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SUGGESTIVE INTERROGATION 11 fore trial, his death may be suggested on the record

SUGGESTIVE INTERROGATION. A phrase which has been used by some writers to eignify the same thing as “leading question." 2 Beuth. Jud. Ev. b. 3, c. 3. It is used in the French law.

SUI GEN]-IRIS. Lat. Of its own kind or class; 1'. 9., the only one of its own kind; peculiar.

In the civil Inst.

SUI IIJERI-IDES. Lat. law. 0ne's own heirs; proper heirs. 2. 19. 2.

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SUI JURIS. Lat. 01! his own right; possessing full social and civil rights; not under any legal disability, or the power of another, or guardianship.

Having capacity to manage one's own at- fairs; not under legal disability to act for one's self. Story. Ag. § 2.

SUICIDE. Suicide is the willful and voi- untary act of a person who understands the physical nature of the act, and intends by it to accomplish the result of self-destruction. Nimick v. Mutual Life Ins. Co., 10 Am. Law Beg. (N. S.) 101, Fed. Cas. No. 10,266.

Suicide is the deliberate termination of one’s a\'i='enre, while in the possession and enjoyment of uis mental faculties. Self-killing h_v an insane person is not suicide. See Insurance Co. v. \loon=, 34 Mich. 41; Weber v. Supreme Tent, 17 N. Y. 490. 65 N. E. 258. 92 Am. St. Rep. 75 , Clift v. Schwahe. 3 C. B. 4:78; Tcmgalars, etc.. Indemnity Co v. Jarman, 1 U. . 197, 23 Sup. Ct. 108. 47 L. Ed 139; Breasted v. Farmers‘ L. & T. C0 8 . Y. 25:9, 59 Am. Dec. 482; Daniels 201751183 Mass. 393, 67 N. E. 42

SUING AND LABORING CLAUSE is I clause in an English policy of marine insurance, generally in the following form: "In case or any loss or misfortune, it shall be lawful for the assured, their factors. serv- ants and amigos, to sue, labor, and travel for. in, and about the defense, safeguard. and recovery or the” property insured, "wlthout prejudice to this insurance; to the charges whereof we, the assurers, will contri- bute" The object or the clause is to ecnourage the assured to exert themselves in preserving the property from loss. Sweet.

SUIT. In old English law. nesses or followers of the plaintiff. Comm. 205. See Sacra.

Old books mention the word in many connections which are now disused, at least. in the United States. Thus, “suit" was used of following any one, or in the sense of pursuit; as in the phrase "making fresh suit.” It was also used of a petition to the king or lord. “Suit or court" was the attendance which a tenant owed at the court of his lord.

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1 SUITORS' FEE FUND “Suit covenant" and "suit custom" seem tc have signified a right to one's attendance, or one’s obligation to attend, at the lord's court. founded upon a known covenant, or an im- memoriai usage or practice of ancestors. "Suit regal" was attendance at the sheriffs tonrn or lest, (his court.) “Suit of the king's peace" was pursuing an ofi'ender.—one dmrsed with hreach of the peace. Abbott.

In modern law. "Suit" is a generic term, of comprehensive signification, and applies to any proceeding in a court of justice in which the plaintiff pursues. In such court, the remedy which the law affords him for the redress of an injury or the recoverv of a ri_:ht. See Kohl v. U. S., 91 U. S. 375. 23 L. Ed. 449: Weston v. Charleston, 2 Pet. 464. 7 L. Ed. 481: Drake v. Gilmore, 52 N. Y. 393; Philadelphia. etc., Iron (‘o. 17. Chicago, 158 Ill. 9. 41 N. E. 1102: (‘ohens v. Virginia. 6 “heat. 405. 5 L. Ed. 257.

It is, however. seldom applied to a crim-

inal prosecution. And it is sometimes restricted to the designation of a proceeding in equity, to d.istin_;uish such proceeding from an action at law. —Snit of court. This phrase denoted the dutv of nttculiing the lord’: court and. in com- mnn with fealty, wa one of the incidents of a feudal holding. Brown.—Sni1: of t ‘rig’: peace. The pursuing a man for breach of the lrin,:'s peace hr froasnns. iusurrections, or trespnsscs. Cnv\'ell.—Sllit money. An allowance, 1!] the nature of temporary alimony, authorized hv statute in some states to be mnde to a wife on the institution of her suit for divorce. intended to cover the reasonable expenses of the suit and to provide her nith menus for the cfficient preparation and trial of her case. See Yost v. Yost. 1 Ind. SS4. 4] N. E. 11. —Suit silver. A small sum of money paid in‘ lieu of attendance at the court-baron. Cow- ei .

SIJITAS. Lat. In the civil law. The condition or quality of a suns hwres, or prop- er hcir. Hailifax, Civil Law, b. 2, c. 9, no. 11: Calvin.

SUITE. Those persons who by his authority follow or attend an ambassador or other public minister.

SUITOR. A party to a suit or action in court. In ita ancient sense. “suitor" meant one who was bound to attend the county court; also one who formed part of the sonic.

S'UITORS' DEPOSIT ACCOUNT. Formerly sultors in the English court of chacnery derived no income from their cash paid into court. uniem it was imested at their request and risk. Now, however, it is pro- vided by the court of chancery (funds) act. 1872, that all money paid into court, and not required by the suitor to be invested, shall be placed on deposit and shall hear interest at two per cent. per anuum for tha benefit of the suitor entitled to it. Sweet.

SUITORS’ FEE FUND. A fund in the

English court of chancery into which the fees