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SHELLEY~S CASE.
This case, reported in 1 Rep. 93, contains a rule usually known as the rule in Shelley~s case, which has caused more commentaries perhaps than any... more

SEVERANCE,
estates. The act by which any one of the unities of a joint tenancy is effected, is so called; because the estate is no longer... more

SEWER.
Properly a trench artificially made for the purpose of carrying water into the sea, river, or some other place of reception. Public sewers are, in general,... more

SEX
The physical difference between male and female in animals. 2. In the human species the male is called man, (q. v.)... more

SHAM PLEA.
One entered for the mere purpose of delay; it must be of a matter which the pleader knows to be false; as judgment recovered, that is,... more

SHARE.
A portion of anything. Sometimes shares are equal, at other times they are unequal. 2. In companies and corporations the whole... more

SHEEP.
A wether more than a year old. 4 Car. & Payne, 216; 19 Engl. Com. Law Rep. 331, S. C. ... more

SEVERALTY,
title to an estate. An estate in severalty is one which is held by the tenant in his own right only, without any other being joined... more

SEVERANCE,
pleading. When an action is brought in the name of several plain-tiffs, in which the plaintiffs must of necessity join, aud one or more of the... more

TO SETTLE.
To adjust or ascertain to pay. 2. Two contracting parties are said to settle an account when they ascertain what is... more

SETTLEMENT,
domicil. The right which a person has of being considered as resident of a particular place. 2. It is obtained in... more

SETTLEMENT,
contracts. The conveyance of an estate, for the benefit of some person or persons. 2. It is usually made on the... more

TO SEVER,
practice. When defendants who are sued jointly have separate de-fences, they may in general sever, that is, each one rely on his own separate defence; each... more

SEVERAL
A state of separation or partition. A several agreement or cove-nant, is one entered into by two or more persons separately, each binding himself for the... more

SERVANTS,
menial. Domestics those who receive wages, and who are lodged and fed in the house of another, and who are employed in his services. Such servants... more

SERVI.
This name was given by the Romans to their slaves; they were so called from servare, to preserve, from the ancient practice of the generals of... more

SERVICE,
contracts. The being employed to serve another. 2. In cases of seduction, the gist of the action is not injury... more

SERVICE,
feudal law. That duty which the tenant owes to his lord, by reason of his fee or estate. 2. The services,... more

SERVICE
practice. To execute a writ or process; as, to serve a writ of capias signifies to arrest a defendant under the process; Kirby, 48; 2 Aik. R.... more

SERVIENT,
civil law. A term applied to an estate or tenement by which a servitude is due to another estate or tenement. See Dominant; Servitude. ... more

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