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SIMPLE OBLIGATION.
An unconditional obligation, one which is to be performed without depending upon any event provided by the parties to it. ... more

SIMPLE TRUST.
A simple trust corresponds with the ancient use, and is where property is simply vested in one person for the use of another, and the nature... more

SIMPLEX.
Simple or single; as, charta simplex, is a deed-poll, of single deed. Jacob~s L. Dict. h. t. ... more

SIMPLICITER.
Simply, without ceremony; in a summary manner. ... more

SIMUL CUM,
pleading. Together with. These words are used in indictments and declarations of trespass against several persons, when some of them are known and others are unknown.... more

SIMULATION,
French law. This word is derived from the Latin simul, together. It indicates, agreeably to its etymology, the concert or agreement of two or more persons... more

SINE DIE.
Without day. A judgment for a defendant in many cases is quod eat sine die, that he may go without day. While the cause is... more

SIMILITER,
pleading. When the defendant~s plea contains a direct contradiction of the declaration, and concludes with referring the matter to be tried by a jury of the... more

SILVA CAEDUA.
By these words in England is understood every sort of wood, except gross wood of the age of twenty years. Bac. Ab. Tythes, C. ... more

SIGNIFICAVIT,
eccl. law. When this word is used alone, it means the bishop~s certificate to the court of chancery, in order to obtain the writ of excommunication;... more

SILENCE.
The state of a person who does not speak, or of one who refrains from speaking. 2. Pure and simple silence... more

SIGNIFICATION,
French law. The notice given of a decree, sentence or other judicial act. ... more

SIGNATURE
eccl. law. The name of a sort of rescript, without seal, containing the supplication, the signature of the pope or his delegate, and the grant of a... more

SIGNATURE,
pract. contr. By signature is understood the act of putting down a man~s name, at the end of an instrument, to attest its validity. The name... more

SIGNA,
civil law. Those species of indicia (q. v.) which come more immediately under the cognizance of the senses, such as stains of blood on the person... more

SIGN,
mer. law. A board, tin or other substance, on which is painted the name and business of a merchant or tradesman. ... more

To SIGN
To write one~s name to an instrument of writing in order to give the effect intended; the name thus written is called a signature. ... more

SIGN,
measures. In angular measures, a sign is equal to thirty degrees. Vide Measure. ... more

SIGN,
contracts, evidence. A token of anything; a note or token given without words. 2. Contracts are express or implied. The express... more

SIENS.
An obsolete word, formerly used for scion, which figuratively signified a person who descended from another. "The sien," says Lord Coke, "takes all his nourishment from... more