4. (Law) (a) (Civil Law) A leasing on rent. (b) (Scots Law) A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire. Wharton. (c) (Amer. Law) The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc. Burrill. Bouvier.

(Loc"a*tive) a. (Gram.) Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein; as, a locative adjective; locative case of a noun.n. The locative case.

(Lo"ca*tor) n. One who locates, or is entitled to locate, land or a mining claim. [U.S.]

(Lo*cel"late) a. [L. locellus a compartment, dim. of locus a place.] (Bot.) Divided into secondary compartments or cells, as where one cavity is separated into several smaller ones.

(Loch) n. [Gael. & Olr. loch. See Lake of water.] A lake; a bay or arm of the sea. [Scot.]

(Loch) n. [F. looch, Ar. la'ug, an electuary, or any medicine which may be licked or sucked, fr. la'uq to lick.] (Med.) A kind of medicine to be taken by licking with the tongue; a lambative; a lincture.

Lochaber ax
(Loch*a"ber ax", Loch*a"ber axe") [So called from Lochaber, in Scotland.] A weapon of war, consisting of a pole armed with an axhead at its end, formerly used by the Scotch Highlanders.

(Loch"age) n. (Gr. Antiq.) An officer who commanded a company; a captain. Mitford.

(Loch"an) n. [Gael. See 1st Loch.] A small lake; a pond. [Scot.]

A pond or lochan rather than a lake.
H. Miller.

(Loche) n. (Zoöl.) See Loach.

(||Lo*chi"a) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. pl., fr. belonging to childbirth, a lying in, childbirth.] (Med.) The discharge from the womb and vagina which follows childbirth.

(Lo"chi*al) a. [Cf. F. lochial.] Of or pertaining to the lochia.

(Lock) n. [AS. locc; akin to D. lok, G. locke, OHG. loc, Icel. lokkr, and perh. to Gr. to bend, twist.] A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair.

These gray locks, the pursuivants of death.

(Lock), n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the fastening of a door, fr. lucan to lock, fasten; akin to OS. lukan D. luiken, OHG. luhhan, Icel. lka, Goth. lukan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break. Cf. Locket.]

1. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened.

2. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.

Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carriages.
De Quincey.

3. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock. Dryden.

4. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal.

5. An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to another; — called also lift lock.

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