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  • Cross bill — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross bill — see bill 3a Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • cross|bill — «KRS BIHL, KROS », noun. a small finch whose powerful bill has points that cross each other when the bill is closed …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross bill — noun A bill brought by the defendant in a Chancery suit against the plaintiff • • • Main Entry: ↑cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross bill — A bill of complaint by a defendant against a complainant, against a codefendant or codefendants, or against both a complainant and codefendant, upon a subject appearing in the complainant s bill. The pleading by cross bill is auxiliary to the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cross-bill — n. any stout finch of the genus Loxia, having a bill with crossed mandibles for opening pine cones …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross bill — claim made to counter a claim against oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bill — n 1: a draft of a law presented to a legislature for enactment; also: the law itself the GI bill ap·pro·pri·a·tions bill /ə ˌprō prē ā shənz /: a bill providing money for government expenses and programs ◇ Appropriations bills originate in the… …   Law dictionary

  • Cross — (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross action — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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