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STRICT SETTLEMENT.
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

STRICTISSIMI JURIS.
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

STRICTUM JUS.
This phrase is used to denote mere law, in contradistinction to equity. ... more

STRUCK,
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

STRUCK JURY.
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 law... more

STRUCK OFF.
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

STRUMPET.
A harlot, or courtezan: this word was formerly used as an addition. Jacob~s Law Dict. h. t. ... more

TO STULTIFY
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 is,... more

STOCK,
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

STOCKS,
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

STORES.
the victuals and provisions collected together for the subsistence of a ship~s company, of a camp, and the like. ... more

STOUTHRIEFF,
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

STOWAGE,
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

STRANDING,
maritime law. The running of a ship or other vessel on shore; it is either accidental or voluntary. 2. It is... more

STRANGER
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

STRATAGEM.
A deception either by words or actions, in times of war, in order to obtain an advantage over an enenly. 2.... more

STRATOCRACY.
A military government; government by military chiefs of an army. ... more

STREAM.
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

STREET.
A road in a village or city. In common parlance the word street is equivalent to highway. 4 Serg. & Rawle, 108. ... more

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