Re: What is CC ?? - Steven J. Coker
Subject: Re: What is CC ??
From: Steven J. Coker
Date: February 07, 1999

QUESTION: I have a copy of a typed record.  The typed document was made in the
1930's and was a copy of an earlier document from the early 1800's.  It lists
the name of who bought property then 2 or 3 names underneath which have "CC"
after them. Can you tell me what the "CC" means?


It might indicate the names of the people who witnessed the signing in the
presence of the clerk of court.

1. Extracted From:
   Webster's 9th New Collegiate Dictionary, (c)1984

cc is an abbreviation for carbon copy, chief clerk, common carrier, community
college, country club.

Comment: Before copy machines and computers became common, typists made copies
using carbon paper.  They indicated who got a carbon paper copy by the
abbreviation cc next to those names.  This abbreviation is still widely used
today to indicate who gets copies even though carbon paper is rarely used today
in making the copies.  Some people interpret cc to mean courtesy copy, but this
is a recent meaning.  I don't know when carbon paper was invented, but I suspect
it was not used in the early 1800's.

2. Extracted From:
   by John Bouvier

C.C. Circuit Court.
C.C. Cepi Corpus.
C.C. or Ch. Cas. Cases in Chancery in three parts.
C.C.C. or Cr. Cir. Com. Crown Circuit Companion.
C.C.& C. Cepi corpus et committitur. See Capias ad satisfaciendum, in the
  body of the work.
C.C.E. or Cain. Cas. Caines' Cases in Error.

CEPI. A Latin word signifying I have taken. Cepi corpus, I have taken the body;
cepi and B. B., I have taken the body and discharged him on bail bond; cepi
corpus et est in custodia, I have taken the body and it is in custody; cepi
corpus, et est languidus, I have taken the body of, &c. and he is sick. These
are some of the various returns made by the sheriff to a writ of capias. 

CEPI CORPUS, practice. The return which the sheriff, or other proper officer,
makes when he has arrested a defendant by virtue of a capias.

CAPIAS, practice. This word, the signification of which is "that you take," is
applicable to many heads of practice. Several writs and processes, commanding
the sheriff to take the person of the defendant, are known by the name of
capias. For example: there are writs of capias ad respondendum, writs of capias
ad computandum, writs of capias ad satisfaciendum, &c., each especially adapted
to the purposes indicated by the words used for its designation.

CANCELLARIA CURIA. The name formerly given to the court of chancery. 

CAPITE, descents. By the head. Distribution or succession per capita, is said to
take place when every one of the kindred in equal degree, and not jure
representationis, receive an equal part of an estate. 

CARRIERS, contracts. There are two kinds of carriers, namely, common carriers,
(q.v.) who have been considered under another head; and private carriers. These
latter are persons who, although they do not undertake to transport the goods of
such as choose to employ them, yet agree to carry the goods of some particular
person for hire, from one place to another. 
  2. In such case the carrier incurs no responsibility beyond that of any other
ordinary bailee for hire, that is to say, the responsibility of ordinary
diligence.... But in Gordon v. Hutchinson, ... it was holden that a Wagoner Who
carries goods for hire, contracts,the responsibility of a common carrier,
whether transportation be his principal and direct business, or only an
occasional and incidental employment. 
  3. To bring a person within the description of a common carrier, he must
exercise his business as a public employment; he must undertake to carry goods
for persons generally; and he must hold himself out as ready to engage in the
transportation of goods for hire, as a business; not as a casual occupation pro
hac vice.

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