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SR-22

A court document required in cases involving certain traffic violations that demonstrates the financial responsibility of the convicted person.

Second Named Insured

The second person named on an auto insurance policy and who has the same coverage as the Named Insured.

Salvage Titles

A type of vehicle title branding which states that a vehicle has been damaged and/or declared a total loss by an insurance company that paid a claim on it. Requirements for salvage

STATUTE VALIDATING

a law that is enacted to correct any past errors and omissions amend makes valid what was once not.

SPECIAL EXECUTOR

the name that is given to an executor with limited powers to administrate an estate or only part of an estate.

STRICTLY CONSTRUED

This means that a court must make a decision based on the language used in writing a statute and must make no interpretation of a law.

SECRET HEARING

the term that is used for the closed hearing or closed trial that is not open to the general public.

SOCIAL SECURITY ACT

a federal law that provides for establishing universal state and federal insurance benefits, unemployed insurance and other benefits for its citizens.

STATUTE TEMPORARY

the term that is given to a law that will remain in force for a limited period of time.

SURROGATE PARENT

the term applied to a parent who is not a natural parent of the child but assumes the role of.

SALE ON CREDIT

a sale where the property is transferred to a new owner but payment will be made at a later date.

SUPREMACY CLAUSE

a statement in Article VI of the US Constitution that states laws are the laws of the land and all other laws are subservient to and bound by the laws laid down

SATISFACTION PIECE

a written memorandum that states the matter in dispute between the plaintiff and a defendant has been settled.

SEVERALTY ESTATE

the term that is applied to an estate that is owned by only one person.

SELF-DEALING

the term used for buying securities from insider information giving a favourable position that is not granted to the public.

SPECIAL MATTER

This s something that a defendant can call upon when defending himself. The plaintiff is given notice of any special matter to be introduced.

SITUATED

a term for describing the location of something.

SELLING SHORT

a term where a person sells stocks that are not really owned by the seller where the seller hopes to cover the sale by buying it later at a lower price.

SERVICE OF A WIFE

a term that applies to the assistance, aid, comfort, companionship and physical relations that a wife usually affords to her husband.

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