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" To this head may also be referred the practice of what is called a set-off: whereby the defendant acknowledges the justice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand, but on the other sets up a demand of his own, to counterbalance that of the plaintiff,... "
British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an ... - Page 23
by William Nicholson - 1821
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The New Instructor Clericalis: Stating the Authority, Jurisdiction, and ...

John Impey - Civil procedure - 1785 - 543 pages
...defendant acknowledges the juftnefs of the plaintiffis demand on the one hand ; but . on the other, fets up a demand of his own to counterbalance that of the plaintiff, either in the whole, or in part ; but this muft be where there are mutual debts between the parties. 2 Gto. 2. r. a2. 8 Geo. 2. r....
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 3

William Blackstone - Law - 1791
...defendant acknowleges the juftice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand ; but on the other, fets up a demand of his own, to counterbalance that of...either in the whole or in part : as, if the plaintiff fues for ten pounds due on a note of hand, the defendant may fet off nine pounds due to himfclf for...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England,: In Four Books, Volume 3

William Blackstone - Law - 1794
...defendant acknowleges the juftice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand ; but on the other, fets up a demand of his own, to counterbalance that of...either in the whole or in part : as, if the plaintiff fues for ten pounds due on a note of hand, the defendant may fet off nine pounds due to himfelf for...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 15, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...defendant acknowledges the juftice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand ; but on the other, fete up a demand of his own, to counterbalance that of...either in the whole or in part ; as, if the plaintiff fues for ten pounds due on a pote of hand, the defendant may fct off nine pounds due to himfelf for...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 17, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...the juftice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand j but, on the other, fets up a demand of hit own, to counterbalance that of the plaintiff, either in the whole, or in part : as, if the plaintiff fues for loi. due on a note of hand, the defendant may fet off 9 1. due to himfelf for merchandife...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 3

William Blackstone - Law - 1800
...defendant acknowleges thejuftice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand ; but on the other fets up a demand of his own, to counterbalance that of...either in the whole or in part: as, if the plaintiff fues for ten pounds due on a note of hand, the defendant may fet off nine pounds due to himfelf for...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England,: In Four Books, Volume 3

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1800
...defendant acknowleges thejuftice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand ; but on the other fets up a demand of his own, to counterbalance that of the plaintiff, either in the whole or in pan: as, if the plaintiff fues for ten pounds due on a note of hand, the defendant may fct off nine...
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A Supplement to Johnson's English Dictionary: Of which the Palpable Errors ...

George Mason - English language - 1803 - 269 pages
...defendant acknowledges the juftice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand ; but on the other fets up a demand of his own, to counterbalance that of the plaintiff, either on the whole or in part. Blacißonc. " SE'TTLEMKNT. n « 6. A colony." Who commanded for feveral years...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 19

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...juilice of the plaintiff's demand on the one hand ; but, on the other, fets up a demand of his «jwn, to counterbalance that of the plaintiff, either in the whole, or in part : as, if the plaintiff fues for ici. due on a note of hand, the defendant may fet off 9!. due to himfelf for merchandife fold...
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A Compendious Law Dictionary: Containing Both an Explanation of the Terms ...

Thomas Potts - Law - 1815 - 804 pages
...defendant acknowledges the justice of the plaintiff'* demand on the one baud, but on the oilier set* up a demand of his own, to counterbalance that of...plaintiff, either in the whole, or in part; as if the pl.nnliff sue for le/, due on a note of hand, the defendant may set-ojjf9t. due to hiuiself for merchandize...
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