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civil law. A term which indicates the subjection of
one person to another person, or of a person to a thing, or of a thing... more
civil law. Those servitudes which arise in
consequence of the nature of the soil.
2. By law the inferior heritages, are... more
personal. Those by which the property of a subject,
in Scotland, is burdened in favor, not of a tenement, but of a person. Ersk.
Pr. L.... more
civil law. A service or servitude; a burden imposed by
law, or the agreement of parties upon certain persons, for the benefit of
others; or upon... more
Servitude; slavery; a state of bondage. "Servitus
autem, est constitutio," say the Institutes of Justinian, 1, 3, 2, "qua quis
dominio alieno contra naturam subjicitur." Servitude... more
civil law. The name of a servitude by which an
obligation is imposed on the owner of a house to allow windows or lights to... more
civil law. The name of a servitude which
obliges the owner of an estate to receive, or his right to turn aside, the
droppings or stream... more
SERVITUS TIGNI IMMITTENDI,
civil law. The name of a servitude
which consists in requiring him who owes it, to permit his neighbor to place
his joists on his wall.... more
The time during which a legislative body, a court or
other assembly sits for the transaction of business; as, a session of congress,
which commences on... more
SESSION COURT, or COURT OF SESSION.
The highest civil court in
the kingdom of Scotland. The judges, called lords of the session, are fifteen
2. It... more
contracts. Foreign bills of exchange are generally drawn in
parts; as, "pay this my first bill of exchange, second and third of the same
tenor and... more
TO SET ASIDE.
To annul; to make void; as to set aside an award.
2. When proceedings are irregular they may be set aside... more
contracts, practice. Defalcation; (q. v.) a demand
which a defen-dant makes against the plaintiff in the suit for the purpose of
liquidating the whole or a... more
In Louisiana they are divided into free servants and
slaves. See Slaves; Slavery.
2. Free servants are, in general, all free... more
(negro or mulatto,) Pennsylvania. By the fourth
section of the act for the gradual abolition of slavery, passed the first day
of March, 1780, 1 Smith~s... more
In a series, severally; as, the judges delivered their
Eng. law. A species of service which cannot be due or
performed from a tenant to any lord but the king; and is either grand... more
SERGEANT AT ARMS,
An officer appointed by a legislative body,
whose duties are to enforce the orders given by such bodies, generally under
the warrant of its presiding officer.... more
SERGEANT or SERJEANT,
Engl. law. An officer in the courts of the
highest grade among the practitioners of the law.
SERGEANT or SERJEANT,
in the army. An inferior officer of a
company of foot, or troop of dragoons appointed to see discipline observed, to
teach the soldiers the exercise... more