Stalking

Stalking in Europe Stalking in Germany Provisions relating to stalking in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Eighteen, under the heading "Offences Against Personal Freedom," located in Section 238 Stalking, which reads: (1) Whosoever […]

Stresa Conference

Stresa Conference in Europe Description of Stresa Conference The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes stresa conference in the following terms: [1] The Stresa Conference of 1958 effectively launched the Common Agricultural Policy, six months after the Treaty of Rome came […]

State Secret

State Secret in Europe Definition of State Secret in Germany Provisions relating to definition of state secret in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Two, under the heading "Treason and Endangering External National Security," located in […]

Standard Terms

Standard Terms in Europe Standard Terms (in European Private Law) In this context, this may be a concept of the term: "Standard terms" are terms which have been formulated in advance for several transactions involving different parties, and which have not been individually negotiated […]

Stuttgart Declaration

Stuttgart Declaration in Europe Description of Stuttgart Declaration The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes stuttgart declaration in the following terms: [1] Now almost forgotten, like the Genscher-Colombo Plan which preceded and prompted it, the Stuttgart Declaration of […]

Street Gangs

Street Gangs in Europe Organized Crime and Street Gangs in Spain Leanid Kazyrytski, from the University of Girona, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category "Crime and Society," under the title "Organized Crime and […]

Structured Product

Structured Product in Europe Structured product (in Finance) In this field, Structured product means the following: Structured product is a collective term for a market linked investment strategy. A structured product can take many forms for example; securities, options, derivatives or […]

Stolen Goods

Stolen Goods in Europe Handling Stolen Goods in Germany Provisions relating to handling stolen goods in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-one, under the heading "Assistance After the Fact and Handling Stolen Goods," located in Section […]

Stay of Limitation

Stay of Limitation in Europe Stay of Limitation in Germany Provisions relating to stay of limitation in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Five Limitation Periodunder the First Title, Limitation on Prosecution," located in Section 78b Stay of […]

Stage

Stage in Europe Description of Stage The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes stage in the following terms: [1] The EU's work experience scheme offering graduates the opportunity of an internship in the Commission. Poorly paid, stagiaires console themselves with the […]

Stocks

Stocks in Europe Stocks (device) Introduction to Stocks Stocks (device), wooden apparatus formerly used in England and continental Europe for the punishment of petty offenders. The culprit was seated on a bench with legs outstretched and the ankles locked into holes in a movable board […]

State

Definition of State The organised community : the central political authority. In international law a State is a people permanently occupying a fixed territory, bound together into one body politic by common subjection to some definite authority exercising, through the medium of an organised […]

Statutes

Statutes in Europe For more information, see Statute in this Legal Encyclopedia. Statutes in Germany The Article 82 of the German Constitution, which relates to the Promulgation and Validity of legislative instruments (including regulations), specifies that the Statutes enacted in […]

Stranger

Definition of Stranger One not party or privy to an act or transaction ; one not a relation Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Stranger in the Dictionaries, Stranger in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European […]

Strath More (Countess Of) V. Bowes

Definition of Strath More (Countess Of) V. Bowes ((1789), 1 Yes. Jim. 22). Lady Strathmore, during her engagement of marriage with one Grey, conveyed and assigned her property to trustees for her separate use, with his approbation. Afterwards hearing that the defendant Bowes had fought a duel […]

Strike

Definition of Strike See Combination, Unlawful; Trade Disputes Act t 1906 Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Strike in the Dictionaries, Strike in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse […]

Striking Out Pleadings

Definition of Striking Out Pleadings This takes place when the Court makes an order to that effect, either for the purpose of amendment (q.v.) or to compel one of the parties to do some act. Thus, if a defendant fails to comply with an order-for discovery, he is liable (under Order XXI, r. 21) […]

Stuart V. Bell

Definition of Stuart V. Bell ([1891] 2 Q. B. 341). Qualified privilege attaches to statements made under a legal or moral duty, or by one party to another where they have a common interest.The defendant, with whom one Stanley was staying as a guest, told Stanley that the plaintiff, who was in […]

Stuprum

Definition of Stuprum Any connection between a man and an unmarried free woman otherwise than in concubinage. (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Stuprum in the Dictionaries, Stuprum in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse […]

Storey V. Ashton

Definition of Storey V. Ashton ((1869), L. R. 4 Q. B. 476). If a servant at a time when he ought to be engaged on his master’s work undertakes something on his own behalf, the master is not liable for his conduct during such period.The defendant’s servants, while delivering wine from a cart, […]

Stranding

Definition of Stranding Does not occur when a vessel takes the ground in the ordinary and usual course of navigation, so that she will float again on the flow of the tide ; but it occurs if the vessel takes the ground by reason of some unusual or accidental occurrence, e.g., in consequence of […]

