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S1-ID VDJE. Lat. But see This remark, ioilowed by a citation, directs the reader's nitration to an authority or a statement which conflicts with or contradicts the statement or principle laid down.

SEDATO ANIMO. purpose. 5 Mod. 291.

Lat. With settled

SEDE PLENA. Lat. The see being illi- ed. A phrase used when a bishop's see is not r-icaiit.

SEDENTE CUEIA. Lat. The court sitting; during the sitting of the court.

SEDERUNT, ACTS 01'. In Scotch law. Certain ancient ordinances of the court of sc‘-don. coiiferring upon the courts p(i\\ er to establish general rules of practice. Bell.

S]-IDES. Lat. A see: the dignity of a bishop. 3 Steph. Comm. 625.

SEDGE PLAT, like "sea-shore." imports a tract of land below high-water mark. Church v. Meeker. 34 Conn. 421.

SEDITION. An insurrectionary movement tending towards treason, but wanting an overt act; attempts made by meetings or speeches, or by publications, to disturb the tranquillity of the state.

The distinction between "sedition" and "treason" consists in this: that though the ultimate nl-1‘-V-P of sedition is a violation of the public [Il'l'V or at least such a course of measures as (—-uiently engenders it. yet it does not aim at direct and open violence against the laws or the suhversitsi of the constitution. Alis. Crim.

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In scotch law. The raising commotions or rlisturbances in the state. It is a revolt against legithnate authority. Ersii. Inst. 4. 4. 14.

In English law. Sedition is the offense of publishing, verbally or otherwise, any uni-ils or document with the intention of ex- citing disafifection. hatrcd, or contempt Mraiiisr the sovereign, or the government and (‘nl'lS[ii‘lltl0ll of the kingdom, or either house of parliament, or the administration of jus- (ice or of exciting his majesty‘s subjects to 'rllI"‘lll[1t. otherwise than by lawful means, the alteration of any matter in church or state or of exciting feelings of ill will and hostility between different classes of his majcsty's subjects. Sweet. And see State v. Shepherd. 177 M0. 205. 76 B. W. 79, 99 Ali]. St. Rep. 624. ——5edit.ions libel. See LInr:L.

SEDUCE. To entice a woman to the com- mission of fornication or adultery, by persuasion, solicitation, promises. bribes, or otherwise: to corrupt; to dehmich.

The word "seduce." when used with reference to the conduct of a man towards a woman, has



a precise and determinate signification, and _‘'n oi ternmii" implies the commission of fornica-

lion. An information for the crime of seduction need not charge the oflcnse in any other vsords. State v. Biercc. 27 Conn. 319.

SEDUCING TO LEAVE SERVICE. An injury for which a master may have an action on the case.

SEDUCTION. The act of a man in enticing a woman to commit unlawful sexual intercourse with him. ‘by means of persuasion, solicitation. promises, bribes, or other means without the employment of force.

In order to constitute seduction, the defend- ant must use insinuating arts to overcome the opposition of the seduced, and must by his wiles and persuasions, without force. rlehauch her. This is the ordinary meaning and acceptation of the word "seduce." Hogan v. Cregan, 6 Rob. (N. Y.) 150.

SE1-'2. The circuit of a hishop's jurisdiction; or his office or dignity, as being hishop of a given diocese.

SEEN. This word, when written ‘by the drawee on a bill of exchange, amounts to an acceptance by the law merchant. Spear v. Pratt, 2 Hill (N. Y.) 582. 33 Am. Dec. 600; Bnrnet v. Smith. 30 N. H. J56, 64 Am. Dec. 290: Peterson v. Hubbard. 28 Mich. 197.

SEIGNIOR. in its general signification, means “iord." but in law it is particularly applied to the lord of a fee or of a manor; and the fee. doininlons, or manor of a seignior is thence termed a "seignioi-_v." L e., a lordship. He who is a lord, but of no inan- or, and therefore unable to keep a court. is termed a “seignior in gross." Kitch. 206; Cowell.

SEIGNIORAGE. A royalty or prerogative of the sovereign, whereby an allowance of gold and silver. brought in the mass to he exchanged for coin, is claimed. Cowell. liiintage; the charge for coining bullion into money at the mint.

SEIGNIORESS. A female supcrior.

SEIGNIORY. ship; a manor. such. in lands.

In English law. A lord- The rights of a lord, as

SEISED IN DEMESNE AS OF FEB. This is the strict technical expression used to describe the owne hip in “an estate in teeslinple in possession in a corporeal here ditament." The word “seised" is used to express the "seisin" or 0“1lEI"S possession of a freehold property; the phrase "in de mesne," or “in his demesne." (in down-im'co saw) signifies that he is seiscd as owner of the land itself, and not merely of the scigniory or services: and the concluding words, “as of tee," hnport that he is seised of an

estate of inheritance in tee-siuiple. Where