A Law Grammar: Or, An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of English Jurisprudence
G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-Row; T. Whieldon, Fleet-Street; W. Clarke, Portugal-Street; and Ogilvy and Speare, Holborn., 1791 - Law - 544 pages
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Page 171 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Page 204 - Formerly the oath of allegiance ran thus : ' I do promise to be true and faithful to the King and his heirs, and truth and faith to bear, of life, and limb, and terrene honour ; and not to know or hear of any ill or damage intended him, without defending him therefrom:' and was altered at the Revolution to the present form.
Page 156 - It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws, concerning matters of all possible denominations, ecclesiastical or temporal, civil, military, maritime, or criminal: this being the place where that absolute despotic power, which must in all governments reside somewhere, is entrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.
Page 73 - For this reason, a man cannot grant any thing to his wife, or enter into covenant with her: for the grant would be to suppose her separate existence; and to covenant with her, would be only to covenant with himself...
Page 258 - Every estate which must expire at a period certain and prefixed, by whatever words created, is an estate for years. And therefore this estate is frequently called a term, terminus, because its duration or continuance is bounded, limited, and determined : for every such estate must have a certain beginning and certain end (I).
Page 171 - Therefore for the better securing of the dependency of Ireland upon the Crown of Great Britain, May it please your most excellent Majesty that it may be declared, and be it declared . . . That the same kingdom of Ireland hath been, is, and of right ought to be subordinate unto and dependent upon the imperial Crown of Great Britain...
Page 168 - IV That all the subjects of the united kingdom of Great Britain shall from and after the union have full freedom and intercourse of trade and navigation to and from any port or place within the said united kingdom and the dominions and plantations thereunto belonging, and that there be a communication of all other rights, privileges and advantages which do or may belong to the subjects of either kingdom, except where it is otherwise expressly agreed in these articles.
Page 224 - He may apprehend, and commit to prison, all persons who break the peace, or attempt to break it ; and may bind any one in a recognizance to keep the king's peace.
Page 158 - After this, one of the members is directed to carry it to the lords and desire their concurrence ; who, attended by several more...
Page 187 - SECONDLY, the peers of the realm are by their birth hereditary counsellors of the crown, and may be called together by the king to impart their advice in all matters of importance to the realm, either in time of parliament, or, which hath been their principal use, when there is no parliament in being*.