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Plus valet nuns ocnlatns testis qniun aux-iti decem. One eye-witness is of more weight than ten ear-witnesses, [or those who speak from hearsay.] 4 Inst. 279.

Pin: vitlent oimli quiun ociilus. Sever- al eyes see more than one. 4 Inst. 160.

PO. L0. 5110. An old ahbrevlzition tor the words ‘ ponit loco Silo," (puts in his place.) used in wuriiints or attorney. Tonnsh. Pl. 461.

POAGH. To steal game on a man's land. POAGI-ENG. In English criminal law. The uni.-mini entry upon lund lor the purpose of taking or destroying game; the taking or destination or game upon another‘s land, usniilly cointultlcd at night. Sleph. Cinn. Law 119, et seq.; 2 Staph. Uoinm. .52.

POBLADOR. ln Spanish law. A col- onizer; he who peoples; the founder of a cul- oay.

POCKET. This word is used as an adjective in several compound legal'.iSeS, carrying a meaning suggestive of, or analogous to, its slgalficntion as a pouch. bag, or secret receptacle. h‘ - ' see "Bor-

o H H 5 v. m R: If ._

ough ‘ udgment," 'liecord," “Sheiilff." and "Veto." PCENA. Lat. Punishment; a penalty.

lnst 4, G, 18, 19.

—Pamn. corporalil. Corporal puni'shn1enL— Poann pillai-nlis. in old English law. Pun- ishment of the piiiory. F leta, lih. 1, (L 38. § 11.

Puma ad pnncos, metru ad omnes pet- venint. If punishment be inflicted on a few, ii dread comes to an

Penn ex delicto tlefnncti limrel te- neri non dehet. The hair ought not to be bound by a puldlty arising out of the wrong- ful not of the deceased. 2 inst. 198.

Puma non potent, culpa. psi-ennis ea-it. Punishment Lziiiiiut be, (111112 will be, perpetual. 21 Vin. Abr. 271.

Puma suns tenere tlebet nature: et non alias. Punishment ought to bind the guilty, and not others. Bract. fol. (-3800.

Penn; putiuu mnllienilre qnnni exasparnndm aunt. 3 inst. 220. Punishment: should rather be softened thnn aggi-united.

Puma sint restringendie. Pnnishinents should he restr.iiiieii. Jenli. Cent. 29.

PCENALIS. Lat In the civil law. Penal: imposing a penalty; claiming or en- forcing it penalty. Actiones zlrcnalw, penal actions. Inst 4, 6, 12..

ECENITENTIA. Lat In the civil law. Repentance; reconsideration; cb;mglngone’s



mind; drawing back from an agreement iii- rciitly made, or rescinding it.

—Louus poenitenthe. Room or place for repeniente or reconsiileral;ion; an opportunity to will draw from a negotiation before iinnlly cocniiiiling the contract or agi-pi-iii-vut Also. ‘n criminal law, an 0'pD0l'[) inorded in)’ B: circuinstances to a person who has [om-vi in il'i[El.lLlUl.l to kill or to Lulllllilli another cnlu. giving him a chance (0 reconsider and relinquhl his purpose.

POINDING. The process of the law of Scotland which 3.[lSWEl.S to the distress or the English law. Poinding is or thiwee Linus.

li'cul pointhng or polniiing of the griimi-l. This is the action by V» hiub a creditor, hunt: a security on the land or his debtor, is enu- bleii to appropriate the rents of the ianii, and the goods of the debtor or his tenants found thereon, to the satisfaction of the debt.

Personal poindiug. This consists in the selznie or the goods or the debtor. nhlch are sold under the direction of a court of justice. and the net amount of the sales paid over to the creditor in satisfaction or his debt; or. t no purchaser appears, the goods themselves are delli ered.

Poinding of stray cattle, committing dep- reclations on corn, grass, or plantations, until satisfaction is made for the damage. Bell,

POINT. A distinct proposition or question of law arising or proponnded in a case

—Point reserved. When, in the progn-s of the trial of a cause, an important or ditti.-ult point of law is presented to the court, and rlie court is not certain of the decision that sbould be given, it mav reserve the point. tbnt is. decide il. provisionally as it is asked by tho mtty, but rcsene its more mature eonsiil-_i.-ition for tin‘ licaring on B. motion for 21 new trial, when, if it shall appear that the firs: ruling was wrong, the VI.l'(.ll(‘t will be set aside To- point thus treated is technically called a "_p_onn: rPsivrve(i."—Poi.nts. The iiistimt 'pi‘0Dn~:|ll0llE of law, or cbicf heads of nrguincnt. Qfcieuled by a party in his paper-hook, and relied upon on the argument of the caiisc. Also the lTil1I'liS llSf‘(l in pnncnihtion. Duncan v. lxlJl|lPl', 37 Minn. . lid l\'. W. 594; COl.]JlJJOD“el1lLll Ins. Co. v. rro, L] Minn. 570 (Gil. 404).

POISON. In medical jurisprudence. A substance having an inherent deleterious property which renders it, when Lilian into the system. cnnable nl’ destroying life. 2 Whiirt. S: S. Med. Jur. I 1.

A substance -uhich, on helng applied to the human body. lntcinally or externally, is ca- pnlile of destroying the action of the \lL'll functions, or or placing; the solids and fiuids in such a state as to prevent the COI.|l.ll.\ll.|ix\c of life. Wliilrtou. See Boswell v. State. 114 Ga. 40, 39 S. E. 897; People v. Van Deloer, 53 Cal. 148; Dougherty v. People. 1 Colo. 514- State v. Slagle, 83 N. C. 630; United States Mint. Ace. Ass'n v. Newman. 84 Va. 52. 3 S. E. 805.

POLE. A measure of length, equal to five

yards and a hull.