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distributed among several persons, it cannot be all given to one. nor can any of the persons be wholly excluded h'0lIi the distribu-

tion. Hudson v. Hudson, 6 .\lunf. (Va.) 352.

AMORTIZATION. An alienation of

lands or tenements in niortmain. The re dnchon of the property of lands or tenements to mortmain.

in its modern sense, amortization is the opemtiou of paying off honds, stock, or other indebtedness of a state or corporation. Sweet.

AMORTIZE. To alien lands in mort- main AMOTIO.}} In the civil law. A moving

or tairlng away. “The slightest amotio is sutllcleut to constitute theft. it the animus

.141-zuuli be clearly established." 1 Swint. 205. AMOTION. A putting or turning out:

mspossesslou of lands. ouster is an amotion of possession. 3 Bl. Comm. 19.‘). 203.

A moving or carrying away; the wrongful taking of personal chattels. Archb. Civil I'l. Introd. e 2, § 3.

In corporation law. The act of removing an uliicer, or otticlsl representative, of a mrnnrntion from his office or official station. herore the end of the term for which he was eiccted or appointed, but without depriving him of membcrsiiip in the body corpr-rate. In this last respect the term differs from "disi'rz1nchisen1cnt," (or expulsion.) uhich imports the removal of the party from lhe corporation itself, and his deprivation of all rights of membership. “'hite v. Browneli, 2 Duly (N. Y.) 356; Richards v. Clarke- bnrg, 30 W Va 491, 4 S. E. 774.

AMOUNT. The effect, SIll)StflJ]CP, or re suit; the total or agmegste sum. Ililbnrn v. Railroad Co.. 23 Mont. 229. 58 Pa(. 551: r'mmelly v. Telegraph 00., 100 Va 51. 40

S . 618, 56 L. R. A. 663, 93 Am. St. Rep. 91!). —Amonnt covered. In insurance. The

amount that is insured, and for which under-

v\rl"‘rs are liable for _loss under a ]1l')licyof in-

snsw .lre.—Amonnt In controversy. The «lam:-ms claimed or relief demanded: the siuuunt claimed or sued for. Smith v. Giles,

I-1 Tn. 341: Ihflwr v. Iiennadv. IV '\lmn.

2141 ((‘il. 1“fi;) Rsiirnarl (‘-7. v. Cunnigan. 95 ‘n. 67 S. . -‘Z‘3.‘L—Arnnnnt of loss. in irrnrsnce. The minution. tleslrnclion. or

rlrl-at of the vnlne of, or of the clmrsze upon. [III in-nred subject to the assured, by the direct '.‘Lll0" JCIZIKEB of the operation of the risk insured sgm according to its value in the policy. or in no ribution, for loss, so far as its value is covered by the insurance.

AMOVEAS MANUS. Lat. That you remme vour hands. After office found, the king: was entitled to the things forfeited, eilher lnnds or personal property; the rem- edy for a person aggrieved was by “peti-



tic-n.” or "monstrous do droit," or “traverses." to establish his superior right. There- upon a writ issued. quod do-mint‘ regis arnoccantur. 3 Bl. Comm. 260.

AMPARD. In Spanish-American law. A document issued to a claimant of land as a protsction to him, until a survey can he ordered, and the title of possession issued by an authorized commissioner. Trimble v. Smit.her's Ad.m'r, 1 Tex. 790.

AMPLIATIDN. In the civil law. A deferring or judgment until a cause be further examlned. Ca1vin.; Cowell An order for the rehearing of a cause on it day appointed, for the sake of more ample Information. Hulif.-ix, Anni. b. 3, c. 13, n. 32.

In French law. A duplicate of an ac- quittance or other lnstrument. A uotnry's copy of acts passed before him, delivered to the parlles.

AMPLIUS. In the Roman law. More; further; more time. A word which the prietor pronounced in cases where there was uuy obscurity in a cause, and the judiccs were uncertain Whether to condemn or acquit: by which the case was deferred to a tiny unm- ed. Adam, Rom. Ant. 287.

AMPUTATIDN DI‘ RIGHT HAND. An ancient punishment for a ‘blow given in a superior court: or for assaulting a judge sitting in the court.

AMY. See AMI; Pnoonnnv AMY.

AN. The English indefinite article. In statutes and other legal documents. it is equilaleut to “cne" or “any ;" is seldom used to denote pluraillty. Kaufman v. superior Court, 115 Cal. 152, 46 Pac. 904; People v. Ogden, 8 App. DIV. 464, 40 N. Y. Supp. 827.

AN ET JOUR. F1‘. year and a day.

Year and day; a

AN, JOUR, ET WASTE. In feudal law. Year, day, and waste A forfeiture of the lands to the crown incurred by the felony of the tenant, after which time the land escheats to the lord. Termes de la Ley. 40.

ANACRISIS. In the civil law. An in- vesti.';ution of truth. interrogation of wit- nesses, and inquiry made into any fact, especially by torture.

ANIESTHESLA. In medical 1urispru- dance. (1) I oss of sensation, or lnseuslbility to pain, general or lDCil, induced by the ad- ministration or application of certain fll‘ilf_'S such as ether, nitrous oxide gas, or cocaine. (2) Defect of sensation, or more or less complete iusensibllity to pain, existing in various parts of the body as a result of certalr diseases of the nervous system.