Page:Black's Law Dictionary (Second Edition).djvu/882

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.


L. R. A. 145; Elimeu V. Neh. 715, 70 N. W. 237.

Gothenhurg, 50

PARK-BOTE. To be unit of inclosmg A park or any part thereof.

PARKER. A pork-keeper.

PARKING. In municipal law and ad- ministration. A strip of land lying either in the middle of the street or in the space between the building line and the sidewalk, or between the sidewalk and the driveway, intended to be kept as a parl:-like space, that ls, not built upon, but heantified with turf. trees, flower-beds. etc. See Downing v. Des illoines, 124 Iowa, 289, 99 N. W. 1066.

PARLE HILL, or PARLING HILL. A hill where courts were anclently held. Cow- ell.

PARLIAMENT. The supreme legislat.ive assembly of Great Brltaiu and Ireland, consisting of the king or queen and the three estates of the realm, viz., the lords spiritual,

the lords temporal, and the commons. 1 Bl. Comm. 153. —H1gl1 court of parliament. In English

law. The English parliament, as composed of the house of peers and house of commons;_ or the house of lords sitting in its Judicial capacity.

PARLIAMENTARY. Relating or be- longing to, connected with. enacted by or proceeding from, or characteristic of, the English parliament in particular, or any legislative body in general.

—Parliamentnry agents. Persons who act as solicitors in promoting and carrying private bills through parliament. They are usually attorneys or solicitors, but they do not usually confine their practice to this particular depart- ment. Brown,-—Pnrlia.mentary committee. A committee of members of the house of penis or of the house of commons, appointed by either house for the purpose of mflliillg inquiries, by the examination of witnesses or otherwise, into matters which could not he conveniently inquired into by the whole house. Whoiton.—- Parliamentary law. The general holly of enacted rules and recognized usages which governs the procedure of legislative assemblies and other deliiverative lioilies.—ParIiamm-itiu-y taxes. See Tax.

PARLIAMENTUM. L. Lot. A legislative body in general or the English par- liament i.ii particular.

—Parliamentnm diabolicunl. A parlia- ment held at Coventry, 38 Hen. VI., wherein Ealn ard. Earl of March, (afterwards King Ed- ward I\'.,) and many of the chief nobility were attiiinted, was so called; but the acts then made were annulled by the succeeding parlia- mcnt. Jacob. — Parlinmentnm indoctnm. Uniearned or lack-learning parliament A name given to a parliament held at Coventry in the sixth year of Henry IV. under an ordinance requiring that no lawyer should he chosen kni-vht, citizen, or burgess: "by reason where- of, says Sir Edward Coke, "this parliament was fruitless, and never a good law made there- nt.” 4 Inst. 43: 1 Bl. Comm. 1'i'T.—Pa1-l.ia- mentnm insannm. A parliament assembled



at Oxford, 41 Plan. III., so styled from the madness of their proceedings, and hecause the lords came with armed men to it, and roomitions grew very high between the king. loih, and commons, whereby many extraordinary things were done. J acoh.—Pm-liamentnm re- ligiosorum. In most convents there has been ii common room inlo which the hrethren with- drew for conversation; conferences there being teimed “pm-liameiitum.” Likewise. ihe sotietil of the two temples, or inns of court. call thl assembly of the henchers or governors whervan they confer upon the common iiifiilrs of Limit several houses a "parliament." Jacob.

Parochia est locus qno deg-it populnn ulicuins acclesioe. 5 Coke, OT. A parish is a place in which the population of a certain church resides.

PAROIJI-‘IIAL. Relating or belonging to a no.1-isli. -—Pa.1-ocliial chapels. In English law. Plac-

es of public woisliip in which ihe rites of silt.- rament and sepulture are performed.

PAROL. A vmrd; speech . hence, oral or vcrhal; expressed or evidenced by speech only; not eSDl‘l‘SS(‘(l by wilting; not expressed by sealed instrument.

The pleadings in an action are «is; h; old law French. denominated the “par0L" because they were formerly actual vim Wu pleadiiigs in court, and not mere Wl'itit’i] ailegations as at present Brown.

As to narol ".L\gi-eeiiient." “Arrest,_" “De murrer," “'.vldeuce" "Lease," and "Pruni- ise," see those tltles.

PAROLE. In niiiitary law. A promise given by a prisoner of war, when he has leave to depart from custody, that he will return at the time appointed. unless discharged. Wehster.

An engagement by a prisoner of war, upon set at llherty. that he wlll not again take up arms against the government by whose forces he was captured. either for ii limited period or while hostilities continue. PAROLE DI: Ll-IY. L. Fr. Words or law; technical words.

Par-ols font plea. Words make the plea. 5 Mod. 458.

PARQUI-1'1‘. In French law. 1. The magistrates who are charged with the conduct of proceedings i.n criminal cases and misdemeanors.

2. That part of the bourse which is reserved for stock-brokers.

PARRICIDE. The crime of killing one's father; also a person guilty of killing his father.

PARRICIDIUM. Parricide; the murder of a parent. 48, 9, 9.

Lat. In the civil law.