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SIGILLUM.
A seal. (q. v.) Vide Scroll. SIGHT, contracts. Bills of exchange are frequently made payable at sight, that is, on presentment,... more

SHIP~S PAPERS.
Those documents which are required on board of neutral ships, as evidence of their neutrality, These are the passports, sea-letter, muster-roll, charter party, bill of lading,... more

SHIPPER.
One who ships or puts goods on board of a vessel, to be carried to another place during her voyage. In general, the shipper is... more

SHIPPING ARTICLES,
contr. mar. law. The act of congress of July 20, 1790, s. 1, directs that a master of any vessel bound from a port in... more

SHIPWRECK.
The loss of a vessel at sea, either. by being swallowed up by the waves, by running against another vessel or thing at sea, or on the... more

SHIRE,
Eng. law. A district or division of country. Co. Lit. 50 a. ... more

SHOP BOOK.
This name is given to a book in which a merchant, mechanic, or other person, makes original entries of goods sold or work done. ... more

SHORE.
Land on the side of the sea, a lake, or a river, is called the shore. Strictly speaking, however, when the water does not ebb... more

SHORT ENTRY.
A term used among bankers, which takes, place when a note has been sent to a bank for collection, and an entry of it is... more

SI FACERIT TE SECUREM.
If he make you secure. These words occur in the form of writs, which originally requited, or still require, that the plaintiff should give security to... more

SICKNESS.
By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfil iis usual functions. ... more

SIDE BAR RULES,
Eng practice. Rules which were formerly moved for by attorneys on the side bar of the court; but now may be had of the clerk of... more

SHIP~S HUSBAND,
mar. law. An agent appointed by the owner of a ship, and invested with authority to make the requisite repairs, and attend to the management, equipment,... more

SHIP DAMAGES.
In the charter parties with the English East India Company, these words occur; their meaning is damage from negligence, insufficiency or bad stowage in the ship.... more

SHIP BROKER.
One who transacts business between the owners of vessels and merchants who send cargoes. ... more

SHILLING,
Eng. law. The name of an English coin, of the value of one twen-tieth part of a pound. In the United States, while they were... more

SHIP.
This word, in its most enlarged sense, signifies a vessel employed in navigation; for example, the terms the ship~s papers, the ship~s hushand, shipwreck, and the... more

SHERIFFALTY.
The office of sheriff, the time during which a sheriff is to remain in office. ... more

SHIFTING USE,
estates. One which takes effect in derogation of some other estate, and is either limited by the deed creating it, or authorized to be created by... more

SHERIFF.
The name of the chief officer of the county. In Latin he is called vice comes, because in England he represented the comes or earl. His... more

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