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STATUTE MERCHANT
English law. A security entered before the mayor of London, or some chief warden of a city, in pursuance of 13 Ed. 1. stat. 3, c. 1,... more

STATUTES STAPLE,
English law. The statute of the staple, 27 Ed. HI. stat. 2, confined the sale of all commodities to be exported to certain towns in England,... more

STATUTI,
Rom. civ. law. From Constantine to Justinian, advocates, were arranged in two classes: viz. those called Statuti, and the supernumeraries. (q. v.) The Statute were those... more

STAY OF EXECUTION,
practice. A term during which no execution can issue on a judgment. 2. It is either conventional, when the parties agree... more

STAYING PROCEEDINGS.
The suspension of an action. 2. Proceedings are stayed absolutely or conditionally. 3. - 1. They... more

STEALING.
This term imports, ex vi termini, nearly the same as larceny; but in common parlance, it does not always import a felony; as, for example, you... more

STELLIONATE,
civil law. A name given generally, to all species of frauds committed in making contracts. 2. This word is said to... more

STEP-DAUGHTER.
In Latin privigna, is the daughter of one~s wife, or of one~s hushand. ... more

STEP-FATHER.
In Latin vitricus, is the hushand of one~s mother who is not the father of the person spoken of. ... more

STEP-MOTHER.
In Latin noverca, is the wife of one~s father, who is not the mother of the person spoken of. ... more

STEP-SON.
In Latin privignus, is the son of one~s wife, or of one~s hushand. ... more

STERE.
A French measure of solidity used in measuring wood. It is a cubic metre. Vide Measure. ... more

STERILITY.
Barrenness; incapacity to produce a child. It is curable and incurable; when of the latter kind, at the time of the marriage, and arising from impotency,... more

STERLING.
Current money of Great Britain, but anciently a small coin, worth about one penny; and so called, as some suppose, because it was stamped with the... more

STET PROCESSUS,
practice. An order made, upon proper cause shown, that the process remain stationary. As where a defendant having become insolvent would, by moving judgment in the... more

STEVEDORE.
A person employed in loading and unloading vessels. Dunl. Adm. Pr. 98. Vide Arrameurs; Sac ... more

STEWARD OF ALL ENGLAND.
Seneschallus totius Angliae. An officer among the English who was invested with various powers, and, among others, it was his duty to preside on the trial... more

STEWS,
Eng. law., Places formerly permitted in England to women of professed lewdness, and who, for hire, would prostitute their bodies to all comers. ... more

STILLICIDIUM,
civ. law. The rain water that falls from the roof or eaves of a house by scattered drops. When it is gathered into a spout... more

STINT,
Eng. law. The proportionable part of a man~s cattle, which he may keep upon the common. 2. To use a thing... more

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