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    A law French term, meaning "thus," "so," giving its name to part of a plea in debt.
    In practice. Leading to or producing an issue; relating to an issue or issues. See Colquitt v. Mercer, 44 Ga. 433. -Issuable plea. A plea to the merits; a traversable plea. A plea such that the adverse party can join issue upon it and go to trial. It is true More...
    v. To send forth; to emit; to promulgate; as, an officer issues orders, process issues from a court. To put into circulation; as, the treasury issues notes.
    n. The act of issuing, sending forth, emitting or promulgating; the giving a thing its first inception; as the issue of an order or a writ. In pleading. The disputed point or ques tlon to which the parties in an action have narrowed their several allegations, and upon which they More...
    In English law. The goods and profits of the lands of a defendant against whom a writ of distringas or distress infinite has been issued, taken by virtue of such writ, are called "issues." 3 Bl. Comm. 280; "1 Chit. Crim. Law, 351."
    Lat. So It is; so it stands. In modern civil law, this phrase Is a form of attestation added to exemplifications from a notary's register when the same are made by the successor in office of the notary who made the original entries.
    Lat. So the law is written. Dig. 40, 9, 12. The law must be obeyed notwithstanding the apparent rigor of its application. 3 Bl. Comm. 430. We must be content with tbe law as it stands, without inquiring into its reasons. 1 Bl. Comm. 32.
    Lat. In old practice. So that. Formal words in writs. Ita quod habeas corpus, so that you have the body. 2 Mod. 180." The name of the stipulation in a submission to arbitration which begins with the words "so as [ita quod] the award be made of and upon the More...
    Lat. So help yon God. The old form of administering an oath in England, generally in connection with other words, thus: Ita te Deus adjuvet, et sacrosancta Dei Bvangelia, So help yon God, and God's holy Evangelists. Ita te Deus adjuvet et omnes sancti, So help yon God and all More...
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    Also; likewise; agalri. This word was formerly used to mark the beginning of a new paragraph or division after the first, whence is derived the common application of it to denote a separate or distinct particular of an account or bill. See Horwitz v. Norris, 60 Pa. 282; Baldwin v. More...
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