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P.

P. An abbreviation for “pnge;" also for "l'asohahs,” (Easter tei'm,) in the Year Books, and for numerous other words of uhich it is the initial.

P. C. An abbreviation for “Pleas of the Crown;" sometimes alsr for “Privy Countil.‘ "I"21l‘ll)]lllBill.xlI'y Cases,” “Patent Cases," “Practice Cases," "Penui Code.” or “Poiiticzil Code."

P. H. v. An abbreviation for “pro hac

me," for this turn, for this purpose or occa- sum.

P. J. An abbreviation for “president" (or 1)l'ESlllJlJg) Huge," (or justice.)

P. 1.. An abbreviation for Laws" or "Public Laws."

"Pamphiet

P. M. An abbreviation for “postmaster ;" also for “post—men‘dian," afternoon.

P. 0. An abbreviation of “public officer;” also of “post~oilice."

P. P. An abbreviation for “proprla personal," in his proper person, in his own person.

P. S. An abbreviation for “Public Statutes;" also for "postscript."

PAAGE.}} In old English law. A toll for passage through another’s land. The same as ‘ pednge."

PACARE. L. Lat. To pay.

PACATIO.}} Payment. Mat. Par. A. D. 1248.

PAGE.}} A measure of length containing two feet and a half, being the ordinary length

Of a step.

PACEATUR. discharged.

Lat. Let him be freed or

P841]. lunt maximo cnntrnria, win at in- juria. Co. Litt. 1G1. Vioience and injury are the things chiefly hostile to peace.

PACIFICATION. The act of making peace lietueen two hostile or belligerent states; re-establishment of public trnnquiiity.

PACK. To put together in sorts with a trnuduient design. To pack a jury is to use Iiulaivfui, i.ui|Ji-oper, or deceitfui means to hnve the jury made up or persona favorably disposed to the party so contriving, or who have been or can be iniproperiy influenced to give the verdict he seeks. The term imports the improper and corrupt seiection of a jury

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sworn and impaneied for the trial of a cause. Mix v. Woodwar(l, 12 Conn. 239.

PACK OF WOOL. A horse ioad, which consists of seventeen stone and two pounds, or two hundred and forty pounds weight. Fleta, l. 2, c. 12; Cowell.

PACKAGE.}} A package means a bundle put up for transporsition or commercial liandiing; a thing in form to become, as such, an artlcie of merchandise or deiivery from hand to hand. A parcel is a small package; "parcel" being the diminutive of “pack:ige." Each of the words denotes a thing in form suitable for transportation or handling, or sale from hand to haml. U. S. v. Goldback, 1 Hughes, 529, Fed. Cas. No. 15.222: Haley v. State, 42 Neb. 556, 60 N. W. 962. 47 Am. St Rep. 718; State v. Parsons, 124 Mo 436, 27 s, w. 1102, 46 Am. St. Rep. 457.

‘‘Package,’' in old English law, signifies one of various duties charged in the port of London on the goods imported and exported by aliens, or by denizens the sons of aliens. Tomiins.

-01-lgiiml package. See ORIGINAL.

PACKED PARCELS. The name for a consignment of goods, consisting of one iarge parcei made up of several smali ones, (each hearing a different address.) coilected from different persons by the immediate consign- or, (a u1rrier,) who unites them into one for his own profit, at the expense of the raiiway by which they are sent, since the railway company would lmie been paid more for the carriage of the parcels singiy than together. Wharton.

PACT. A bargain; compact: agreement. This word is used in writings on Roman law and on general jurisprudence as the English form of the Latin “put-tmn," (which see.)

—Nude pact. A translation of the Latin “nudum pacmm," a bare or naked pact, that is. a promise or agreement made without any consideration on the other side, whlrli is therefore not enforcenbie.—Pnrt tie non alienati- 0. An agreement not to alienate imumbered (particularly mortgaged} property. This stipu- lation. sometimes found in mortgages made in Louisiana, and derived from the Spanish law, binds the mortgagor not to sell or incumber the moi't,<:agcd promises to the prejudice of the mortgagee; it does not avoid a sale made to a third person, but enables the mortgagee to pip- ceed directiy against the mortgaged property in a proceeding against the mortgagor alone and without notice to the purchaser. See Dodils v. Innaux, 45 la. Ann. $7, 12 South. 345.

Pnota conventa. qua: neque contra leges neque (1010 main I.-in‘!-.3 aunt oxnni modo observanda. aunt. Agreements which

are not contrary to the iaws not entered in-