- SWORN CLERKS IN CHANCERY
Certain officers in the English court of chancery, whose duties were to keep the records, make copies of pleadings, etc. Their offices were abolished by St 5 ft 6 Vict c, 103.
- SYB AND SOM
A Saxon form of greeting, meaning peace and safety.
A head-note; a note prefixed to the report of an adjudged case, containing an epitome or brief statement of the rulings of the court upon the point or points decided in the case. See Koonee v. DoolIt-tie, 48 W. Va. 592, 37 S. B. 645,
In logic. The full logical form of a single argument. It consists of three propositions, (two premises and the conclusion,) and these contain three terms, of which the two occurring in the conclusion ere brought together in the premises by being referred to a common class.
- SYLVA CAEDUA
Lat. In ecclesiastical law. Wood of any kind which was kept on purpose to be cut, and which, being cut, grew again from the stump or root. Lynd. Prov. 190; 4 Reeve, Eng. Law, 90.
The art or cunning rightly to form and make written instruments. It is either judicial or extrajudicial; the latter being wholly occupied with such Instruments as concern matters not yet judicially in controversy, such as instruments of agreements or contracts, and testaments or last wills. Wharton.
- SYMBOLIC DELIVERY
The constructive delivery of the subject-matter of a sale, where It is cumbersome or inaccessible, by the actual delivery of some article which la conventionally accepted as the symbol or representative of it, or which renders access to it possible, or which is evidence of the purchaser's title to it.
- SYMBOLUM ANIMAE
Lat A mortuary, or soul-scot
- SYMOND'S INN
Formerly an inn of chancery.
- SYNALLAGMATIC CONTRACT
In the civil law. A bilateral or reciprocal contract in which the parties expressly enter into mutual engagements, each binding himself to the other. Poth. Obi. no. 9.