AFFIDAVIT

A written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the party making it, taken before a person having authority to administer such oath or affirmation. Kan 863, 549 P.2d 1397, 1401. Jurat; Verification. State v. Knight, 219 See also Certification; Jurat; Verification. – Black’s Law Dictionary 5th Edition | PAGE 54

FAMILY

The meaning of word “family” necessarily depends on field of law in which word is used, pur­ pose intended to be accomplished by its use, and facts and circumstances of each case. LeRoux v. Edmundson. 276 Minn. 120, 148 N.W.2d 812, 814. Most commonly refers to group of persons consisting of parents and children; father, mother and their children; immediate kindred, constituting fundamen­ tal social unit in civilized society. People v. Hasse, 57 Misc.2d 59, 291 N.Y.S.2d 53, 55. A collective body of persons who live in one house and under one head or management. A group of blood-relatives; all the relations who descend from a common ancestor, or who spring from a common root. A group of kindred persons. Haley v. Bohrer, 52 Idaho 72, 1 1 P.2d 6 1 6, 618. Husband and wife and their children, wherever … Read More

DUE PROCESS OF LAW

DUE PROCESS OF LAW – Law in its regular course of administration through courts of justice. 3 Story, Const. 264, 661. “Due process of law in each particular case means such an exercise of the powers of the government as the settled maxims of law permit and sanction, and under such safeguards for the protection of individual’ rights as those maxims prescribe for the class of cases to which the one in question belongs.” Cooley, Const. Lim. 441. Whatever difficulty may be experienced in giving to those terms a definition which will embrace every per” missible exertion of power affecting private rights, and exclude such as is forbidden, there can be no doubt of their meaning when applied to judicial proceedings. They then mean a course of legal proceedings according to those rules and principles which have been established in our systems of jurisprudence for the enforcement and protection of private rights. To give such proceedings any validity, there … Read More

PEOPLE

A state; as the people of the state of New York. A nation in its collective and politi­ cal capacity. Nesbitt v. Lushington, 4 Term R. 783; U. S. v. Quincy, 6 Pet. 467, 8 L.Ed. 458; U. S. v. Trumbull, D.C.Cal., 48 F. 99. The aggregate or mass of the individuals who constitute the state. Solon v. State, 54 Tex.Cr.R. 261, 114 S.W. 349; Loi Hoa v. Nagle, C.C.A.Cal., 13 F.2d 80, 81. – Black’s Law Dictionary 4th Edition | PAGE 1292

ARTIFICIAL PERSONS

ARTIFICIAL PERSONS – Persons created and devised by human laws for the purposes of society and government, as distinguished from natural persons. Corporations are examples of artificial persons. 1 Bl.Comm. 123. Chapman v. Brewer, 43 Neb. 890, 62 N.W. 320, 47 Am.St.Rep. 779. Black’s Law Dictionary 4th Edition | PAGE 145

FRAUD

FRAUD – An intentional perversion of t th for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right; a false repre­ sentation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to de­ ceive another so that he shall act upon it to his legal injury. Brainerd Dispatch Newspaper Co. v. Crow Wing County, 196 Minn. 194, 264 N.W. 779, 780. Black’s Law Dictionary 4th edition | PAGE 788