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scintilla
a spark, the least particle
scire facias
cause to know, give notice (writ used to revive a judgment that has expired [dormant])
secundum
according to
se defendendo
in self-defense
semper
always
seriatim
severally, separately
sic
thus, so, in such manner (used to indicate an error in original, quoted material)
sigillum
a seal
sine
without
sine die
without a day, without a specific day assigned for a future meeting
sine qua non
that without which a thing cannot occur; indispensable condition or part
stare decisis
to abide by decided cases
status quo
stae in which, present state
sua sponte
voluntarily, of his own will and motion
sub nomine
under the name of, in the name of, under the title of
sub nomine
under the name of, in the name of, under the title of
sub silentio
under silence, without any notice being taken
sui generis
of its own kind or class, the only one of a kind, unique
sui juris
of his own right, having legal capacity to act for himself
supersedeas
superseding (as in the bond that accompanies a writ commanding a stay of proceeding pending appeal)
supra
above, cited in full above
tenere
to hold, to keep
terminus a quo
the starting point
ultra
beyond, in excess of, outside of
ultra vires
without power, beyond the powers of
venire facias
that you cause to come, a type of summons
versus
against
videlicet (viz.)
it is easy to see, that is to say, namely
vi et armis
by force and arms
vis-a-vis
one who is face to face with another
vivos
living
voir dire
to speak the truth, the process used to select jurors
abatement
reduction, termination
abrogation
annulment of a former law by act of a legislative body, by constitutional authority, or by usage
acceptance
in contract law, consent to abide by the terms of an offer, taking or receiving a thing in good faith with the intention of retaining it
accession
that which increases the size or value of property
accommodation
arrangement made as a favor to another rather than for consideration received
acknowledgement
an admission, affirmation, or declaration
acquittal
release or discharge of an obligation or liability; in criminal law, a finding of not guilty
ademption
satisfaction of a legacy by gift prior to testator's death
adhesion contract
standardized contract form in which a party with little or no bargaining power is forced to accept its terms
adjudication
judgment or decision of a court
administrative law
body of rules and regulations having the force of law and promulgated by an administrative body created by Congress or a state legislature
adverse possession
acquiring title to real estate by hostile possession rather than by purchase
affiant
one who makes or swears to the truth of an affidavit