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SUB SILENTIO.
Under silence, without any notice being taken. Sometimes passing a thing sub silentio is evidence of consent. See Silence. ... more

SUBSTANCE,
evidence. That which is essential; it is used in opposition to form. 2. It is a general rule, that on any... more

SUBSTITUTE,
contracts. One placed under another to transact business for him; in letters of attorney, power is generally given to the attorney to nominate and appoint a... more

SUBSTITUTES,
Scotch law. Where an estate is settled on a long series of heirs, substituted one after another, in tailzie, the person first called in the tailzies,... more

SUBSTITUTION,
civil law. In the law of devises, it is the putting of one person in the place of another, so that he may, in default... more

SUBSTITUTION,
chancery practice. This takes place in a case where a creditor has a lien on two different parcels of land, and another creditor has a subsequent... more

SUBSTRACTION,
French law. The act of taking something fraudulently; it is generally applied to the taking of the goods of the estate of a deceased person fraudulently.... more

SUB-TENANT.
The same as under-tenant. See Under-leaser; Under-tenant, and 1 Bell~s Com. 76. ... more

SUBTRACTION.
The act of withhold ing or detaining anything unlawfully. ... more

SUBTRACTION OP CONJUGAL RIGHTS.
The act of a hushand or wife by living separately from the other without a lawful cause. 3 Bl. Com. 94. ... more

SUCCESSION,
in Louisiana. The right and transmission of the rights an obligations of the deceased to his heirs. Succession signifies also the estate, rights and charges which... more

SUCCESSION,
com. law. The mode by which one set of persons, members of a corporation aggregate, acquire the rights of another set which preceded them. This term... more

SUCCESSOR.
One who follows or comes into the place of another. 2. This term is applied more particularly to a sole co6-oration,... more

TO SUE.
To prosecute or commence legal proceedings for the purpose of recovering a right. ... more

SUFFRAGE,
government. Vote; the act of voting. 2. The right of suffrage is given by the constitution of the United States, art.... more

SUFFRANCE.
The permitting a tenant who came in by a lawful title, to remain after his right has expired. Vide Estates at suffrance. ... more

SUGGESTIO FALSI.
A statement of a falsehood. This amounts to a fraud when-ever the party making it was bound to disclose the truth. ... more

SUGGESTION.
In its literal sense this word signifies to inform, to insin-uate, to instruct, to cause to be remembered, to counsel. In practice it is used to... more

SUGGESTIVE INTERROGATION.
This phrase has been used by some writers to signify the same thing as leading question. (q. v.) 2 Benth. on Ev. b. 3, c. 3.... more

SUI JURIS.
One who has all the rights to which a freemen is entitled; one who is not under the power of another, as a slave, a... more

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