litigation - the action or process of carrying on a suit in law or equity; legal proceedings + FDV: Various This case, if commoner occurs is a very common case is perhaps the commonest in our courts of litigation.

Mac Dubhghaill (mok dugil) (gael) - son of Dubhghall ("black-foreigner," i.e., Dane); anglic. Doyle.

Mac Eoghain (mok owin) (gael) - son of Eoghan ("well-born")

magnus (l) - great, high + Finn MacCool.

joint - affecting or involving two or more persons

deposit - a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met

joint account - a transaction or speculation entered into by two parties not otherwise in partnership

posit - to put down or assume as a fact + FDV: Owens holds that while so long as there is a joint deposit account in the 2 names there is a mutual obligation.

cite - to summon officially to appear in court of law, whether as principal or witness

warren - a piece of land appropriated to the breeding of rabbits + Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit in Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus stories + FDV: He cites Humphreys & Brerfuchs & Warren, a firm registered as Tango Limited for the sale of certain articles.

disseize - Law. To put out of actual seisin or possession, to dispossess (a person) of his estates, etc., usually wrongfully or by force + deceased.

tango - a colour shade of deep orange + tango (l) - I touch + (CATHOLIC CHURCH).

proprietary - protected by trademark or patent or copyright + Legalese proprietary articles - things made and marketed by a person having exclusive right to manufacture and sell them (Ulysses.15.3250).

instance - a process in a court of justice, a suit; urgency, pressure, urging influence

trustee - a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit

resigned - that has retired from a position

civil servant - a member of the Civil Service

tithe - the tenth part of the annual produce of agriculture, etc., being a due or payment (orig. in kind) for the support of the priesthood, religious establishments, etc.

due - that is owing or payable, as an enforceable obligation or debt

common jury - a jury for which no qualification of property or social standing was required + FDV: The action which was at the suit of the trustee of the Irish Church Emergency fund for payment of tithes due, was heard tried by Judge Doyle & a crown jury.

as to - about, concerning, in regard to + FDV: There was no question as to the debt. For the defence it was stated that payment had been made.

voucher - a small printed piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount or that may be exchanged for goods or services

speak volumes - to express a lot of meaning (about something) esp. without speaking

jucundus (l) - pleasant, agreeable, delightful

fecundus (l) - fertile, fruitful, abundant

xero - dry

pecuniosus (l) - rich, wealthy + Archdeacon J.F.X.P. Coppinger [.22] [575.06] [575.24]

counterclaim - to claim as against a prior claim, or against the plaintiff

tender - to offer, proffer; Law. To offer or advance (a plea, issue, averment; evidence, etc.) in due and formal terms; spec. to offer (money, etc.) in discharge of a debt or liability, esp. in exact fulfilment of the requirements of the law and of the obligation.

creditor - one to whom money is due

cover (Legalese) - deposit or sum of money sufficient to secure againt loss or to meet an obligation + under cover of - under the protection or shelter of.

crossed - obliterated or cancelled by crossing lines + crossed cheque (Legalese) - a cheque drawn across with two parallel lines and further written onto, thus making it payable only through certain channels, to guard against fraud and facilitate safe transmission, under Bills of Exchange Act of 1882.

in the ordinary course (Legalese phrase) - according to accepted financial practice

Harold's Cross - district of Dublin

voucher cheque - in accounting, a cheque bearing upon it, or on a detachable stub, notation of items covered by the cheque

draw - to write out in due form an order to pay money on the writer's account; to write out (a bill, cheque, or draft)

lodgment - the action of depositing (a sum of money, securities, etc.); concr. a deposit of money + FDV: The fund trustee counterclaimed that this was by crossed cheque drawn by the senior partner, by whom the lodgement had been made but in their joint name.

species - coinage, coin, money (obs.) + lodgement of the species (Legalese) - act of depositing money.

particularize - to treat individually or in detail + (bank refused payment because only one partner had signed cheque).

misery - wretchedness of outward circumstances; distress caused by privation or poverty + FDV: The bank particularised the National owned now almost entirely in the hands of Tango Ltd declined to pay

bondholder - a person who holds a bond or bonds granted by a private person or by a public company or government

decline - not to consent or agree (to do something); to refuse

draft - a written order for the payment of money, 'drawn on' or addressed to a person holding money in trust or as an agent or servant of the drawer; a bill or cheque drawn

liability - the condition of being liable or subject to something; Law. The condition of being liable or answerable by law or equity.

whereupon - upon which as a basis of action, argument, etc.; on which account, for which reason; immediately after and in consequence of which

trusty - that may be trusted or relied upon; trustworthy + FDV: and since the truslee negotiated it to a client

negotiate - to transfer or assign (a bill, etc.) to another in return for some equivalent in value

on behalf of - on the part of (another), in the name of, as the agent or representative of

notary - a person publicly authorized to draw up or attest contracts or similar documents, to protest bills of exchange, etc., and discharge other duties of a formal character

consideration - Law. Anything regarded as recompense or equivalent for what one does or undertakes for another's benefit.

relief - deliverance (esp. in Law) from some hardship, burden, or grievance + legal relief (Legalese) - remedy, redress + FDV: [from whom he received legal relief on as consideration]

washable - that can be washed without damage to texture or colour

embossed - carved or moulded in relief, ornamented with figures in relief, richly or sumptuously decorated

Do ut des (Legalese phrase) - Commutative contract in which equality between giving and receiving is emphasised (literally 'I give so that you may give').

pango (l) - I fasten; I drive in, I sink in, I promise + FDV: the cheque, a washable one, had been circulating in the country for over 20 years among holders of Tango Pango Stock (a rival concern) though not a farthing had ever crossed the counter in the form of coin.

stock - the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to partial ownership

concern - a business organization; a business, a firm

demonetize - to deprive of standard monetary value; to withdraw from use as money

farthing - the quarter of a penny, the coin representing this value

fluctuate - to throw into a wave-like motion

in the semblance of - in likeness of, so as to resemble

sour - sullen, austere; displaying, expressing, or implying displeasure or discontent + Saorstát Éireann (Irish) - Irish Free State.

stout - Of persons: Somewhat fat or of heavy build + a dozen of stout - crate of Guinness bottles.

jointly - unitedly, conjunctly: opp. to 'severally' or 'separately'

severally - separately, individually; each of a number of persons or things by himself or itself + jointly and severally (Legalese) - Of an acting person: Both as a member of a group and as an individual.

jurisdiction - the extent or range of judicial or administrative power

garnishee - a legal notice concerning the attachment of a property to satisfy a debt + FDV: The jury, all of whom were Doyles, naturally disagreed whereupon the judge ordered the attachment of the firm.

attachment - the taking of property into the actual or constructive possession of the judicial power + garnishee attachment (Legalese) - act of giving notice to a person for purpose of attaching money or property for which he or she is liable to another.

mandamus - judicial writ (called 'the high prerogative writ of mandamus') issued in the King's name from the Court of King's Bench (now, from the Crown side of the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice) and directed to an inferior court, a corporation, an officer, etc., commanding some specified thing to be done.

deplete - to deprive of contents or supplies; to empty out, exhaust

whilom - that existed, or was such, at a former time; Of a person: 'Late', deceased (obs.)

Guy Fawkes + Brer Fox [.04] [575.11] [575.29]