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vil and not a criminal proceeding. 2 Dall. R. 419, 431,
432; 1 Tuck. Bl. Com. App. 420, 421; Story, Const. Sec. 1668.
2. By the constitution of the United States the judicial power shall
extend to controversies to which the United States shall be a party. Art. 2,
1. The meaning to be attached to the word controversy in the constitution,
is that above given.CONTUBERNIUM, civ. law. As among the Romans, slaves had no civil state,
their marriages, although valid according to natural law, when contr acted
with the consent of their masters, and when there was no legal bar to them,
yet were without civil effects; they having none except what arose from
natural law; a marriage of this kind was called contubernium. It was so
called whether both or only one of the parties was a slave. Poth. Contr. de
Mariage, part 1, c. 2, Sec. 4. Vicat, ad verb.CONTUMACY, civil law. The refusal or neglect of a party accused to appear
and answer to a charge preferred against him in a court of justice. This
word is derived from the Latin contumacia, disobedience. 1 Bro. Civ. Law,
455; Ayl. Parer. 196; Dig. 50, 17, 52; Code Nap. art. 22.
2. Contumacy is of two kinds, actual and presumed: actual contumacy is
when the party before the court refuses to obey some order of the court;
presumed contumacy is the act of refusing or declining to appear upon being
cited. 3 Curt. Ecc. R. 1.CONTUMAX, civ. law. One accused of a crime who refuses to appear and answer
to the charge. An outlaw.CONTUSION, med. jurisp. An injury or lesion, arising from the shock of a
body with a large surface, which presents no loss of substance, and no
apparent wound. If the skin be divided, the injury takes the name of a
contused wound. Vide 1 Ch. Pr, 38; 4 Carr. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; 6 Carr.
& P. 684; 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 178.CONUSANT. One who knows as if a party knowing of an agreement in which he
has an interest, makes no objection to it, he is said to be conusant. Co.
Litt. 157.CONUSANCE, CLAIM OF, English law. This is defined to be an intervention by a
third person, demanding judicature in the cause against the plaintiff, who
has chosen to commence his action out of claimant's court. 2 Wilson's R.
2. It is a question of jurisdiction between the two courts Fortesc. R.
157; 5 Vin. Abr. 588; and not between the plaintiff and defendant, as in the
case of plea to the jurisdiction, and therefore it must be demanded by the
party entitled to conusance, or by his representative, and not by the
defendant or his attorney. Id. ibid. A plea to the jurisdiction must be
pleaded in person, but a claim of conusance may be made by attorney. 1 Chit.
3. There are three sorts of conusance. 1. Tentere placita, which does