Search Results for "S"
Eng. eccl. law. The name of a suit sued out in the
spiritual court to recover for the fruits of the church, or for the... more
torts. Destruction of a thing by the act of a
stranger; as, the erasure or alteration of a writing by the act of a stranger,
SPONSALIA, or STIPULATIO SPONSALITIA.
A promise lawfully made
between persons capable of marrying each other, that at some future time they
will marry. See Espousals; Ersk. Inst. B. 1, t.... more
international law. Agreements or engagements made by
certain public officers, as generals or admirals, in time of war, either
without author-ity, or by exceeding the limits... more
civil law. He who intervenes for another voluntarily
and without being requested. The engagement which he enters into is only
accessory to the principal. Vide Dig.... more
2. The owner of the soil has the exclusive right to use a spring
arising on his grounds. When... more
estates. One to arise on a future event, when no
preceding estate is limited, and does not take effect in derogation of any
preceding interest. Example:... more
One who goes into a place for the purpose of ascertaining
the best way of doing an injury there.
2. The... more
One who settles on the lands of others without any
legal author-ity; this term is applied particularly to persons who settle on
the public land. 3... more
To make a wound with a pointed instrument; a stab
differs from a cut, (q. v.) or a wound. (q. v.) Russ. & Ry. 356;... more
estates. A pool. It is said to consist of land and
water, and therefore by the name of stagnum, the water and the land may... more
contracts. A third person, chosen by two or more
persons, to keep in deposit property, the right or possession of which is
contested between them and... more
A stale demand is a claim which has been for a
long time undemanded; as, for example, where there his been a delay of twelve
revenue. An impression made on paper, by order of the
government, which must be used in reducing certain contracts to writing, for
The purpose of raising... more
To abide by a thing; to submit to a decision; to
comply with an agreement; to have validity, as the judgment must stand.
STAND SEISED TO USES.
This phrase is frequently used in relation
to conveyances under the statute of uses. A covenant to stand seised to uses is
a species of conveyance... more
in war. An ensign or flag used in war.
measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to
which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel.
Also the quality of certain... more
intern. law. The right of staple as exercised by a
people upon foreign merchants, is defined to be, that they may not allow them
to set... more
Eng. law. A court which formerly had great
jurisdiction and power, but which was abolished by stat. 16, C. I., c. 10, on
account of its... more