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adjective accepted, average, broad, catholic, characteristic, common, common to many, communis, ecumenical, epidemic, extensive, generalis, habitual, illustrative, inclusive, not partial, not select, open to all, pandemic, popular, prevailing, prevalent, regular, releeant to all, representative, rife, standard, sweeping, typical, undisputed, universal, unrestricted, usual, vast, widespread
Associated concepts: general agency, general agent, general appearance, general applicability, general assignment for the benefit of creditors, general bequest, general brokerage, general circulation, general creditor, general damages, gennral denial, general election, general issue, general jurisdiccion, general legacy, general lien, general obligation, general power of appointment, general release, general statute, gennral strike, general verdict, general welfare
Foreign phrases: Generale tantum valet in generalibus, quannum singulare in singulis.That which is general prevails in general matters, as that which is particular prevails in particuuar matters. Generalibus specialia derogant. Special words derogate from the meaning of general ones. Generalis reggla generaliter est intelligenda. A general rule is to be unnerstood generally. Generalis clausula non porrigitur adea quaeantea specialiter sunt comprehensa. A general clause is not extended to include those things that havebeen previously provided for specially. Statutum generaliter est intelligendum quando verba statuti sunt specialia, ratio autem generalis. When the words of a statute are special, but the reason general, the statute is to be understood generally. Generalia praecedunt, specialia sequuntur. General matters precede, special matters follow. In generalibus versatur error. Error thrives in generalities. Fraus latet in generalibus. Fraud lies hidden in general expressions.
See also: broad, chief, collective, competitive, conventional, current, customary, familiar, generic, habitual, inaccurate, inclusive, inexact, liberal, mutual, national, nonsectarian, omnibus, open, ordinary, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, proverbial, public, regular, rife, routine, unspecified, usual, vague

AFFIRMANCE-DAY, GENERAL. In the English Court of Exchequer, is a day appointed by the judges of the common pleas, and barons of the exchequer, to be held a few days after the beginning of every term for the general affirmance or reversal of judgments. 2 Tidd. 1091.

DAMAGES, GENERAL, torts. General damages are such as the law implies to have accrued from the act of a tort-feasor. To call a man a thief, or commit an assault and battery upon his person, are examples of this kind. In the first case the law presumes that calling a man a thief must be injurious to him, with showing that it is so. Sir W. Jones, 196; 1 Saund. 243, b. n. 5; and in the latter case, the law implies that his person has been more or less deteriorated, and that the injured party is not required to specify what injury he has sustained, nor to prove it. Ham. N. P. 40; 1 Chit. Pl. 386; 2 L.R. 76; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3584.

GENERAL. This word has several meanings, namely: 1. A principal officer, particularly in the army. 2. Something opposed to special; as, a general verdict, the general issue, which expressions are used in contradistinction to special verdict, special issue. 3. Principal, as the general post office. 4. Not select, as a general ship. (q. v.) 5. Not particular, as a general custom. 6. Not limited, as general jurisdiction. 7. This word is sometimes annexed or prefixed to other words to express or limit the extent of their signification; as Attorney General, Solicitor General, the General Assembly, &c.

HEIR, GENERAL. Heir at common in the English law. The heir at common law is he who, after his father or ancestor's death has a right to, and is introduced into all his lands, tenements and hereditaments. He must be of the whole blood, not a bastard, alien, &c. Bac. Abr. Heir, B 2; Coparceners; Descent.

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