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" ... a trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors. "
Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another] - Page 284
by sir William Blackstone - 1825
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone - Law - 1807 - 698 pages
...be transferred by bankruptcy. 1. WHO may become a bankrupt. A bankrupt was before b defined to be " a trader, who secretes himself, or does " certain other acts, tending to defraud his creditors." He •was formerly considered merely in the light of a criminal or offender c (1) ; and in this spirit...
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The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer, Volume 1

Richard Burn - Justices of the peace - 1820 - 894 pages
...such a one is broken. But whatever be the derivation of the word, a bankrupt 1ш been defined to be a trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts, tending to defraud his creditors. Throughout the three first statutes, the bankrupt is uniformly called an offender, and the original...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Constitutional Court of South Carolina ...

South Carolina. Constitutional Court of Appeals, Henry Junius Nott, David James McCord - Law reports, digests, etc - 1820 - 664 pages
...house, in order to deceive his creditors, f4 Inst. 177.) And Mr, Justice Blackntone defines one to be " a trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud hi? creditors, (2 Black. 471.) The same author further says, that the benefit of the Laws of Bankruptcy...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Constitutional Court of South ..., Volume 2

South Carolina. Constitutional Court of Appeals, Henry Junius Nott, David James McCord - Law reports, digests, etc - 1821 - 648 pages
...Factors, (Do. Do.} And Judge Blackstone, with these statutes before him, defines a hankrupt to be " a trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors. (2 Com. 254.) The same author further observes, that they allow the benefit of the laws of Bankruptcy...
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The British Prose Writers: Sheldon's table talk. Sir W. Blackstone's ...

British prose literature - 1821 - 328 pages
...forfeiture, according to the custom of the manor. Bankruptcy is the act of becoming a bankrupt; that is, a trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts, tending to defrand his creditors; see Chap. 21. xI. By bankruptcy all the estates of the bankrupt are transferred...
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The British Constitution, Or an Epitome of Blackstone's Commentaries on the ...

Sir William BLACKSTONE, Vincent WANOSTROCHT - Constitutional law - 1823 - 872 pages
...estate in goods and chattels may be transferred by bankruptcy. A bankrupt was before defined to be "a trader, who secretes himself, or does certain other acts, tending to defraud his creditors." The laws of hankruptcy are considered as laws calculated for the benefit of trade, and founded on the...
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Gifford's English lawyer; or, Every man his own lawyer, by John Gifford

Alexander Whellier - 1825 - 836 pages
...drawer of the check will be discharged. CHAPTER XVI. Of Bankruptcy. ""A A BANKRUPT is defined to be " a trader who secretes himself, or does- certain other acts, tending to defraud his creditors." The law of bankruptcy is considered as calculated for the benefit of trade, and founded on the principles...
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 1

Law - 1829 - 418 pages
...unfortunate person (a bankrupt) may, from the several descriptions given of him in our statute laws, be thus defined ; a trader who secretes himself, or...certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.' In consequence of the laws being framed with these views, it must have been often inconvenient for...
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The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present ..., Volume 1

Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins - Law - 1835 - 854 pages
...of bankers in Ireland, the most material being 6 G. 4. c. 42. as amended by 1 W. 4. c. 32. BANKRUPT. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts, tending to defraud his creditors. 2 Cotntn. 285. 471. The word itself is derived from bancus or banque, the table or counter of a tradesman...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 2

William Blackstone - Law - 1836 - 852 pages
...prejudice of him that hath the inheritance 281 10. Bankruptcy is the act of becoming a bankrupt; that is, a trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts, tending to defraud his creditors. (See Ch. XXII.) ... 285 9. Copyhold estates may have also other peculiar causes of forfeiture, according...
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