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  1. F

    In old English criminal law, this letter was branded upon felons upon their beingadmitted to clergy ; as also upon those convicted of fights or frays, or falsity. Jacob;Cowell; 2 Reeve, Eng. Law, 392; 4 Reeve, Eng. Law, 4S5.
    Punishment, English law. Formerly felons were branded and marked with a hot iron, with this letter, on being admitted to the benefit of clergy.
  2. F-Law

    Management f-Laws are subversive epigrams about common management practices. Based on observation and experience, they are used to draw attention to entrenched ways of thinking about management and business that are often at odds with common sense or our actual experience. Systems theorist Russell L. Ackoff, his co-author Herbert J. Addison and Sally Bibb invented the term in 2006 to describe their series of over 100 distilled observations of bad leadership and the misplaced wisdom that often [...]
  3. Fabric

    Interlacing fibers that have surface area and the strength to give it structure. It can be woven, knitted, or braided. Refer to textile.
  4. Fabric Are

    Lat. To make. Used In old English law of a lawful coining, and also ofan unlawful making or counterfeiting of coin. See 1 Salk. 342.
  5. Fabric Lands

    In English law. Lands given towards the maintenance, re-building or repairing of cathedral and other churches. Cowell; Blount.
    Lands contributed for support of cathedrals and churches.
  6. Fabrica

    The coinage of money.
    In old English law. The making or coining of money.
  7. Fabricare

    To fabricate; to coin money; to make false coins.
    Lat. To make. Used in old English law of a lawful coining, and also of an unlawful making or counterfeiting of coin. See 1 Salk. 342.
  8. Fabricate

    To forge; to counterfeit.
    To fabricate evidence is to arrange or manufacture circumstances or indicia, after the fact committed, with the purpose of using them as evidence, and of deceitfully making them appear as if acoi-dental or undesigned; to devise falsely or contrive by artifice with the intention to deceive. Such evidence may be wholly forged and artificial or it may consist in se warping and distorting real facts as to create an erro-ncous impression in the minds of those who observe them and then presenting [...]
  9. Fabricated Evidence

    Evidence manufactured or arranged after the fact, and either wholly false or else warped and discolored by artifice and contrivance with a deceitful intent. See supra.
  10. Fabricated Fact

    In the law of evidence. A fact existing only in statement, without any foundation in truth. An acfual or genuine fact to which a false appearance has been designedly given; a physical object placed in a false connection, with another, or with a person on whom it is designed to cast suspicion.
  11. Fabrication

    The process of making an item form raw materials.
  12. Fabula

    A covenant; a contract.
    In old European law. A contract or formal agreement; but particularly used in the Lombardlc and Visigothic laws to denote a marriage contract or a will.
  13. Face

    The face is a central organ of sense and is also very central in the expression of emotion among humans and among numerous other species. The face is normally found on the anterior (frontal, rostral) surface of the head of animals or humans, although not all animals have faces. The face is crucial for human identity, and damage such as scarring or developmental deformities have effects stretching beyond those of solely physical inconvenience.
    That which appears on a document, pleading, writ or other paper.
    The face of an instrument is that which is shown by the mere language employed, without any explanation, modification or addition from extrinsic facts or evidence. Thus, lf the express terms of the paper disclose a fatal legal defect, it is said to be "void on its face." Regarded as an evidence of debt, the face of an instrument is the principal sum which it expresses to be due or payable, without any additions in the way of interest or costs. Thus, the expression "the face of a judgment" means [...]
  14. Face Amount

    The value on the face of an instrument. Examples: On a check: the amount the bearer may withdraw. On a loan or mortgage: the amount of money the borrower receives (does not include interest to be repaid). On a life insurance policy: the amount of money to be paid out at death
    The total amount of coverage provided by an insurance contract, as stated on the face.
  15. Face Of Judgment

    The term that is given to the amount of money that is granted by a judgement without any interest.
  16. Face To Face Communication

    Communicating in real time done by sellers and receivers.
  17. Face Value

    The face value is the value of a coin, stamp or paper money, as printed on the coin, stamp or bill itself by the issuing authority. The face value of coins, stamps, or bill is usually its legal value. However, their market value need not bear any relationship to the face value. For example, some rare coins or stamps may be traded at prices considerably above their face value.
    The apparent value of a commercial paper. See 38 S. C. 238, 17 S. E. 49.
    The PRINCIPAL amount of a security; for standard securities transactions, face value, and PAR VALUE are often equivalent. Face value is distinguished from MARKET VALUE, although in many cases they converge to the same value at maturity.
  18. Facere

    To do; to make; to act; to cause.
    Lat. To do; to make. Thus, facere defaltam, to make default; facere duellum, to make the duel, or make or do battle; facere finem, to make or pay a fine; facere legem, to make one's law; facere sacra mentum, to make oath.
  19. Facial Composite

    A facial composite is a graphical representation of an eyewitness's memory of a face, as recorded by a composite artist. Facial composites are used mainly by police in their investigation of (usually serious) crimes. These images are also used to reconstruct the victim's face in hope of identifying them.
  20. Facias

    You do it.
    That you cause. Occurring in the phrases "scire facias," (that you cause to know,) "fieri facias," (that you cause to be made,) etc.

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