The CLC’s Glossary is included to give the plain English meaning of some expressions which are greatly influenced by Arabic, Farsi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi and Portuguese languages and that are frequently exercised in the legal text books, private and public documents in Bangladesh; though few of them are defined in statutes or case laws, yet possess considerable theoretical and legal interest. Besides, in practice of laws, many words and phrases are not always clear in meaning to the readers and thus create confusion and ambiguity especially in case of issues that involve land administration, legal history, private law (e.g. Muslim law, Hindu law) etc. These words and phrases, acquired quasi-technical meaning in law, are employed and referred by both the Courts and the jurists alike.
Including foreign users, Bangladeshi readers and law practitioners will be benefited by having the meanings of the words with proper citations of decisions of Courts, different dictionaries, legal texts and defining by the legal experts of CLC team.
|Sultan||A sovereign, an emperor; first known in India as the title of Mahmud of Ghazni. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s...||223|
|Sultani||Relating to the Sovereign, proceeding from him or from the government. [Wilson’s Glossary]||226|
|Sunnah||Traditional law, the name of a compilation of the sayings and practices of Muhammad, made about a hundred...||250|
|Sunnat||The traditional law of Mohammadans based upon the sayings and doings of Mohammad, and of scarcely inferior...||231|
|Sunni||A sect amongst Mahomedans. [Mitra’s Legal & Commercial Dictionary] A follower of sunnah; the name...||247|
|Sunni Wakf||A wakf governed by Sunni law.||226|
|Sura, Surah||A chapter of the Koran, of which there are 114, each divided into verses. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The...||234|
|Surathal, Surat-i-hal||A representation or report of the facts and circumstances of a transaction, whether made by an individual...||596|