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SUTLER.
A man whose employment is to sell provisions aud liquor to a camp. 2. By the articles of war, art. 29, no... more

SWAINMOTE COURT,
Engl. law. The court within the forest to which all the freeholders owe suit and service. Bac. Ab. Courts of the Forest, 2. ... more

TO SWEAR.
To take an oath, judicially administered. Vide Affirmation; Oath. 2. To swear also signifies to use such profane language as is forbidden by... more

SWINDLER,
criminal law. A cheat; one guilty of defrauding divers persons. 1 Term Rep. 748; 2 H. Blackst. 531; Stark. on Sland. 135. ... more

SYMBOL
A sign; a token; a representation of one thing by another. 2. A symbolical delivery is equivalent, in many cases, in... more

SYNALLAGMATIC CONTRACT,
civil law. A synallagmatic or bilateral contract is one by which each of the contracting parties binds himself to the other; such are the contracts of... more

SYNDIC.
A term used in the French law, which answers in one sense to our word assignee, when applied to the management of bankrupts~ estates; it has... more

SYNGRAPH
A deed, bond, or other instrument of writing, under the band and seal of all the parties. It was so called because the parties wrote together.... more

SYNOD.
An ecclesiastical assembly. ... more

SUSPICION.
A belief to the disadvantage of another, accompanied by a doubt. 2. Without proof, suspicion, of itself, is evidence of nothing. When... more

SUBPENSIVE CONDITION.
One which prevents a contract from going into operation until it has been fulfilled; as if I promise to pay you one thousand dollars on condition... more

SUSPENSION,
eccl. law. An ecclesiastical censure, by which a spiritual person is either interdicted tho exercise of his ecclesiastical function, or hin-dered from receiving the profits of... more

SUSPENSION OF ARMS
An agreement between belligerents, made for a short time or for a particular place, to cease hostilities between them. See Armistice. Truce. ... more

SUSPENSION OF A RIGHT.
The act by which a party is deprived of the exercise of his right, for a time. 2. When a right is... more

SUS~ PER COLL~,
EngI. law. In the English practice, a calendar is made out of attainted criminals, and the judge signs the calendar with their separate judgments in the... more

SUSPENDER,
Scotch law. He in whose favor a suspension is made. 2. In general a suspender is required to give caution to... more

SUSPENSE.
When a rent, profit a prendre, and the like, are, in consequence of the unity of possession of the rent, &c., of the land out... more

SUSPENSION.
A temporary stop of a right, of a law, and the like. 2. In times of war the habeas corpus act maybe... more

SUSPENSION,
Scotch law. That form of law by which the effect of a sentence-condemnatory, that has not yet received execution, is stayed or postponed, till the cause... more

SURVIVOR.
The longest liver of two or more persons. 2. In crises of partnership, the surviving partner is entitled to have all... more

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