If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process. - Justice Felix Frankfurter, concurring, U.S. v. Mine Workers, 330 U.S. 312 (1946).


The term fixed for payment of a draft. This word, applied to an instrument in pleading, signifies an exact copy; it differs from purport. In chancery practice, by tenor is understood a certified copy of records of other courts removed into chancery by certiorari.