Legal Term Dictionary

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    A gravel pit, or liberty to dig gravel and sand; money paid for the same. Cowell.
    A school or sect of Roman jurists, under the early empire.
    The heraldic term for black. It is called "Saturn," by those who blazon by planets, and "diamond," by those who use the names of jewels. Engravers commonly represent it by numerous perpendicular and horizontal lines, crossing each other. Wharton.
    L. Lat In old maritime law. Ballast
  • SAC
    In old English law. A liberty of holding pleas; the jurisdiction of a manor court; the privilege claimed by a lord of trying actions of trespass between his tenants; In his manor court, and imposing fines and amerciaments in the same.
    In old English law. He that lis' robbed, or by theft deprived of his money or goods, and puts in surety to prosecute the felon with fresh suit Bract, fol. 1546.
    In old Egnllsh law. The person from whom a thing had been stolen, and by whom the thief was freshly pursued. Bract, fol. 154b. See SACABURTH.
    Lat In Roman law. Cutpurses. 4 Steph. Comm. 125.
    L. Lat In old English law. A sack. A quantity of wool weighing thirty or twenty-eight stone. Fleta, L 2, c. 79, f 10.
    L. Lat In old English law. A service or tenure of finding a sack and a broach (pitcher) to tbe sovereign for the use of the army. Bract L 2, c 16.
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