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Comptroller
of patents, 24.

appeal from, 26.
Computation of kinship, 240.
Concealment,

generally, 86.

in policy, 169.
Conception,

time of birth after, 332.
Conciliation

of labour disputes, 273.

boards of, 273.
Condemnation as prize, 14.
Condition,

illegal, 64, 145.
implied, 113.
impossible, 93, 94, 145.

uncertain, 145.
Condition of bond, 145.
Conditional acceptance, 60.
Conditional discharge

of bankrupt, 217, 219.
Condonation, 326, 328.
Conferring holy orders, 631, 632, 652.
Confirmatio Cartarum, 478.
Confirmation

of bishop, 637.
Confiscata, bona, 5+2.
Conformity, certificate of, 216.
Confusion of goods, 19.
Congé d'élire, 635, 636, 641.
Conjugal rights, 308.
Connivance, 328.
Consanguinity, 289, 290.

of bastards, 346.
Consanguinity, Table of, 240.
Consecration
of bishop, 636.

churches, 639.

tithes, 689.
loss of preferment by, 659.

Consensus, 57, 60, 81.
Consent

to marriage of infant, 293, 294,

297, 298..
Conservators of the peace, 613, 614.

ex officio, 614.
Consideration,

good, 63.
illegal, 64, 145.
immoral, 64, 76.
inadequate, 63.
valuable, 62.
past, 64.
of a bill, 158.

contract, 62.
guarantee, 141.

note, 158.
Consignee, 50, 116.
Consignor, 50, 116.
Consistory Court, 637, 640.
Consolidated Fund, 529, 543.
Consolidation Acts, 419 n.
Consols, 561.
Consort, queen, 458, 459.
Consort, the late Prince, 461.

Constables, 567, 622 et seq.

action against, 623, 624.
appointment of, 623–625.
borough, 626.
exemptions from serving as, 624,

625.
chief, 626.
county, 626.
duties of, 623.
high, 622, 623.
lord high, 614, 622.
parish, 625.
petty, 623, 624.
powers of, 625.
privileges of, 625.
remuneration of, 625, 627.

special, 628.
Constabulary, county, 626.
Constitutions of Clarendon, 503.
Construction

of contracts, 94, 95.

Constructive total loss, 164.

Consul,

marriage before, 301.
Contiguous benefices, 658.
Contingent

legacy, 254.

liability, 215.
Contract, in general, 56–97.

definition of, 56.
breach of, 92.
discharge of, 89.
part performance of, 67, 68.
distinguishing features of, 56.
as opposed to an agreement, 56.
construction of, 94, 95,
consideration for, 62.
offer and acceptance, 57.
identity of terms, 60.
consensus, 60.
intention to create legal relation,

60, 61.
consideration or seal, 61.
special requirements as to form,

64.
legal capacity of parties, 69.
legality of subject matter, 73 et

seq.
interfering with Government,

74.
impeding administration of

justice, 75.
encouragement of crime, 75.
composition of felony, 75.
maintenance and champerty,

75.
with hostile Government, 75.
in restraint of marriage, 76.
for procuring marriage, 76.
immoral consideration, 76.
future separation, 76.
to deprive parents of their

children, 76.

in restraint of trade, 76, 77.
void by statute, 78 et seq.
under Gaming Acts, 78. 79.

31 Eliz. c. 6 (Simony),

79.
Solicitors Acts, 79.
Medical Acts, 80.
Apothecaries Act

(1815), 80.
Pharmacy Act (1868),
Dentists Act (1878),

80.

