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SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS.
When cases are-to be adjudged promptly, without any unnecessary form, the proceedings are said to be summary. 2. In no case... more

SUMMING UP,
practice. The act of making a speech before a court and jury, after all the evidence has been heard, in favor of one of the... more

TO SUMMON,
practice. The act by which a defendant is notified by a compepetent officer, that an action has been instituted against him, and that he is required... more

SUMMONERS.
Petty officers who cite men to appear in any court. ... more

SUMMONS,
practice. The name of a writ commanding the sheriff, or other authorized officer, to notify a party to appear in court to answer a complaint made... more

SUMMONS AND SEVERANCE.
Vide Severance; and 20 Vin. Ab. 51; Bac. Ab. h. t.; Archb. Civil Plead. 59. ... more

SUMMUM JUS.
Extreme right, strict right. It is seldom that extreme right can be administered without the danger of doing injustice, for extreme right may produce extreme wrong.... more

SUMPTUARY LAWS.
Those relating to expenses, and made to restrain excess in apparel. 2. In the United States the expenses of every man... more

SUNDAY.
The first day of the week. 2. In some of the New England states it begins at sun setting on Saturday,... more

SUBPOENA,
practice, evidence. A process to cause a witness to appear and give testimony, commanding him to lay aside all pretences and excuses, and appear before a... more

SUBPOENA,
chancery practice. A mandatory writ or process, directed to and requiring one or more persons to appear at a time to come, and answer the matters... more

SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM,
practice. A writ or process of the same kind as the subpoena ad testificandum, including a clause requiring the witness to bring with him and produce... more

SUB PEDE SIGILLI.
Under the foot of the seal; under seal. This expression is used when it is required that a record should be certified under the seal of... more

SUB POTESTATE.
Under or subject to the power of another; as, a wife is under the power of her hushand; a child subject to that of his... more

SUBREPTION,
French law. By this word is understood the fraud committed to obtain a pardon, title, or grant, by alleging facts contrary to truth. ... more

SUBROGATION,
civil law, contracts. The act of putting by a transfer, a person in the place of another, or a thing in the place of another thing.... more

SUBSCRIBING WITNESS.
One who subscribes his name to a writing in order to be able at a future time to prove its due execution; an attesting witness. ... more

SUBSCRIPTION,
contracts. The placing a signature at the bottom of a written or printed engagement; or it is the attestation of a witness by so writing his... more

SUBSCRIPTION LIST.
The names of persons who have agreed to take a newspaper, magazine or other publication, placed upon paper, is a subscription list. ... more

SUBSIDY,
Engl. law. An aid, tax or tribute granted by parliament to the king for the urgent occasions of the kingdom, to be levied on every subject... more

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