Waiher, 115 (in. J08, 41 S. E. 213; McLaughlin v. Braddy, 63 S. G. 433, 41 S. E. 523. 90 Am. St. Rep. 681.

LL. The redupiicoted form of the abbreviation "L." for ‘‘law, used as a plural. It is generally used in citing old coilections of statute law; as “LL. Hen. I."

LL.B., LL.M., and 1’.L.D. Abbreviations used to denote, respectively, the three aca- demic degrees in 1aw,—bachelor, master, and doctor of laws.

LA. Fr. The. The definite article in the feminine gender. Occurs in some legal terms and phrases; as “Termes do to Lay," terms of the law.

LA. An adverb of time and

place ;

I-‘r. There. xx hereas



Ln conscience est 1n plus changennta den régles. Conscience is the must change-

able of ruies. Bouv. Dict. La ley favour la vie d’nn home. The law favors the life of a man. Yearb. M. 10

Hen. V I. 51.

La Iey favour I’enhex-itance d’un home. The law favors the inheritance of a man. Yearb. M. 10 Ben. VI. 51.

La. ley voct plus tost suffer un mischeife que nn inconvenience. The izuv wili sooner suffer a mischief than an incon- venience. Litt. § 231. It is holden for an inconvenience that any of the innxiins of the law should be broken. though a private innn sntfer loss. Co. Litt. 1521».

LAAS. In old records. A net, gin, or snare. LABEL. Anything appended to a larger

writing, as a codicil: a narrow slip of paper or parchment aflixed to a deed or writ. in order to hold the appending seal.

In the vernacnltu‘, the word denotes a printed or written slip of paper aiiixccl to a manufactured articie. giving information as to its nature or quality, or the contents or a package, ii.ime of the maker. etc. See Per- kins v. Heert, 5 App. Div. 335, 39 l\‘. 1’. Supp. R3; Higgins v. Keuilfel, 1-10 U. S 428, 11 Sup. Ct. 731 35 L. Ed. 470: P-urlie v. Cassin, 45 Cu]. 481. 13 Am. Itep. 204.

A copy of a virit in the exchequer. 1 Tidd, Pr. 156.

LABINA. In old records. Wateryiand.

LABOR. 1. Work; toil; service. Continued exertion, of the more onerous and in- fcrior kind, usually and chiefly consisting in the protracted expenditure of muscular force. adapted to the accomplishment of specific nseful ends. It is used in this sense in several legal phrases. such as “a count for work and labor.” “wages of labor,” etc.

“I.nbor." “luisiness." and “vvork" are not syn- Lzihor may be business, but it is not . |_v so: nml business is not alwavs l:i- Imlior implies toil‘. exertion producing ivearinos.-=; mniiuoi exertion of a tnilsome nuture Mnliing an agreement for the sale of a cbattei is not within a prohibition of common laiinr upon Siindoy. though it is (if by a mer- chant in his calling) within a prohibition upon business. Bloom v. Riiiinrds, 2 Ohio St PR7. —Common labor, within the mennin,-z of Sunday laws. is not to be restricted to manual or pliysical labor, but includes the transaction of ordinary hiisincss. trading, and the execution of notes and other instrlimcnts. Bryan v. Wat-

son. 127 Ind. 42. 26 N. E. 666. 11 L. R. A. 63; (‘int

Link v. Cleniniens, 7 Blzickf. find.) 4S ii.-iti v. ‘cc. ]") Ohio 225: Eitel v. itr-. Ind. 201. But compare Bloom v. Rich-1rd Ohio St. 387: Horace]. v. Keebler. 5 Neb. 3 It does not include the transaction of Ziudiuiil hiisioess or the acts of piililic l'\fi'll'P]'S. Stite v. Thomas. 61 Ohio St. 444. 56 N. E. 276. 48 L. P-.__A. 459: Hastings v. Columbus, 42 Ohio St. - L).

2. A Spanish land measure, in use in Mexico and formerly in Texas. eqiiivalcnt to 1771/1 acres.

LABOR A JURY. In old practice. To tamper with a jury: to euileavor to lnfiueuce them in their verdict, or their verdict gen-M