Lat. Upon; above; over. Super altum mare. On the high sea. Hob. 212; 2 Ld. Raym. 1453. Super praero-gativa regis. A writ which formerly lay against the king’s tenant’s widow for marrying without the royal license. Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 174. Super statuto. A writ upon the statute 1 Edw. III. c. 12, that lay against the king’s tenant holding in chief, who aliened the king’s land without his license Super statuto de articulis cleri. A writ which lay against a sheriff or other officer who distrained in the king’s highway, or on lands anciently belonging to the church. Super statuto facto pour seneschal et marshal de roy, etc. A writ which lay against a steward or marshal for holding plea in his court, or for trespass or contracts not made or arising within the king’s household. Wharton. Super statnto versus servantes et laboratores. A writ which lay against him who kept any servants who had left the service of another contrary to law. Super visum corporis. Upon view of the body. When an inquest is held over a body found dead, it must be super visum corporis. Super fldem ohartarum, mortnis testis bus, exit ad patriam do necessitate re-eurrendum. Co. Litt 6. The truth of charters is necessarily to be referred to a jury, when the witnesses are dead.
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