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A. R.

Anno regni, the year of the reign; as, A. R. V. R. 22, (Anno Regni Victoria, Regina vicesmo secundo,) in the twenty-second year of the reign or Queen Victoria.

A. D.

Lat. Contraction for Anno Domini, (In the year or our Lord.)

A 1

Of the highest qualities. An ex­pression which originated in a practice of un­derwriters of rating vessels in three classes, - A, B, and C; and these again in ranks numbered. Abbott. A description of a ship as “A 1” amounts to a warranty. Olllve v. Booker, 1 Exch. 423.


The first letter ot the English alpha­bet, used to dlistinguish the first page of a folio from the second, marked b, or the first page of a book, the first foot-note on a print­ed page, the first of a series of subdivisions, etc., from the following ones, which are marked b, c, d, e, etc.


The English indefinite article. This particle ls not necessarilly a singular term; it Is often used in the sense of “any,” and is then applied to more than one individual object. National Union Bank v. Copeland; 141 Mass. 267, 4 N. E. 794; Snowden v. Gulon, 101 N. Y. 458, 5 N. E. 322; Thomp­son v. Stewart, 60 Iowa, 225, 14 N. W. 247; Commonwealth v. Watts, 84 Ky. 537, 2 S. W.123.


Lat. The letter marked on the bal­lots by which, among the Romans, the people voted against a proposed law. It was the lnltlal letter or the word “antiquo”, I am for the old law. Also the letter inscribed on the ballots by which jurors voted·to acquit an accused party. It was the lnltial letter of “absolvo,” I acquit. Tayl. Civil Law, 191, 192.


Lat A liquor or beverage-made of wheat or barley. Dlg. 33, 6, 9, pr


In the civil law. A weigher; an officer who held or looked to the balance ln weighing money between buyer and seller; an oflicer appointed to determine controversies about the weight of money. Spelman


In the civil law. A measure or quantlty of land. Nov. 17, c. 8. As much land as a yoke of oxen could plow-in a day. Calvin


A union of German states for uniformity of customs, established in 1819. It continued until the unification of the German empire, including Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria, wnrtemberg, Baden, Hesse-Cassel, Brunswick, and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and all intermediate principalities. It has-now been superseded by the German empire;. and the federal council of the empire has taken the place of that of the Zoll-Vereln. wharton


Proceeding by Inquiry. Enc. Lond


In Hindu law. Landkeep-er. An officer who under the Mohammedan government was charged with the financial superintendence of the lands of a district, the protection of the cultivators, and the realization of the government’s share of its produce, either in money or kind. Wharton


O. Sc. Year. “Zeir ahd day.” Bell

Zealous Witness

An untechnical term denoting a witness, on the trial of a cause, who manlfests a partiality for the side calling him, and an eager readiness to tell anything which he thlnks may be of ad-vantage to that side


This word is commonly taken in a bad sense, as denoting a separatist from the Church of England, or a fanatic. Brown


Span. A water commission-er or superintendent, or supervisor of an irrigation system. See Pico v. Colimas, 32 Cal. 578


Span. A water ditch or artlfi-dal canal, and particularly one used for pur-poses of irrigation. See Pico v. Colimas, 32 Cal. 578

Yvernail Ble

L. Fr. wlnter graln. Kelham


The tlmes of Christmas and Lammas


Thls word may include children and youth of both sexes. Nelson v. Cushing, 2 Cash. (Mass.) 519, 528

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