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  1. T

    As an abbreviation, this letter usually stands for either "Territory," "Trinity," "term," "tempore," (in the time of.) or "title." Every person who was convicted of felony, short of murder, and admitted to the benefit of clergy, was at one time marked with this letter upon the brawn of the thumb. The practice is abolished. 7 & S Geo. IV. c. 27. By a law of the Province of Pennsylvania, A. D. 1G98, it was provided that a convicted lliief should wear a badge in the form of the letter "T.," [...]
  2. T-account

    A simplified 2 column account resembling the letter 'T' used to illustrate double entry bookkeeping. Has 3 elements, title, left hand columnar and a right hand column.
  3. T-tables

    Tables used to calculate finding for retirement benefits. Interest, as well as mortality rates, are factored in.
  4. T-voyage

    In maritime law. The passing of a vessel by sea from one place, port, or country to another. The term is held to include the enterprise entered upon, and not merely the route. Friend v. Insurance Co., 113 Mass. 326. U
  5. T2S

    T2S (TARGET2-Securities) is a new European securities settlement engine which aims to offer centralised delivery-versus-payment (DvP) settlement in central bank funds across all European securities markets. It is important to take note of the fact that T2S is not a central securities depository (CSD), but a platform which will enable CSDs to increase their competitiveness. After market consultations and a decision by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB), the project was [...]
  6. Tabard

    A tabard is a short coat common for men during the Middle Ages. Generally used while outdoors, the coat was either sleeveless or had short sleeves or shoulder pieces. In its more developed form it was open at the sides, and it could be worn with or without a belt. Though most were ordinary garments, often workclothes, tabards might be emblazoned on the front and back with a coat of arms (livery), and in this form they survive as the distinctive garment of officers of arms. In modern British [...]
    A short gown; a herald's coat; a surcoat.
  7. Tabarder

    One who wears a tabard or short gown; the name is still used as the title of certain bachelors of arts on the old foundation of Queen's College, Oxford. Bine. Lond.
  8. Tabella

    Lat In Roman law. A tablet. Used in voting, and in giving the verdict of juries; and, when written upon, commonly translated "ballot" The laws which introduced and regulated the mode of voting by ballot were called "leges tabellariae." Calvin.; 1 Kent, Comin. 232, note,
  9. Tabellio

    Lat. In Roman law. An officer corresponding in some respects to a notary. His business was to draw legal' instruments, (contracts, wills, etc.,) and witness their execution. Calvin.
    An officer among the Romans who reduced to writing and into proper form, agreements, contracts, wills, and other instruments, and witnessed their execution. The term tabellio is derived from the Latin tabula, seu tabella, which in this sense, signified those tables or plates covered with wax which were then used instead of paper. 8 Toull. n. 5; Delauriere, sur Ragneau, mot Notaire. 2. Tabelliones differed from notaries in many respects: they had judicia jurisdiction in some cases, and from [...]
  10. Taberna

    A taberna (plural tabernae) was a single room shop covered by a barrel vault within great indoor markets of ancient Rome. Each taberna had a window above it to let light into a wooden attic for storage and had a wide doorway. A famous example is the Markets of Trajan in Rome, built in the early 1st century by Apollodorus of Damascus. According to the Cambridge Ancient History, a taberna was a “retail unit" within the Roman Empire and furthermore was where many economic activities and many [...]
    A tavern.
  11. Tabernaculdm

    In old records. A public iuu, or house of entertainment. Cowell.
  12. Tabernaculum

    A tavern.
    In old records. A public inn or house of entertainment. Cowell.
  13. Tabernarius

    Lat In the civil law. A shop-keeper. Dig. 14, 3, 5, 7. In old English law. A taverner or tavern-keeper. Fleta, lib, 2, c. 12, § 17.
  14. Tabes Dorsalis

    Tabes dorsalis, also known as syphilitic myelopathy, is a slow degeneration (specifically, demyelination) of the neural tracts primarily in the dorsal columns (posterior columns) of the spinal cord (the portion closest to the back of the body). These nerves normally help maintain a person's sense of position (proprioception), vibration, and discriminative touch.
    In medical jurisprudence. This is another name for locomotor ataxia. Tabetic dementia is a form of mental derangement or insanity complicated with tabes dorsalis, which generally precedes or sometimes follows, the mental attack.
  15. Table

    A synopsis or condensed statement, bringing together numerous items or details so as to be comprehended In a single view; as genealogical tables, exhibiting the names and relationships of all the persons composing a family; life and annuity tobies, used by actuaries; interest tables, etc. See also Table de Marbre Table of cases Table rents
    A synopsis in which many particulars are brought together in a general view; as genealogical tables, which are composed of the names of persons
  16. Table De Marbre

    Fr. In old French law. Table of Marble; a principal seat of the admiralty, so called. These Tables de Marbre are frequently mentioned in the Ordonnance of the Marine. Burrill
  17. Table Of Cases

    An alphabetical list of the adjudged cases cited, referred to, or digested in a legal text-book, volume of reports, or digest, with references to the sections, pages, or paragraphs where they are respectively cited, etc., which is commonly either prefixed or appended to the volume.
  18. Table Rents

    Rents which were collected to supply the bishop's table.
    In English law. Payments which used to be made to bishops, etc., reserved and appropriated to their table or housekeeping. Wharton.
  19. Table Stakes

    In poker and other gambling games, table stakes are a limit on the amount a player can win or lose in the play of a single hand. A player may bet no more money than they had on the table at the beginning of that hand and consequently cannot go back to their pocket for more money once a hand is dealt. In between hands however, a player is free to re-buy or add-on so long as their entire stack after the re-buy or add-on does not exceed the maximum buy-in. This rule generally applies to cash or [...]
  20. Tableau Of Distribution

    In Louisiana. A list of creditors of an insolvent estate, stating what each is entitled to. Taylor v. Hollander, 4 Mart. N. S. (Lat) 535.
    In Louisiana this is a list of creditors of an insolvent estate, stating what each is entitled to. 4 N. S. 535.

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