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Sine possessione usncapdo prooedere nun potest. There can ba no prescription without possession.

SINECURE. In ecclesiastical law. When a rector of a parish neither resides nor performs duty at his beneiice, but has a vicar under him endowed and charged with the cure thereof, this is termed a "sinecure." Brown.

An ecclesiastical beneiice without cure of souls.

In popular usage, the term denotes an of- iire which yields a revenue to the incumbent, but makes little or no demand upon his time or attention.

SINGLE. Unitary; detached: individ- ual: atlectlng only one person; containing only one part, article. condition, or covenant

As to single “Adultery," "Bill," “Bond," "Combat," “Demise," “Entr_v." “Escheat," and “Origi.nal," see those titles.

SINGULAB. Each; as in the exprasion “all and singular." Also, individual.

As to singular "Successor,” and “Titie," see those titles.


SIPESSOGUA. In old English law. A franchise. liberty, or hundred.

SIS1‘, 4;. In Scotch practice To stay proceedings. Bell.

SIST. n. In Scotch practice. A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings. Bell.

SISTER. A woman who has the same father and mother with another, or has one of them only. The word is the correlative at “brothcr."

SIT. ’l‘o hold a session, as of a court, grand jury, legislative body, etc. To be formally organized and proceeding with the transaction of husinws. See Allen v. State, 102 Ga. 619, 29 S. E. 470; Cock v. State, 8 Tex. App. 659.

SIT]-ICUNDMAM. In Saxon law. The high constable of a hundred. SITIO GANADO MAYOR. Sp. In

Spanish and Mexican land law, a tract of land in the torm of a square, each side of which measures 5.000 var-as: the distance from the center of each sitio to each of its sides should be measured directly to the cardinal points of the compass, and should be 2.500 varas. U. S. v. Cameron, 3 Ariz. 100. 21 Pac. 177.

SI'1"l‘1'NGS. In practice. The holding of a court, with tuil form, and before all the



judges; as a sitting in lumc. 3 Staph. Comm.

The holding of a court of nisi priua by one or more of the judges of a superior court, instead of the ordinary nisl prius judge. 3 Steph. Comm. 4%. —Sittings after term. Sittings in bone after term were held by authority of the St 1 & 2 Vict. c. 32. The courts were at liberty to transact business at their sittings as in term-time, but the custom was to dispose only of cases standing for argument or judgment. Whm'ton»—Sitti.ngs in ‘bank or bone. The sessions of a court, with the fuli bench present, for the purpose of determining matters of law argued before tl1e1n.—Sitti.ngs in 031119133. HEEE5.

SITUS. Lat. Site; position; location: the place where a thing is, considered, tor example, with reference to jurisdiction over it, or the right or power to tax it See Boyd v. Selma, 96 Ala. 144, 1.1 South. 393, 16 L. R. A. 739; Bullock v. Guiiford. 59 Vt. 516, 9 Atl. 360; Fenton v. Edwards, 126 Cal. 43, 58 Pac. 320, 46 L R. A. 632, 77 Am. St. Rep. 141.

Sive tots rel evincatur, rive pars, hnbet 1-egressrun empter in venditorem. The purchaser who has been evicted III whole or in part has an action against the vendor. Dig. 21, 2, 1; Broom, Max. 768.

SIX ACTS, THE. The acts passed in 1819, for the paciiication of England, are so called. They, in eifect, prohibited the training of persons to arms; authorized general seal-(hes and seizure of arms; prohibited meetings of more than fifty persons for the discussion of public grievances; repressed with heavy penaltiea and confiscations seditious and blasphemous llbels; and checked pamphieteering by extending the newspaper stamp duty to political pamphlets. Brown.

SIX ARTICLES, LAWS 01‘. A cele- brated act entitled “An act for aboiishing di- versity of opinion." (31 Hen. VIII. c. 1-1,) enforcing conformity to six of the strongest points in the Roman Catholic religion, under the severest penalties; repealed by St. 1 Eiiz. c. 1. 4 Reeve, Eng. Law, 378,

SIX CLERKS. In English practice. Of- iiceis of the court of chancery, who received and filed all bills, answers, replications, and other papers. signed office copia of pleadings, examined and signed doclrets of decrees, etc., and had the care of all records in their office. Elolthouse; 3 Bl. Comm. 443. They were abolished by St 5 Vict. c. 5.

SDI-DAY LICENSE. In English law. A liquor license, containing a condition that the premises in respect of which the license is granted shall be closed during the whole of Sunday, granted under section 49 of the licensing act, 1872 (35 In 36 Vict. c. 94:.)

SIXHINDI. Servants of the same nature

as rod knights. (q. 0.) ADC‘. Inst. Eng.