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SERF.
During the feudal times certain persons who were bound to perform very onerous duties towards others, were so called. Poth. Des Personnes, p. 1, t. 1,... more

SEQUESTRATOR.
One to whom a sequestration is made. 2. A depositary of this kind cannot exonerate himself from the care of the... more

SEQUESTRATION,
Louisiana practice. The Code of Practice in civil cases in Louisiana, defines and makes the following provisions on the subject of sequestration. Art. 269. Sequestration is... more

SEQUESTRATION,
contracts. A species of deposit, which two or more persons, engaged in litigation about anything, make of the thing in contest to an indifferent person, who... more

SEPARALITER
Separately. 2. This word is sometimes used in indictments to show that the defendants are charged separately with offences, which, without... more

SEPARATE ESTATE.
That which belongs to one only of several persons; as, the separate estate of a partner, which does not belong to the partnership. 2 Bouv. Inst.... more

SEPARATE MAINTENANCE,
contracts. An allowance made by a hushand to his wife for her separate support and maintenance. 2. When this allowance is... more

SEPARATE TRIAL,
practice. The trial of one person by himself, when he is jointly indicted with others for an alleged offence. 2. On... more

SEPARATION,
contracts. When the hushand and wife agree to live apart they are said to have made a separation. 2. Contracts of... more

SEPULCHRE.
The place where a corpse is buried. The violation of sepulchres is a misdemeanor at common law. Vide Dead bodies. ... more

TO SEQUESTER,
civil and eccles. law. To renounce. Example, when a widow comes into court and disclaims having anything to do, or to intermeddle with her deceased hushand~s... more

SEQUESTRATION,
chancery practice. The process of sequestration is a writ of commission, sometimes directed to the sheriff, but most usually, to four or more commissioners of the... more

SENTENCE.
A judgment, or judicial declaration made by a judge in a cause. The term judgment is more usually applied to civil, and sentence to criminal proceedings.... more

SENIOR.
The elder. This addition is sometimes made to a man~s name, when two persons bear the same, in order to distinguish them. In practice when nothing... more

SENESCHALLUS.
A steward. Co. Litt. 61 a. ... more

SENILITY
The state of being old. 2. Sometimes in this state it is exceedingly difficult to know whether the individual is or... more

SENATOR,
government. One who is a member of a senate. 2. No person shall be a senator [of the national senate]... more

SENATUS CONSULTUM,
civ. law. A decree or decision of the Roman senate, which had the force of law. 2. When the Roman people... more

SEMPER PARATUS.
The name of a plea by which the defendant alleges that he has always been ready to perform what is demanded of him. 3 Bl. Com.... more

SEN.
This is said to be an ancient word which signified justice. Co. Litt. 61 a. ... more

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