The Law Dictionary

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SURRENDER OF A PREFERENCE

This means to give up a lien or an assignment of a creditor to trustee in a case of bankruptcy that makes the creditor’s claim allowable.

STOLEN GOODS

the receiving and the holding of stolen goods that is an offense if the person is aware they are stolen.

SHANGHAI

a term to describe getting a person a drunk and then putting him a on a ship about to go to sea.

STATUTE PRIVATE

a the law that concerns a person or a group of people. See statute, personal.

STATUTORY EXPOSITION

the term given to the explanation in a statute of confusing or an ambiguous provision in an earlier statute.

SOLEMNITY OF CONTRACT

the concept that says that 2 or more people are free to make an agreement that they wish and it will be respected and enforced.

SUBSTITUTION BY WILL

1. A codicil in a will that replaces an old beneficiary with a new one. 2. To gift over by giving a gift of a bequest to another person as the original

SURETY COMPANY

the name that is given to a company whose business it to assume the responsibility and payment guarantee for the obligations of another person or company.

STATUTE ENABLING

a law that gives the right to people and corporations to do a thing that they were not previously allowed to do.

SALE FRAUDULENT

the term that describes a sale that is made to avoid legal obligations to a person’s creditors.

SUPPLEMENTAL BILL

extra material that is presented at an equity trial that supports a cause of action or defence or will correct a defect in an original cause of action or defence. See equity.

SETOFF A

a counterclaim by the defendant against the plaintiff. The setoff may not have anything to do with a plaintiff’s original claim.

STATE SECRET

This si the name that is given to information that concerns the matters of government that can’t be and shouldn’t be revealed even by witnesses in court.

SPECIFIC INTENT

the term that is applied to the conscious intention and premeditation in carrying out an act.

SITTINGS AFTER TERM

These are the court sessions that happen when the term of a court is over but matters need to be disposed of.

SENIOR COUNSEL

the name that is given to the attorney who is in charge of a law suit when there are 2 or more attorneys that represent the same client.