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LABORARIIS. An ancient Writ against persons who refused to serve and do labor, and who had no means of living: or against such as, hai ing served in the winter, refused to serve In the summer. Reg. Oi-ig. 1S9.

LABOR]-IR. One who, as a menus at ilvelllioorl. iierforms Wulk and labor for those uho employ biin. Oliver v. lint-on Hardware Co., 98 Ga 249. 25 S. E. 403. 58 Am. St. Rep. 300; Illaiic ird v. Railway Co., 87 Me. 2-11. 32 Ati. 8110, In re [[0 King (D. C.) 14 Fail 725; Coflin v. Reynolds, 37 N. Y. 640: “eymouth v. Saiiliorn. 43 N. H. 171, 80 Am. Dec‘ 144; Epps v I‘pns, 17 Ill. App. 201 In English statutes, this term is generally understood to designate a servant eD]pl0_\ ed in liusbaiidry or ruanufaLtures, and not dnelling in the home of his empioyer. “'harton; Mozlcy 5: Whitley.

A laborer, as the word is used in the Pennsylvania -ict of 1572. rdiing '1 certain preference of lien, is one who pcrfoi-rns, with his own hands, the contract which he makes with his employer. Appeal of \Yentroth, 8:: Pa. 409. —La.hor-era, statutes of. In English law. These are the siatutes 23 Ed“. III., 12 Rich. II.. 5 Eliz. c. 4, mid 110 S: 27 \'icL c. 125, making various regulations as to laborers. servants. apprentices, etc.

LAC, LAX. In Indian computation, 100.000. The value of a lac of rupees is about £10,000 steiiiug. Wharton.

LACE. A measure of land equal to one poie. This term 15 widely used in Cornwall.

LAG]-JRTA. In old English fathom. Co. Lltt. 41).

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LACI-Il-IS. negligence, consisting in the omission of something which a party might do, and might reasonably be expected to do, towards the vindication or enforcement of his rights. The word is generally the sync- nyni of “rcmissness.“ “dilzitoi-iness," “un- reasonable or unexcused deny," the oppo- site of "vigilance," and means a want of activity and diligence In making 3 claim or moving for the enforceiiient of a right (liarticnlarly in equity) which will atford ground for presuming againsi it, or for refusing re- lief, Where that is discretionary with the court See Ring v Lawless. 190 lli. 520, 60 N. E. 831; Wissler v. ('ra_ . 80 Va. 30: ‘liiirse v. Seibold, 147 I11. 318. 3:1 N E. 369; Rahb v. Sullivan, 43 S. C. 436, 21 S. E. 277; Gi-riff v. Portland. etc., Co., 12 Colo. App. 106. 54 Pac. S54; Coosaw Min. Co. v. (‘arolinn Min. Co. (0. C.) 75 Fed. S68: Parker v. I!etbel Hotel Co., 96 Tenn. 252. 31 S. W. 200. 31 L R. A. 706; Chase v. Chase. 20 R. I. 202. 37 Ati. S04: Helliinis v. Prior. 6-} S C. 296 42 S. E. 106; First Nat. Bank 1. Nelson. 106 Ala. 59.5. 1s South. 154; Cole v. Ballard, 7S Va. 147; Seliing v. Abitbol, 4 Mauls & S. 402.

LAGTA. L. Lat. In old English law. Defect in the “eight of money; lack of



weight. This word and the verb "tar-lure" are used in an assise or statute of the sixth year of King John. Spelniau.

LACUIIA. In old records. A ditch or dyke; a furrow for a drain; a gap or blank in writing.

LAGUS. In, the civil law. A lake; il receptacle of water which is never dry. Dm. 43, 14, 1, 3. -

In old English law. silver with base metal. § 6.

Alloy or alloy of Flcta, lib. 1, c “.3.

LADA. In Saxon law. A purgntiun. or mode of trial by which one pui'ge<l biiuselt of an accusation; as by oath or ordeal. Spel- man.

A writer-Course; draining nmrsby grounds. a lode or load. Spelman.

In old English law.

I iade or lath. Cawell.

I trench or canal for In old English,

A court of justice:

LADE, or LODE. The mouth of a river.

LADEN IN BULK. A term of maritime law, applied to B vessel which is freighted with a cargo which is neither In C.lSliS, boxes, buies, nor cases, but iies loose in the bold. being defended‘ from wet or moisture by a number of units and a quantity of dunnage. (Jargoes of corn, sait, etc., are usu- ally so shipped.


LADY. In English law. The title he-

longing to the wife of a peer, and (by courtesy) the wife of a barouet or knight, and al- so to any woman, married or soie, Whose father was a nobiemau of a rank not loner thau that of eari. —Liuly-court. In En,-zlish law. The collrl: of a iailv of the m.'inor.—L:idy day. The 25th of l\['irch, the feast of the Aiiniinclniinii of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In parts of ire- land, however, they so designate the 15th of August, the festival of the Assumption of the Vir-g'in.—Ln.dy's friend. The stvlc of on officcr of the English house of commons. ivhnnw duty was to secure a. suitable ‘provision for H»: wife, when her husband sought a divorce Iv special act of parliament. The net of 1*‘? nbolislieil parliamentary divorces, and this office with them.

LESA MAJESTAS. Lat. L€‘ZE-lllfljt” ty, or injured majesty; high treason. It is a phrase taken from the civil law, and au- cicntly meant any offense against the king's person or dignity.

LESIO ULTRA DINIIDIUM VEL EN- OEIWIS. In Roman law. The injury sustained by one of the parties to an onerous contract when he had been UV('I‘.I‘E‘[lChD1I by the other to the extent of more than one-

half of the value of the subject-matter; e.