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SECURITY COUNCIL

the name of the governing committee e of the United Nations that sees that nations live in harmony. There are 5 permanent members, USA, Soviet Union, France, UK, China and 10 temporary

SEISIN IN LAW

a law that is used for the right to the immediate possession of land.

STAND TO TAKE THE

This means to go to the place in a courtroom where you are sworn and will give your testimony.

SPECIAL PROCEEDING

the term that is given to any remedy that is not an ordinary action. See proceeding, ordinary.

SAVING PROPERTY DOCTRINE

the name that is given to the doctrine that a defendant, by his negligence, causes damage to another person’s property, he is liable for any personal injuries that are suffered by the

SECURITY PERSONAL

1. The guarantee of a debtor to pledge payment of a debt. 2. The right that people have to be safe, secure and happy.

SENTENCES TO RUN CONCURRENTLY

a term for sentences that run at the same time as other sentences and often occur when has a person has committed a number of wrongs.

SMITH ACT

the name of a federal statute that makes in unlawful to attempt to overthrow the government by force.

SHIELD LAW

a law that will protect an informant’s right to conceal his source of information.

SERGEANT AT ARMS

the name that is given to a person who is appointed by a body like the House of Representatives, the Senate or other organisation to keep order at meetings.

SALE FORCED

the term that applies to a sale that is ordered by a court that is against the owner’s wishes.

STATUTE REVISED

the term that is given to a statute that has been changed altered, reenacted or updated.

SECURITY COLLATERAL

a term for an additional security for a debt that is subordinate to the original security and is a secondary guarantee that the debt will be paid.

SHORT RATE

a term that describes the agreement between the insurer an the insured to cancel a policy and make a new policy.

SIMPLE NEGLIGENCE

an injury that results from failing to take precautions that differs from negligence that is willful and deliberate.

STATUTORY RAPE

the term that describes having sexual intercourse with a person who is younger than the legal age of consent.

SOVEREIGN POWER

the power and the authority to make and enforce the law of the land. See inherent power.