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own property. Dig. 8, 2, 26; 2 Bouv. Inst. no. 1600; Grant v. Chase, 17 Mass. 443, 9 Am. Dec. 161.

NULLITY. Nothing; no proceeding; an act or proceeding in a cause which the op- ||i)Siiv.: party may treat as though it had not taken pince, or which has absolutely no legal forte or effect Salter v. Eiil,‘.{9i'i. 40 \\-‘is. 1‘-H3: Jeuness v. Lapeer County Circuit Judge, -12 .\iicb. -169, 4 N. W. 220: Johnson v. Hines, I \l(l 1%.

—Absolute nullity. in Spanish law, nuility is either absolute or relative. The former is that which arises from the law, whether civil or criminal, the principal motive for which is the public interest, iiliile the latter is that Ii‘l.ll"'l afiects one -ertsiin individual. Siinol v. ilnpbiim, 1 Cal. '_’S'1. X0 such distinction, hi-iieicr. is recognized in American lair, and lhe terin "absolute nullity" is used more for emphasis than as indicating a degree of invalid- ilv. As to the ratification or subsequent valid I- tiou of “absolute niillities." see .\Ii-ans v. Ito incin, 7 Tex. 5412. 516.—Nnll.‘lty of marriage. The entire invalidity of a supposed, preceniled, or attempted marriage, by reason of relationship or incapacity of the parties or other din- ineut impediments. An action seeking a decree declaring such an assumed marriage to be nnli and void is called a suit of “nullity of marnii::e" It differs from an action for divorce, l-ewiisa the latter supposes the existence of a valid and iaviiul marriage. See 2 Bish. Mar. & Div. §§ 289-294.

NULLIIJS FIIJUS. body; a bastard.

Lat. The son of no-

Nulliris limnii-ii: auctoi-ltas apud nos valere deliet, lit meliorn. non. sequence- inur Ii quis attulei-it. The authority of no man ought to prevail with us. so far as to prevent our following better [opinions] if any one should present them. Go. Litt. 383b,

NULLIUS IN BONIS. property of no person.

Lat. Among the

NULLIUS IITRIS. Lat In old English law. Of no legal force. Fieta. Mb. 2, c. 60, 9 24.

NULLUM ARBITRIUM. L. Lat. NO award. The name of a plea in an action on an arbitration bond, for not fulfilling the award, by which the defendant traverses the allegation that there was an award made.

Nullum crijnen majus eat ino'bed.ientin. No crime is greater than disobedience. Junk Cent. p. 77. case 48. Appiied. to the refusal of an officer to return a writ.

Nullum exemplum est idem omnibus. No example is the same for all purposes. Cu. iitt. 212a. No one precedent is adapted to all cases. A maxim in conveyancing

NULLUM I‘EC§.Il'N’I‘ ARBITRIUM. L. Lat. In pleading. The name of a plea



to an action of debt upon an obligation for the performance of an award, by which the defendant denies that he submitted to ar- hitration. etc. Bac. Abr. "Ai‘bitr." etc. G.

Nullnm iniqnum est prmsumendum in jure. T Coke, 71. No iniquity is to be presumed in law.

Nulluni Iuntrimonium, ibi nulla. dos. No marriage. no dnvxei-. Wait v. Wait, 4 Barb. (N. L) 192. 194.

Nullnm simile est idem nisi quatnar pedilius currlt. Co. Litt. 3. N0 like is i(leIlil(':Il, unless it run on all fours

Nullum silnile quatuor pedibus currlt. No simlic runs upon four feet. (or all fours, as it is otherwise e\'prosse(l.) No aimiie holds in en-1'»-thing. Co. iitt. 3a; Ex parte Foster ‘.2 St0l'_V. 143. Fed. Cas. No. 4960.

NULLUM TEMPUS ACT. In English law. A name given to the stature 3 Geo. III. c 16. because that act. in contravention of the maxim "Nnlium to-rupus occurrit regi," (no lapse of time iiars the king.) limited the croii n's right to sue, etc., to the pe- rind of sixty years.

Nulluni tempus ant locus oeeurrit regi. No time or place affects the king. 2 Inst. 273; Jeuk Cent. 83; Broom, Mav. 65.

Nullum tempus oeourrit reipuliliciie. No time runs [time does not run] fl.',“'.liE|8lZ the commonwealth or state. Levasser V. Washburn, 11 Grat. (Va.) 572.

Nnllus alius quam re: possit episoopii demandare inquiaitinnem faeiendain. Co. Litt. 134. No other than the king can command the bishop to make an inquisition.

Nlfllus comniodum eapere potest de injnria sun pr-opi-in. No one can obtain an advantage by his own wrong 00. Litt. 148; Broom. Max. 279.

Nullus debet agate de dolo, ubi cilia notio aubest. Where another form of action is given. no one ought to sue in the action do data. 7 Coke, 92.

Nlfllus dicitur ncoeauoriln post felo- niam. sed ille quil novit principalem felnniain feeisse, at illum receptavit et cumfortav-it. 3 Inst. 138. No one ‘is call- ed an “zlCcessary" after the fact but he who knew the principal to have committed a tel- ony, and received and colliforted him.

Nullns dicitur felo principalis nisi actor, ant qui. prmsens est, abettaus ant auxilians ad feloniam faciendam. No one is called a “principal feloii" except the

party actually committing the felony, or the