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  • SAUL
    In insurance law. To put to sea; to begin a voyage. The least locomotion, with readiness of equipment and clearance, satisfies a warranty to sail. Pittegrew v. Pringle, 3 Barn. & Adol. 514.
    When a vessel quits her moorings, in complete readiness for sea, and it is the actual and real intention of the master to proceed on the voyage, and she is afterwards stopped by head winds and comes to anchor, still Intending to proceed as soon as wind and weather will More...
    Written or printed directions, delivered by the commanding officer of a convoy to the several masters of the ships under his care, by which they are enabled to understand and answer his signals, to know the place of rendezvous appointed for the fleet in case of dispersion by storm, by More...
    Seamen; mariners.
    An ancient court in London, of local Importance, formerly held in the church from which it took its name.
    An elaborate form of non-communistic socialism. It is a scheme which does not contemplate an equal, but an unequal, division of the produce. It does not propose that all should be occupied alike, but differently, according to their vocation or capacity; the function of each being assigned, like grades in More...
  • SAIO
    In Gothic law. .The ministerial ofllcer of a court or magistrate, who brought parties into court and executed the orders of his superior. Spelman.
    Fr. In French law. A judicial seizure or sequestration of property, of which there are several varieties. See infra. Saisie-arret. An attachment of property in the possession of a third person.-Saisie-axe-eution. A writ resembling that of fieri facias; defined as that species of execution by which a creditor places under More...
  • SAKE
    In old English law. A lord's right of amercing his tenants in his court. Keilw. 145. Acquittance of suit at county courts and hundred courts. Fleta, L 1, c. 47, $ 7.
    A tax imposed in England and France, in 1188, by Pope Innocent III., to raise a fund for the crusade undertaken by Richard I. of England and Philip Augustus of France, against Saladln, sultan of Egypt, then going to besiege Jerusalem. By this tax every person who did not enter More...
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