Contract, in general-cont.
void by statute-cont.
under Veterinary Surgeons

Act (1881), 80.
24 Geo. 2, c. 40 (Tip-

pling Act), 80. `
County Courts Act

(1888), 80.
Truck Acts, 80.
Weights and Measures

Acts, 80.
Coinage Act (1870), 80.
Marine Insurance Act

(1745), 80.
Gambling Act (1774),

80.
betting, 73, 78.
by agent, 87, 98 et seq.

brokers and factors, 100, 114.
corporations aggregate, 65, 72,

73.
alien enemies, 69.
foreign sovereigns, 69.

ambassadors, 69.
convicts, 70.
drunken persons, 72.
companies, 73.
servants, 281.
clergy, 634.
infant, 70, 71, 349 et seq.
lunatic, 72.
married woman, 71, 314 et seq.
mercantile agents, 100, 101.
way of charter-party, 170 —

172.
duress in, 87.
essential conditions of, 56 et seq.
evidence of, parol, 68.
fraudulent, 8+.
illegal, 64, 73.
immoral, 64, 76.
in market overt, 53, 110.
intention of parties to, 94.
is not a title per se, 55.
of agency, 98–105.

bailment, 119–127.
bills and notes, 148–158.
bonds. 144-147.
guarantee, 140-143.
insurance, 159–169.
loan, 128—133.
marriage, 287.
partnership, 131-139.

sale, 106-118.
by deed, 61, 65.

parol, 57.
misrepresentation in, 84, 168.
mistake in, 81.

80.

Contract, in general-cont.

required to be in writing under the

Statute of Frauds, 66.
requisites of, 56, 57.
remedies for breach of, 95—97.
secured by penalty, 146.
simple, 92.
specialty, 61, 92.
stamp on, 64.
statutory requirements as to, 68.
uberrimae fidei, 86, 87, 141, 169.
under Statute of Frauds, s. 4...66–

68.
undue influence in, 88.
verbal, 57.
written, 66.
warranty on, 101, 103,
with alien enemy, 69, 439.

Copyright,

definition of, 32.
basis of, 32.
reciprocity of, 40.
at common law, 32.
by statute, 32.
duration of, 32, 33.
assignment of, 35.
foreigners may acquire, 39.
infringement of, 33, 34.
in what subject-matters, 32 et seq.

title of book, 35.
lectures of professor, 37.
musical compositions, 38.
songs, 38.
periodical works, 33.
Bible and Book of Common

Prayer, 36.
externals of newspaper, 36.
public speeches. 37.
dramatic compositions, 38, 39.
works of art, 38, 39.
translations, 39.

designs, 43, 44.
international, 39.
in the colonies, 39.
is personal property, 33.
registration of, 34, 10.
expunging, 34.
Acts relating to, 32 et seq.
crown rights regarding, 36.
of universities, 36.

King's Printer, 36.
Eton, Westminster, Winchester,

Contractors,

liability of, 279, 283.
with government, 399.

36.

public libraries and

Museum, 36.

British

Contribution

from co-surety, 142.
between uuderwriters, 162, 165.

to general average, 165.
Contributory borough, 384.
Convening parliament, 363 et seq.
Conventicle Act, 674.
Convention

of peers, 466, 467.
Convention parliament, the, 364, 467.
Conversion

of national debt, 561.
Convocation,

generally, 398 n, 521.

legislative power of, 521, 522.
Co-ownership,

in goods, 10.
Co-parcenary,

none in personalty, 10.
Copies,

copyright in, 38.
Copper money, 518.

Cornwall,

Duke of, 463.
wreck in, 537 n.
mines in, 463 n, 542 n.

Corodies, 525 n, 638 n.

Coronation,

of king by archbishop, 431, 638.
of queen consort, 638 n.
oath on, 431, 132.

Coronator,

origin of the term, 605.

Coroner,

deputy, 608.
for admiralty jurisdiction, 610.
district, 606.
of boroughs, 607.
duties of, 608 et seq.

Copyhold estate,

vote for, 381.

Councils, county, 606, 620, 626, 627.
Councils, royal, 466 et seq.
Count, 579.

Counties,

detached parts of, 610, 616 n.
divisions of, 384.
elections for, 402.
electors for, 380.
members for, 380, 384.
parliamentary divisions of, 384.
representation of, 380.

Coroner-cont.

office of, 605.
incompatible with that of sheriff,

607.
appointment of, 603, 606.
powers of, 610.
qualification of, 606.
removal of, 607.
an ex officio magistrate, 613.
remuneration of, 606, 607.

and of witnesses, 611.
sabstituted for sheriff, 613.
inquest by, 608, 609 et seq.

on body of criminal, 609, 612.
jurisdiction of, 609, 610.
commitals by, 611, 612.
jury, 609 et seq.
of Durham and Chester, 606 n.

