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STIPULATED DAMAGES,
contracts. The sum agreed by the parties to be paid, on a breach of a contract, by the party violating his engagement to the other. ... more

STIPULATION,
contracts. In the Roman law, the contract of stipulation was made in the following manner, namely; the person to whom the promise was to be made,... more

STIRPES,
descents. The root, stem, or stock of a tree. Figuratively, it signifies, in law, that person from whom a family is descended, and also the kindred... more

STATION,
civil law. A place where ships may ride in safety. Dig. 49, 12, 1, 13; id. 50, 15, 59. ... more

STATING-PART OF A BILL,
chancery practice. That part of a bill which contains a narrative of the facts and circumstances of the plaintiff~s case, and the wrong or grievance of... more

STATU LIBERI,
in Louisiana. Slaves for a time, who have acquired the right of being free at a time to come, or on a condition which is... more

STATUS.
The condition of persons. It also means estate, because it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with regard to his property. 2... more

STATUTE.
The written will of the legislature, solemnly expressed according to the forms prescribed in the constitution; an act of the legislature. 2.... more

STATES.
By this name are understood in some countries, the assembly of the different orders of the people to regulate the affairs of the commonwealth, as, the... more

TO STATE.
To make known specifically; to explain particularly; as, to state an account, or to show the different items of an account; to state the cause of... more

STATEMENT,
pleading and in practice. In the courts of Pennsylvania, by the act to regulate arbitrations and proceedings in courts of justice, passed March 21, 1806, 4... more

SPECIMEN.
A sample; a part of something by which the other may be known. 2. The act of congress of July 4,... more

SPECULATION,
contracts. The hope or desire of making a profit by the purchase and resale of a thing. Pard. Dr. Com. n. 12. The profit so... more

SPEECH.
A formal discourse in public. 2. The liberty of speech is guarantied to members of the legislature, to counsel in court... more

SPELLING,
The art of putting the proper letters in words. 2. It is a rule that when it appears with certainty... more

SPENDTHRIFT.
By the Rev. Stat. of Vermont, tit. 16, c. 65, s. 9, spendthrift is defined to be a person who by excessive drinking) gaming, idleness or... more

SPERATE
That of which there is hope. 2. In the accounts of an executor and the inventory of the personal assets, he... more

SPES RECUPERANDI.
The hope of recovery. This term is applied to cases of capture of an enemy~s property as a booty or prize. As between the belligerent parties,... more

SPINSTER.
An addition given, in legal writings, to a woman who never was married. Lovel. on Wills, 269. ... more

SPLITTING A CAUSE OF ACTION.
The bringing an action for only a part of the cause of action. This is not permitted either at law nor in equity. 4 Bouv. Inst.... more

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