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Multa transeunt cum unlversitute qua non per in: ti-smsevunt. Many things pass will the whole which do not pass separately. Uo. Lltt. 1241.

Multi niulta, memo omnia imvit. -4 Ins’. 3-IS. Many nien have known many lhlnn: no one has known everything.

MULTITARIOUSNESS. In equity pindlng, The fault of improperly Joining In one bill distinct and independent matters. old therchy confounding them; as, for ex- Im:‘!€‘, the uniting in one bill of several mat- lrn peifectly distinct and unconnected iicuiiust one defendant, or the demand of sev- mi matters of a distinct and independent mture against several defendants, in the Lame hill. Story, Eq. Pl. § 271. And see linrrlson v. Peiea, 163 U. S. 311, 18 Sup. Ct. 129‘. 42 L. Ed. 478; Wales v. Newhould, 9 .\lich. 56; Bovaird v. seyfang, 200 Pa. 261, U Atl. 958; Bones v. Bolles, 44 N. J. Eq. 3-5. 1-1 Ati. 593; Perkins v. Baer. 95 Mo. App. 70, 68 S. W. 939; Thomas v. Mason. 8 CH1 (l\l(L) 1; Barcus v. Gates, 89 Fed 783. 32 (‘ (‘ A. 337: l\IcGlcthlin v. Heme-ry, 4-} Mo 32!‘.

MULTIPARTITE. or snrcral parts.

Divided into many

MULTIPLE POINDING. lnScotCl.1inw. Double distress; a name given to an action, corresponding to proceedings by way of interpleader, which may be brought by a person in possession of goods claimed by different persons pretending a right thereto, calling the claimants and all others to settle their clnims, so that the party who sues may be liable only "in once and single payment." BelL

Multiplex at imllstinctum pa.)-it con- fuulonem; et qnnzntinnel, qua simpliciorea, en lucldiores. l-lob. 335. Multi- plicity and indistinctness produce confusion; and questions, the more simple they are, the more lucid.

Multiplicnta. transgressions crescat pcenas lnjlietio. As transgression is multi- plied, the infllctioii of punishment should in-

crease. 2 lnst. 479. MULTIPLICITY. A state of being many That quality of a pleading which

involves a variety of matters or particulars; undue variety. 2 Saund. 410. A multiplying or increasing. Story. F1]. F1. § 287.

—Mu1tipliclty of actions. A phrase descriptive of the state of affairs where Several difieront suits or actions are hrought upon the same issue. It is obviated in equity by a hill of ' courts of law, by a rule of court for the co olidnfion of different actions. Williams 1. Millington. 1 H. 131. 81 -, Murphy 1'. Wilming- ton, 6 Houst. (Del.) 138, 22 Am. St. Rep. 345.


MUNERA MULTITUDE. An assemblage of mani people. According to Coke it is not a word

of very precise meaning: for some authorities hold that there must be at, icast ten persons to make a multitude, while others

maintain that no definite number is fixed by law. C0. Litt. 23-T. Multitudinem decem faciunit. Co. LitL

257. Ten make a multitude.

Misltitudo em-niitluin non purit er-rori patrocinum. The multitude of those who err furnishes no countenance or excuse for error. 11 Coke, 7511. It is no excuse for error that it is entertained by numbers.

Multiturlo iinperitorum perdit curinm. The gi'eat numiier of uuskillful practitioners ruins a court. 2 inst. 219.

MULTO. A wether sheep.

In old records

Multo utilius est pauun lrlnnen efluup dere quiuu misltis lnntilihns hominel gravurl. 4 Coke, 20. It IS more useful to pour forth a few useful things than to oppress men with many useless things.

MULTURE. In Scotch law. The quantity of grain or meai payable to the proprietor of a mill, or to the multurer, his tacks- man, for manufacturing the coins. Ersk. Inst. 2. 9, 19.

MUMMIFICATION. In medical ]uris~ prudence. A term applied to the complete drying up of the body. It is the resuit of burial in a dry, hot soil, or the exposure of the body to a continuously cold and dry at- mosphere. 15 Amer. & Eng. Enc. Law, 2431.

MUMMING. Antlc diversions in the Christmas holidays, suppressed in Queen Anne's time.

MUND. In old English law. Peace; whence mumibrz/c, a breach of the peace.

3 re- Cowell.

MUNDBYRD, NFUNDEBUFDE. ceiving into favor and protection.

MUNDIUM. In old French law. A trib- ute paid by a church or monastery to their seignorial a1.-oués and ~i.71'(1amcs, as the price of protecting them. Steph. Lect. 236.

MUNERA. In the early ages of the feud- ai law, this was the name given to the grants of land made by a king or chieftain to his followers, which were held by no certain tenure, but merely at the will of the lord. Afterwards they hecame li1‘e-estates, and then hereditary, and were called iii-st “benefices," and then “feuds" See

Wright, Ten. 19.