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SURVEY,
The act by which the quantity of a piece of land is ascertained; the paper containing a statement of the courses, distances, and quantity of land,... more

SURREPTITIOUS.
That which is done in a fraudulent stealthy manner. SURROGATE. In some of the states, as in New Jersey, this is... more

SURRENDER OF CRIMINALS.
The act by which the public authorities deliver a person accused of a crime, and who is found in their, jurisdiction, to the authorities within whose... more

SURRENDEREE
One to whom a surrender has been made. SURRENDEROR. One who makes a surren der; as when the tenant gives... more

SURRENDER,
estates, conveyancing. A yielding up of an estate for life or years to him who has an immediate estate in reversion or remainder, by which the... more

SUBREJOINDER,
pleading. The plaintiff~s answer to the defendant~s rejoinder. It is governed in every respect by the same rules as the replication. (q. v.) Steph. Pl. 77;... more

SURREBUTTER,
pleading. The plaintiff~s answer to the defendant~s rebutter is governed by the same rules as the replication. (q. v.) Vide 6 Com. Dig. 185; 7 Com.... more

SURPLUSAGE,
accounts. A greater dishursement than the charges of the accountant amount to. ... more

SURPRISE.
This term is frequently used in courts of equity and by writers on equity jurisprudence. It signifies the act by which a party who is entering... more

SURPLUSAGE,
pleading. A superfluous and useless statement of matter wholly foreign and impertinent to the cause. 2. In general surplusagium non nocet,... more

SURPLUS.
That which is left from a fund which has been appropriated for a particular purpose; the remainder of a thing; the overplus the residue. (q. v.)... more

SURGERY,
med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure. ... more

SURNAME.
A name which is added to the christian name, and which, in modern times, have become family names. 2. They are... more

SURETYSHIP,
contracts. An accessory agreement by which a person binds himself for another already bound, either in whole or in part, as for his debt, default or... more

SURETY OF THE PEACE,
crim. law. A security entered into before. Some competent court or officer, by a party accused, together with some other person, in the form of recognizance... more

SURETY,
contracts. A person who binds himself for the payment of a sum of money or for the performance of something else, for another, who is already... more

SUR CUI ANTE DIVORTIUM.
The name of a writ issued in favor of the heir of the wife, where the hushand alienated the wife~s lands, during the coverture, and afterwards they... more

SURCHARGE,
chancery practice. When a bill is filed to open an account, stated, liberty is sometimes given to the plaintiff to surcharge and falsify such account. That... more

SUPREME COURT.
The court of the highest jurisdiction in the United States, having appellate jurisdiction over all the other courts of the United. States, is so called. Its... more

SUPREME.
That which is superior to all other things; as the supreme power of the state, which is an authority over all others. The supreme court, which... more

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