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SUPREMACY.
Sovereign dominion, authority, and preeminence; the highest state. In the United States, the supremacy resides in the people, and is exercises by their constitutional representatives, the... more

SUPRA PROTEST.
Under protest. Vide Acceptance supra protest; dcceptor supra protest; Bills of Exchange. ... more

SUPPRESSIO VERI.
Cocealment of truth. 2. In general a suppression of the truth, when a party is bound to disclose it, vitiates a... more

SUPPLICAVIT,
Eng. law. The name of a writ issuing out of the king~s bench or chancery, for taking sureties of the peace; it is commonly directed to... more

SUPPLICIUM,
civil law. A corporal punishment ordained by law; the punishment of death, so called because it was customary to accompany the guilty man to the place... more

SUPPLIES,
Eng. Law. Extraordinary grants to the king by parliament, to supply the exigencies of the state. Jacob~s Law Dict. h. t. ... more

SUPPORT.
The right of support is an easement which one man, either by contract or prescription, enjoys, to rest the joists or timbers of his house upon... more

SUPERVISOR.
An overseer; a surveyor. 2. There are officers who bear this name whose duty it is to take care of the highways.... more

SUPPLEMENTAL.
That which is added to a thing to complete it as a supplemental affidavit, which is an additional affidavit to make out a case; a supplemental... more

SUPPLEMENTAL BILL,
equity plead. A bill already filed to supply some defect in the original bill. See Bill supplemental. ... more

SUPERSEDEAS,
practice, actions. The name of a writ containing a command to stay the proceedings at law. 2. It is granted on... more

SUPERSTITIOUS USE,
English law. When lands, tenements, rents, goods or chattels are given, secured or appointed for and toward the maintenance of a priest or chaplain to say... more

SUPERNUMERARII
Rom. civil law. From the reign of Constantine to Justinian, advocates were divided into two classes: viz. advocates in title, who were called statute, and supernumeraries. The... more

SUPERFICIES.
A Latin word used among civilians. It signifies in the edict of the praetor whatever has been erected on the soil, quidquid solo inoedificdtum est. Vide... more

SUPERIOR.
One who has a right to command; one who holds a superior rank; as, a soldier is bound to obey his superior. 2. In estates,... more

SUPERFICIARIUS,
civ. law. He who has built upon the soil of another, which he has hired for a number of years or forever, yielding a yearly rent.... more

SUPERFOETATION,
med. jur. The conception of a second embryo, during the gestation of the first, or the conception of a child by a woman already pregnant with... more

SUPER VISUM CORPORE.
Upon view of the body. When an inquest is held over a body found dead, it must be super visum corpore. Vide Coroner; Inquest. ... more

SUPERCARGO,
mar. law. A person specially employed by the owner of a cargo to take charge of the merchandise which has been shipped, to sell it to... more

SUPER ALTUM MARE.
Upon the high sea. Vide High Seas. ... more

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