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SUICIDE,
crimes, med. jur. The act of malicious self-murder; felo de se. (q. v.) 3 Man. Gran. & Scott, 437, 457, 458; 1 Hale, P. C.. 441.... more

SUITE.
Those persons, who by his authority, follow or attend an ambassador or other public minister. 2. In general the suite of... more

SUITOR
One who is a party to a suit or action in court. One who is a party to an action. In its ancient sense, suitor... more

SULTAN.
The title of the Turkish sovereign and other Mabometan princes. ... more

STUPIDITY,
med. jur. That state of the mind which cannot perceive and embrace the data presented to it by the senses; and therefore the stupid person can,... more

STUPRUM,
civ. law. The criminal sexual intercourse which took place between a man and a single woman, maid or widow, who before lived honestly. Inst. 4, 18,... more

SUB-AGENT.
A person appointed by an agent to perform some duty, or the whole of the business relating to his agency. 2.... more

SUBALTERN.
A kind of officer who exercises his authority under the superintendence and control of a superior. ... more

TO SUBDIVIDE.
To divide a part of a thing which has already been divided. For example, when a person dies leaving children, and grandchildren, the children of one... more

SUBINFEUDATION,
estates, English law. The act of an inferior lord by which he carved out a part of an estate which he held of a superior, and... more

SUBJECT,
contracts. The thing which is the object of an agreement. This term is used in the laws of Scotland. ... more

SUBJECT,
persons, government. An individual member of a nation, who is subject to the laws; this term is used in contradistiction to citizen, which is applied to... more

SUBJECT-MATTER
The cause, the object, the thing in dispute. 2. It is a fatal objection to the jurisdiction of the court when... more

SUBJECTION.
The obligation of one or more persons to act at the discretion, or according to the judgment and will of others. ... more

SUBLEASE.
A lease by a tenant to another tenant of a part of the premises held by him; an underlease. ... more

SUBMISSION.
A yielding to authority. A citizen is bound to submit to the laws; a child to his parents; a servant to his master. A victor may... more

SUBMISSION,
contracts. An agreement by which persons who have a law-suit or difference with one another, name arbitrators to decide the matter, and bind themselves reciprocally to... more

SUB MODO.
Under a qualification; a legacy may be given sub modo, that is, subject to a condition or qualification. ... more

SUBNOTATIONS,
civ. law. The answers of the prince to questions which had been put to him respecting some obscure or doubtful point of law. Vide Rescripts. ... more

SUBORNATION OF PERJURY,
crim. law. The procuring another to commit legal perjury, who in consequence of the persuasion takes the oath to which be has been incited. Hawk. B. 1,... more

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