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In terrorem

IN TERROREM. By way of threat, terror, or warning. For example, when a legacy is given to a person upon condition not to dispute the validity or the dispositions in wills and testaments, the conditions are not in general obligatory, but only in terrorem; if, therefore, there exist probabilis causa litigandi, the non-observance of the conditions will not be a forfeiture. 2 Vern. 90; 1 Hill. Ab. 253; 3 P. Wms. 344; 1 Atk. 404. But when the acquiescence of the legatee appears to be a material ingredient in the gift, the bequest is only quousque the legatee shall refrain from disturbing the will. 2 P. Wms. 52; 2 Ventr. 352. For cases of legacies given to a wife while she shall continue unmarried, see 1 Madd. R. 590; 1 Rop. Leg. 558.

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In spite of the teeth
In sport
in stages
In statu quo
In stays
In stead of
in stock
in store
in straitened circumstances
in stride
in style
In sum
In sunder
In suo quisque negotio hebetior est quam in alieno
in suspense
In term
-- In terrorem --
In terrorem populi
in that
in that location
in that respect
in the adjacent apartment
in the adjacent house
In the aggregate
in the air
in the altogether
In the article of death
in the bargain
in the beginning
in the buff
In the clouds
In the course of
in the end
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