In cases of seduction, the gist of the action is not injury which the seducer has inflicted on the parent by destroying his peace of mind, and the reputation of his child, but for the consequent inability to perform those services for which she was accountable to her master or her parent who assumes this character for the purpose.
feudal law. That duty which the tenant owes to his lord, by reason of his fee or estate.
The services, in respect of their quality, were either free or base, and in respect of their quantity and the time of exacting them, were either certain or uncertain.
In the civil law by service is sometimes understood servitude.
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