Lancaster, 606 n.

York, 606 n.
Coroners Act (1887), 605 et seq.
Corporations,

contracts by, 65, 72.
Correction
of apprentice, 275.

servant, 275.
wife, 308.

children, 338.
"Corrupt practices," 408 et seq., 411,
Corrupt Practices Prevention Act

(1854), 408 et seq.
Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act,

(1883), 394, 397, 409 et seq.
Corse present, 703, 704.
Cost Book Mining Co., 134.

County

constabulary, 626.
coroners, 605,

councils, 606, 620, 626, 627.
County boroughs, 396, 616 n.
County corporate, 615 n.
County councils,

transfer of duties to, 606, 620, 626,

627.
County court,

jurisdiction in bankruptcy, 188,

189.
judge of, a justice, 617.

of sheriff, 424, 599, 605.
County justices, 615.
County occupation franchise, 382, 389.
County police, 626.
Court,

for divorce and matrimonial

causes, 286, 327.
under Benefices Act (1898), 641.
of archdeacon, 645.

bishop, 640, 641.
bankruptcy, 188, 189.
orphans, 357.
probate, 231.
Star Chamber, 471.

requests, 471.
martial, 571, 572, 576.
portmote, 500.
prize, 14.
fees, 531, 555 n.

Costs,

interest on, 133.
of litigation by married women,

321.

in patent cases, 31.
Co-surety, 142.

Co-tenants,

of personal estate, 10,
Council
of peers, 466.

judges, 468.
cabinet, 469.
privy, 468 et seq.
lord president of the, 469.

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Crown-cont.

not bound by sale in market overt,

110.
never a minor, 485.
patents now good against, 28.
perfection of, 486.
prerogatives of, 477, 483, 643.
private estates of, 529.
purges attainder, 481.
remission of penalties by, 505.
revenue of, 523 et seq.
settlement of, 480.
sovereignty of, 484.

veto of, 422, 498.
Crown jewels, 269.
Cruelty with adultery, 328.

persistent, 312.
Cruelty to children, 336, 356.
Cubit, 514 n.

Cumberland, Duke of, 463.

Cousins,

certain peers are, of sovereign,

579.
Cousins, first, 241, 290.
Covenant

in bill of sale, 184.
Covenants to settle,

in bankruptcy, 211.
Coventry,

parliament of, 401.
Coverture, 308 et seq.
Cranmer, archbishop, 670.
Credit,

representations as to, 85.

obtaining, by bankrupt, 219.
Creditor,

administration by, 241.
insurable interest of, 168.
preference of, 210.
proof of debt by, 197, 213.
protection of, from fraudulent

sales, 193.
when and when not barred by

statute, 93.
Creditors,

priorities of, 250.
varieties of, 177, 178.

meeting of, 195, 196.
Creditors' assignee, 219.
Creditors' trustee, 196.
Crime

of servant, 285.
Criminal Law Amendment Act (1885),

307, 356.
Crossed cheques, i50.
Crossed Cheques Act (1876), 150.
Crown,

statutes generally, when binding

on, 498.
administration granted to, 242,

345.
hereditary title to, 443, 444, 455.
demise of, 427, 428, 482, 485, 598.
immortality of, 485.
lands of, 527.
leases by, 528.

Cum testamento annexo,

administration, 243.
Curate,

generally, 662.
licence to, 662.
perpetual, 650.

stipend of, 662, 663.
Cure of souls, 648, 651.
Curia advisari vult, 422,
Current coin, 53.
Curtesy, 309.
Custodes pacis, 613.
Custodia comitatus, 595.
C'ustodia legis,

goods in, 7.
Custody,
of child on divorce, 329.

generally, 76, 339.
when taken from parent,

339, 341.
idiots and lunatics, 510, 542.
the temporalities of bishops, 524,

637.
Custom,

guardianship by, 356.
in agency, 100, 102, 115.

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