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SOIT DROIT FAIT AL PARTIE,
Eng. law. Let right be done to the party. This phrase is written on a petition of right, and subscribed by the king. See Petition of... more

SOKEMANS,
Eng. law. Those who hold their land in socage. 2 Bl. Com. 100. ... more

SOLARES,
Spanish law. Lots of ground. This term is frequently found in grants from the Spanish government of lands in America. 2 White~s Coll. 474. ... more

SOLD NOTE,
contracts. The name of an instrument in writing, given by a broker to a buyer of merchandise, in which it is stated that the goods therein... more

SOLDIER
A military man; a private in the army. 2. The constitution of the United States, amendm. art. 3, directs that no... more

SOLE.
Alone, single; used in contradistinction to joint or married. A sole tenant, therefore, is one who holds lands in his own right, without being joined with... more

SOLEMNITY.
The formality established by law to render a contract, agreement, or other act valid. 2. A marriage, for example, would not... more

SOLICITATION OF CHASTITY.
The asking a person to commit adultery or fornication. 2. This of itself, is not an indictable offence. Salk. 382; 2... more

SOLICITOR.
A person whose business is to be employed in the care and management of suits depending in courts of chancery. 2.... more

SOLICITOR OP THE TREASURY.
The title of one of the officers of the United States, created by the act of May 29, 1830, 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story, L. U.... more

SOLIDO,
IN, civil law. In solido, is a term used to designate those contracts in which the obligors are bound, jointly and severally, or in which several... more

SOLITARY IMPRISONMENT.
The punishment of separate confinement. This has been adopted in Pennsylvania, with complete success. Vide Penitentiary. ... more

SOLUTION,
civil law. Payment. 2. By this term, is understood, every species of discharge or liberation, which is called satisfaction, and with... more

SOLVENCY.
The state of a person who is able to pay all his debts; the opposite of insolvency. (q. v.) ... more

SOLVENT.
One who has sufficient to pay his debts, and all obligations. Dig. 50, 16, 114. ... more

SOLVERE.
To unbind; to untie; to release; to pay; solvere dicimus eum qui fecit quod facere promisit. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 807. ... more

SOLVIT AD DIEM,
pleading. The name of a plea to an action on a bond, or other obligation to pay money, by which the defendant pleads that he paid... more

SOLVITPOSTDIEM,
pleading. The name of a special plea in bar to an action of debt on a bond, by which the defendant asserts that he paid... more

SOMNAMBULISM,
med. juris. Sleep walking. 2. This is sometimes an inferior species of insanity, the patient being unconscious of what he is... more

SON ASSAULT DEMESNE,
pleading. His own first assault. A form of a plea to justify an assault and battery, by whicb the defendant asserts that the plaintiff committed an... more

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