Search Results for "S"
When lands are settled to the parent for
life, and after his death to his first and other sons in tail, and trustees are
interposed to... more
The most strict right or law. In general,
when a person receives an advantage, as the grant of a license, he is bound to
conform strictly... more
This phrase is used to denote mere law, in
contradistinction to equity.
pleadings. In an indictment for murder, when the death
arises from any woundng, beating or bruising, it is said, that the word
"struck" is essential. 1... more
A special jury selected by striking from the pannel
of jurors, a certain number by each party, so as to leave a number required by
A case is said to be struck off, where the court has
no jurisdiction, aud can give no judgment, and order that the case be... more
A harlot, or courtezan: this word was formerly used as
an addition. Jacob~s Law Dict. h. t.
To make or declare insane. It is a general rule in
the English law, that a man shall not be permitted to stultify himself; that
descents. This is a metaphorical expression which
designates, in the genealogy of a family, the person from whom others are
descended: those persons who have so... more
crim. law. A machine commonly made of wood, with boles
in it, in which to confine persons accused of or guilty of a crime. ... more
STOPPAGE IN TRANSITU,
contracts. This is the name of that act of
a vendor of goods, upon a credit, who, on learning that the buyer has failed,
resumes the... more
the victuals and provisions collected together for the
subsistence of a ship~s company, of a camp, and the like.
Scotch law. Formerly this word included in its
signification every species of theft, accompanied with violence to the person;
but of late years it has become... more
mar. law. The proper arrangement in a ship, of the
different articles of which a cargo consists, so that they may not injure each
other by... more
maritime law. The running of a ship or other vessel
on shore; it is either accidental or voluntary.
2. It is... more
persons, contracts. This word has several
significations. 1. A person born out of the United States; but in this sense
the term alien is more properly applied,... more
A deception either by words or actions, in times of
war, in order to obtain an advantage over an enenly.
A military government; government by military
chiefs of an army.
A current of water. The right to a water course is not a
right in the fluid itself so much as a right in the... more
A road in a village or city. In common parlance the word
street is equivalent to highway. 4 Serg. & Rawle, 108.