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SENATE,
government. The less numerous branch of the legislature. 2. The constitution of the United States, article 1, s. 3, cl. 1, directs... more

SEMINAUFRAGIUM.
A term used by Italian lawyers, which literally signifies half-shipwreck, and by which they understand the jetsam, or casting merchan-dise into the sea to prevent shipwreck.... more

SELECTMEN.
The name of certain officers in several of the United States, who are invested by the statutes of the several states with various powers. ... more

SELLER,
contracts. One who disposes of a thing in consideration of money; a vendor. 2. This term is... more

SEMBLE.
A French word which signifies, it seems. It is commonly used before the statement of a point of law which has not been directly settled; but... more

SEMI-PROOF,
civ. law. Presumptions of fact are so called. This degree of proof is thus deaned: "Non est ignorandum, probationem semiplenam eam esse, per quam rei gestae... more

SELECTI JUDICES.
Judges among the Romans who were selected very much like our juries. They were returned by the praetor, drawn by lot, subject to be challenged and... more

SELF-DEFENCE,
crim. law. The right to protect one~s person and property from injury. 2. It will be proper to consider, 1. The... more

SEIZURE,
practice. The act of taking possession of the property of a person condemned by the judgment of a competent tribunal, to pay a certain sum of... more

SEIGNIORY,
Eng. law. The rights of a lord as such, in lands. Swinb. 174. ... more

SEISIN,
estates. The possession of an estate of freebold. 8 N. H. Rep. 57; 3 Hamm. 220; 8 Litt. 134; 4 Mass. 408. Seisin was used... more

SEEDS
The substance which nature prepares for the reproduction of plants or animals. 2. Seeds which have been sown in the earth... more

SEIGNIOR or SEIGNEUR.
Among the feudists, this name signified lord of the fee. F. N. B. 23. The most extended signification of this word includes not only a lord... more

SEDUCTION.
The offence of a man who abuses the simplicity and confidence of a woman to obtain by false promises what she ought not to grant. ... more

SECUS.
Otherwise. ... more

SEDITION,
crimes. The raising commotions or disturbances in the state; it is a revolt against legitimate authority, Ersk. Princ. Laws, Scotl. b. 4, t. 4, s. 14;... more

SECURITY.
That which renders a matter sure; an instrument which renders certain the performance of a contract. The term is also sometimes applied to designate a person... more

SECURITY FOR COSTS,
practice. In some courts there is a rule that when the plaintiff resides abroad he shall give security for costs, and until that has been done,... more

TO SECURE.
To protect, insure, or save a right. 2. The constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, gives power... more

SECTORES.
Among the Romans the bidders at an auction were so called. Bab. on Auct. 2. ... more

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