Agreed and examined. The independent agreement by a woman to a land transaction involving land held jointly by her and her husband.
Agistment. The taking in of cattle or live stock to feed at a rate of so much per head; the opening of a forest for a specified time to live stock.
Agreement. A contract duly executed and legally binding on the parties making it.
Amercement. The infliction of a penalty left to the 'mercy' of the inflicter; hence the imposition of an arbitrary mulct or fine (originally lighter in amount than fines fixed for specific offences). The mulct or fine so inflicted.
Appurtenance. A thing that belongs to another, a 'belonging'; a minor property, right, or privilege, belonging to another more important, and passing in possession with it; an appendage.
Assignment. The appropriate word to express the transference of personal property (including chattels real), e.g. leaseholds, railway shares, furniture, as distinguished from real property.
Assize. The decree or edict made at a sitting of parliament, e.g. assize of bread or ale.
Attach. To arrest, lay hold of, seize, 'nail'; indict. To secure for legal jurisdiction and disposal, to place or take under the control of a court; to arrest or seize property, goods by authority of a writ of attachment.
Attorney. One appointed or ordained to act for another; an agent, deputy, commissioner. Hence the contrast between 'in person' and 'by attorney.'