Civil Code Terms
à forfait et sans garantie – no recourse on commercial paper.
achat – purchase.
acquèts – gains other than by succession.
action – share of stock.
adjudication – sale at public auction.
arrogation – adopted at age of majority or older.
assignation – a summons.
bastardy – illegitimate birth, three types:
1. adulterine – one or more parents are married to some one else,
2. natural – both parents are single and could have married, and
3. special – both parents are single and later do marry without an intervening
either part. This legitimizes the child in most states, except Louisiana until 1870s.
batture – the piece of land which runs from the legal bank/edge to the middle of the water
course dividing it from other parcels of land.
biens – movable and immovable property gains other than by succession.
bon – check or voucher (a promise to pay upon demand).
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