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SON-IN-LAW,
in Latin called gener. The hushand of one~s daughter. ... more

SOUND MIND.
That state of a man~s mind which is adequate to reason and comes to a judgment upon ordinary subjects, like other rational men. ... more

SOUNDING IN DAMAGES.
When an action is brought, not for the recovery of lands, goods, or sums of money, (as is the case in real or mixed actions, or... more

SOUNDNESS.
In usual health; without any permanent disease. 1 Carr. & Marsh. 291. To create unsoundness, it is requisite that the animal should not be useful for... more

SOURCES OF THE LAW.
By this expression is understood the authority from which the laws derive their force. 2. The power of making all laws... more

SOUS SEING PRIVE.
An act sous seingprive, in Louisiana and by the French law, is an act or contract evidenced by writing under the private signature of the parties... more

SOUTH CAROLINA.
The name of one of the original states of the United States of America. For an account of its colonial history, see article North Carolina. ... more

SOVEREIGN.
A chief ruler with supreme power; one possessing sovereignty. (q. v.) It is also applied to a king or other magistrate with limited powers. ... more

SOVEREIGN,
Eng. law. The name of a gold coin of Great Britain of the value of one pound sterling. ... more

SOVEREIGN STATE.
One which governs itself independently of any foreign power. ... more

SOVEREIGNTY.
The union and exercise of all human power possessed in a state; it is a combination of all power; it is the power to do... more

SPADONES,
civil law. Those who, on account of their temperament, or some accident they have suffered, are unable to procreate. Inst. 1, 11, 9; Dig. 1, 7,... more

SPARSIM.
This Latin adverb signifies scatteredly, here and there, in a scattered manner, sparsedly, dispersedly. It is sometimes used in law; for example, the plaintiff may recover... more

TO SPEAK.
This term is used in the English law, to signify the permission given by a court to the prosecutor and defendant in some cases of misdemeanor,... more

SPEAKER.
The presiding officer of the house of representatives of the United States is so called. The presiding officer of either branch of the state legislatures generally... more

SPEAKING DEMURRER,
equity pleading. One which contains an argument in the body of it; as, for instance, when a demurrer says, "in or about the year 1770," which... more

SPECIAL.
That which relates to a particular species or kind, opposed to general; as special verdict and general verdict; special imparlance and general imparlance; special jury, or... more

SPECIAL AGENT.
A special agent is one whose authority is confined to a particular, or an individual instance. It is a general rule, that he who is invested... more

SPECIAL ASSUMPSIT,
practice. Where an action of assumpsit (q. v.) has been brought on a special contract, and the plaintiff declares upon it, setting out its particular language,... more

SPECIAL BAIL.
A person who becomes specially bound to answer for the appearance of another; the recoguizance or act by which such person thus becomes bound, is also... more

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