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SPECIAL CONSTABLE.
One who has been appointed a constable for a particular occasion, as in the case of an actual tumult or a riot, or for the purpose... more

SPECIAL DAMAGES.
Such as actually have been suffered, and are not implied by law. Vide Damages, Special; and 1 Chit. Pl. 385; Com. Dig. Action on the case... more

SPECIAL DEMURRER,
pleading. One which excepts to the sufficiency of the pleadings on the opposite side, and shows specifically the nature of the objection, and the particular ground... more

SPECIAL DEPOSIT.
A deposit made of a particular thing with the depositary: it is distinguished from an irregular deposit. 2. When a thing... more

SPECIAL ERRORS.
Special pleas in error are those which assign for error matters in confession and avoidance, as a release of errors, the act of limitations, and the... more

SPECIAL IMPARLANCE,
pleading. One which contains the clause, "saving to himself all advantages and exceptions, as well to the writ, as to the declaration aforesaid." 2 Chit. Pl.... more

SPECIAL INJUNCTION.
One obtained only on motion and petition, with notice to the other party, and is applied for, sometimes on affidavit before answer, but more frequently upon... more

SPECIAL ISSUE,
pleading. A plea to the action which denies some particular material allegation, which is in effect a denial of the entire right of action. It differs... more

SPECIAL JURY.
One selected in a particular way by the parties. A pannel is made out, and each party is entitled to strike from it the names... more

SPECIAL NON EST FACTUM.
The name of a plea by which the defendant says that the deed which he has executed is not his own or binding upon him, because... more

SPECIAL OCCUPANT,
estates. When an estate is granted to a man and his heirs during the life, of cestui que vie, and the grantee die without alienation, and... more

SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP.
Special or limited partnerships are of two kinds; 1. Those at common law. 2. Limited partnerships, or those in commendam. 2. Special... more

SPECIAL PLEA IN BAR.
One which advances new matter. It differs from the general in this, that the latter denies some material allegation, but never advances new matter. Gould on... more

SPECIAL PLEADER,
Engl. practice. A special pleader is a lawyer whose professional occupation is to give verbal or written opinions upon statements submitted to him, either in writing... more

SPECIAL PLEADING.
The allegartion of special or new matter, as distinguished from a direct denial of matter previously alleged on the opposite side. Gould on Pl. c. 1,... more

SPECIAL PROPERTY.
This term is used as synonymous with qualified or limited property. It is that property which is not perfect in the hands of the possessor, but... more

SPECIAL REQUEST.
One actually made, at a particular time and place; this term is used in contradistinction to a general request, which need not state. the time when,... more

SPECIAL RULE.
A rule or order of court made in a particular case, for a particular purpose; it is distinguished from a general rule, which applies to a... more

SPECIAL TRAVERSE,
pleading. A technical special traverse begins in most cases, with the words absque hoc, (without this,) which words in pleading form a technical form of negation.... more

SPECIAL TRUST.
A special trust, is one where a trustee is interposed for the execution of some purpose particularly pointed out, and is not, as in the case... more

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