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SERVITUDE,
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

SERVITUDES, NATURAL,
civil law. Those servitudes which arise in consequence of the nature of the soil. 2. By law the inferior heritages, are... more

SERVITUDES,
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

SERVITUS,
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

SERVITUS.
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

SERVITUS LUMINUM,
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

SERVITUS STILLIClDII,
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

SESSION.
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 in number. 2. It... more

SET,
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

SET-OFF,
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

SERVANTS.
In Louisiana they are divided into free servants and slaves. See Slaves; Slavery. 2. Free servants are, in general, all free... more

SERVANTS,
(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

SERIATIM.
In a series, severally; as, the judges delivered their opinions seriatim. ... more

SERJEANTY,
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. ... more

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

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