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SPECIAL VERDICT,
practice. A special verdict is one by which the facts of the case are put on the record, and the law is submitted to the judges.... more

SPECIALTY,
contracts. A writing sealed aud delivered, containing some agreement. 2 Serg. & Rawle, 503; 1 Binn. Rep. 261; Willes, 189; 1 P. Wms. 130. In a... more

SPECIE.
Metallic money issued by public authority. 2. This term is used in contradistinction to paper money, which in some countries is... more

SPECIFIC LEGACY.
A bequest of a particular thing. 2. It follows that a specific legacy may be of animals or inanimate things, provided... more

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE,
remedies. The actual accomplishment of a contract by the party bound to fulfil it. 2. Many contracts are entered into by... more

SKILL,
contracts. The art of doing a thing as it ought to be done. 2. Every person who purports to have skill... more

SLANDER,
torts. The defaming a man in his reputation by speaking or writing words which affect his life, office, or trade, or which tend to his loss... more

SIRE
A title of honor given to kings or emperors in speaking or writing to them. ... more

SISTER.
A woman who has the same father and mother with another, or has one of them only. In the first case she is called sister,... more

SITUS.
Situation;, location. 5 Pet. R. 524. 2. Real estate has always a fixed situs, while personal estate has no such fixed... more

SKELETON BILL,
com. law. A blank paper, properly stamped, in those countries where stamps are required, with the name of a person signed at the bottom. ... more

SINECURE.
In the ecclesiastical law, this term is used to signify that an ecclesiastical officer is without a charge or cure. 2.... more

SINGLE.
By itself, unconnected. 2. A single bill is one without any condition, and does not depend upon any future event to... more

SINGLE ENTRY.
A term used among merchants signifying that the entry is made to charge or to credit an individual or thing, without, at the same time, pre-senting... more

SINGULAR,
construction. In grammar the singular is used to express only one, not plural. Johnson. 2. In law,... more

SINKING FUND.
A fund arising from particular taxes, imposts, or duties, which is appropriated towards the payment of the interest due on a public loan and for the... more

SIMONY,
eccl. law. The selling and buying of holy orders, or an ecclesiastical benefice. Bac. Ab. h. t.; 1 Harr. Dig. 556. By simony is also understood... more

SIMPLE.
Not compounded, alone; as, simple interest, which is interest on the principal sum lent only and not interest on the interest; simple contract, &c. ... more

SIMPLE CONTRACT.
One, the evidence of which is merely oral, or in writing, not under seal, nor of record. 1 Chit. Contr. 1 1 Chit. Pl. 88;... more

SlMPLE LARCENY.
The felonious taking and carrying away the personal goods of another, unattended by acts of violence; it is distinguished from compound larceny, which is the stealing... more

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