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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Scots law, the act of legally staying diligence or execution on decrees for civil debts.
  • In Scots law: To present at the bar: used reflexively: for example, a party is said to sist himself when appearing before the court to answer
  • To cause to appear; cite into court; summon.
  • To stop; stay; delay: now only in Scots law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Scots Law) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.
  • transitive verb Scot. To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court.
  • noun (Scots Law) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law, Scotland A stay or suspension of proceedings.

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