Statutory Rules And Orders

Definition of Statutory Rules And Orders Regulations made by the King in Council, Government Departments, or other authorities pursuant to Acts of Parliament, which regulations have the force of law, usually after having laid on the table of the House of Commons for a prescribed period Browse […]

S Tat U Turn Do Mercatoribus

Definition of S Tat U Turn Do Mercatoribus The Statute of Acton Burnell, which established the Statute Merchant (q.v.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription S Tat U Turn Do Mercatoribus in the Dictionaries, S Tat U Turn Do Mercatoribus in our legal […]

Stay Of Proceedings

Definition of Stay Of Proceedings The suspension of proceedings in an action, or their total discontinuance, e.g., if the plaintiff is ordered to do something and fails to do it, the proceedings may, under the inherent jurisdiction of the Court, be ordered to be stayed until he complies with […]

Stealing

Definition of Stealing See Larceny; Embezzlement; Robbery. Stet processus. An entry on the record in an action in the old Common Law Courts, whereby it was ordered, with the consent of the parties, that all further proceedings in the action be stayed Browse You might be interested in these […]

Steward

Definition of Steward Formerly an officer of the Crown, or of a feudal lord, who acted as keeper of a Court of justice; as, for example, the Lord High Steward (q.v.), or the steward of a Lord of a Manor Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Steward in […]

Stint

Definition of Stint A limit. A limited right of pasture Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Stint in the Dictionaries, Stint in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the Legal Thesaurus, […]

Stipendiary Magistrate

Definition of Stipendiary Magistrate A salaried magistrate with the powers of a justice of the peace, except that a stipendiary can do all things for which two ordinary justices are required, but cannot act at any Court of gaol delivery or general or quarter sessions Browse You might be […]

Statute

Definition of Statute An Act of Parliament, particularly public Acts. Statutes are of the following kinds : Declaratory when they do not profess to make any alteration in the existing law, but merely to declare or explain what it is; remedial, when they alter the common law; amending, when […]

Stipulatio

Definition of Stipulatio A verbal contract formed by question and answer. One party proposed a question (stipulatio) and the other responded to it (promissio). In the time of Gaius it was necessary to use a certain solemn form of words ; but before Justinian, the question and answer could be […]

Statute Law Revision Acts

Definition of Statute Law Revision Acts Since 1861 have been passed every few years to remove from the statute book Acts or parts of Acts which have become wholly obsolete. The legal effect of anything repealed by the Acts remains notwithstanding the repeal Browse You might be interested in […]

Stirpes

Definition of Stirpes Stocks or families. See Per Stirpes Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Stirpes in the Dictionaries, Stirpes in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the Legal […]

Statute Merchant

Definition of Statute Merchant A bond acknowledged before the chief magistrate of some trading town pursuant to the statute De mercatoribus, 13 Edw. 1 Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Statute Merchant in the Dictionaries, Statute Merchant in our […]

Stock

Definition of Stock (1) A family. (2) The capital of a company was formerly called its joint-stock meaning the common or joint fund contributed by the members. (See Company.) (3) A fund or capital which is capable of being divided into and held in any irregular amount Browse You might be […]

Statute Of Frauds

Definition of Statute Of Frauds (29 Car. 2, c. 3). Passed for the prevention of frauds and perjuries. It enacted (sections 1 and 2) that leases of lands, tenements or hereditaments (except leases not exceeding three years, reserving a rent of at least two-thirds the value of the land) shall […]

Stock Exchange

Definition of Stock Exchange An association of stock brokers and jobbers. It has many rules which, unless they are recognised by the law, are binding upon its members only to such extent as they can be enforced by disciplinary action on the part of the committee, and upon persons who are not […]

Statute Of Uses

Definition of Statute Of Uses (27 Henry 8, c. 10). See Use Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Statute Of Uses in the Dictionaries, Statute Of Uses in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, […]

Stock Dale V. Hansard

Definition of Stock Dale V. Hansard ((1839), 9 Ad. & E. 1). A report containing a libel on the plaintiff had been printed by the defendants by order of the House of Commons. Held, the House of Commons alone could not legalise the publication of the libel. Judgment for the plaintiff Browse You […]

Statute Staple

Definition of Statute Staple .A bond acknowledged before the mayor of the staple (q.v.) to provide a speedy remedy for recovering debts Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Statute Staple in the Dictionaries, Statute Staple in our legal dictionaries, […]

Stop Order

Definition of Stop Order In Chancery practice, when a fund (in cash, stock or other securities) is in. Court in a cause or proceeding, any person claiming an interest in it may apply to the Court for an order to prevent it from being paid out or otherwise dealt with without notice to the […]

Stoppage In Transitu

Definition of Stoppage In Transitu The right which an unpaid vendor has to resume the possession of goods sold upon credit and to retain them until tender of the price where the vendee has become insolvent before they come into his possession, or that of his agent.The right of stoppage lasts […]