Lat Thus ; so ; in such manner. Sic enim debere quem meliorem agrum suum facere ne vicini deteriorem faciat. Every one ought so to improve his land as not to injure his neighbor’s. 3 Kent Comm. 441. A rule of the Roman law. Sic interpretandnm est nt verba ac- cipiantur cum effectu. 3 Inst. 80.[A statute] is to be so interpreted that the words may be taken with effect.