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N. An abbreviation of “Novella” the Novels of Justinian, used in citing them. Tayl. CiY‘li Law, 24.

in English, a common and familiar abbre- viation for the word "north,” as used in maps, charts. conveyances. etc. See Burr v. Broadway Ins. Co.. 16 N. Y, 271.

N. A. An abbreviation for “non allocatur," it is not allowed.

N. B. An abbreviation for “note bone," mark well, observe; also "nulla bomz." no goods.

N. D. An abbreviation for "Northern District_"

N. E. I. An abbreviation for “non an M- iacritux," he is not found.

N. 1.. An abbreviation of "non liquet." (which see.)

N. P. An abbreviation ror “notary pub- lic." (Rowiey v. Berrian, 12‘ ii]. 200:) also for “misi p1*:'us," (q. 1:.)

“New Re and for

N. B An abbreviation for portsz" also for "not reported." “nonresident_"

N. S. An abbreviation for “New Series ;" also for “New Style."

NAAM. sax. The attaching or taking of movable goods and chattels. called “m‘f" or “moi-I3" according as the chattels were living or dead. Terines de la Ley.

NABOB. Originally the governor of a province under the Mogul government of Hindcvstnn, whence it became a mere title of any man of high rank, upon whom it was con- ferred witiiout any office being attached to it. Wils. Indian Gloss.

NAIF. L Fl‘. bondwoman.

A vilieia; a born slave; n

NAIL. A lineal measure of two inches and a quarter.

NAKED. As a term of jurisprudence, this word is equivalent to bare, wanting in nec- essary conditions, incomplete, as a naked con- rrnt fnudilm ymc-tum.) 1'. e., a contract de- void of consideration, and therefore invalid; or simple, unilateral, comprising but a single element. its :1 imked nllthority, 1'. e., one which is not coupled with any interest in the agent. but subsists for the benefit of the principal alone.

As to naked “Confession." “Deposit," “Possesslon," “I’ossibiiity." “Power," ‘‘Promise, and “Trust,” see those titles.

NAM. In old English law. A distress or seizure of chattels.

As I. Latin conjunction, tor; because. Often nsed by the old writers in introducing

the quotation of I. Latin maxim.

NAMARE. L. Lat. in old records. To take, seize, or distrain.

NAMATIO. L. Lat. In old English and Scotch law. A distraining or taking of I distress; an impounding. Spelman.

NAME. The designation of an individual person, or of a firm or corporation. in law a man cannot have more than one Christmn name. Hex v. Ncwnnin, 1 Ld. Rayin. 562. As to the history of Christian names and surnames and their nse and relative unpertance in law, see In re Snook, 2 Iiilt. (N. Y.) 566.

—Name and arm: clause. The popular name in English law for the clause, sometimes inserted ln 3 will or settlement by which prop- erty is given to a person, for the purpose of imposing on him the condition that he shall assume the surname and arms of the testator or settior, with a direction that, if he neglects to assume or discontinnes the use of them, the estate shall devolve on the next person in remainder, and a provision for preserving contin- gent remainders. 3 Dav. Prec. Conv. 277; Sweet.

NAMIUM. L. Lat. In old English law

A taking; a distress. Speiman. ’i‘hings. goods, or animals taken by way of distress. Simplex mmn'um. a simple taking or pledge. Bract, to]. 2051). —Namium vetitum. An unjust taking of thn cattle of another and diiving them to an unlaw- ful place, pretending damage done by them. 3 Bl. Comm. 149.

NANTES, EDICT 0!‘. A celebrated law for the security of Protestants, made by Henry IV, of France, and revoked by Louis XIV., October 2, 1685.

NANTISSEMENT, in French law, is the contract of pledge; if of a movable, it is call- ed “17age;" and if of an immovable, it is called "untichrese." Brown.

NARR. A common abbreviation of "narratio," (q. 1.7.) A declaration in an action. Jacob.

NABJRATIO.}} Lat. One of the common law names for a plaintiff's count or declaration, as being a narrative of the facts on which he relies.

NARRATIVE. in Scotch conveyancing That part of a deed which describes the grantor, and person in whose favor the deed is granted, and states the cause (consideration)

of granting. Bell.