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Name Term description
Name Seive-maker Term description

One who makes sieves

Name Seive-wricht Term description

One who makes sieves

Name Seive-wright Term description

One who makes sieves

Name Senator of the College of Justice Term description

Judge of Court of Session

Name Senior Term description

Older of two

Name Senior dyer Term description

One who dyes cloth and prepares dyes

Name Sergeant Term description

Senior non-commissioned officer in army, or town official dealing with law enforcement

Name Serjand-major Term description

Senior non-commissioned officer in army, or town official dealing with law enforcement

Name Serjeant Term description

Senior non-commissioned officer in army, or town official dealing with law enforcement

Name Serjeant-major Term description

Senior non-commissioned officer in army, or town official dealing with law enforcement

Name Servant Term description

One who works for another in a domestic setting

Name Servant bailie Term description

1. Town magistrate. 2. One who works for another in a domestic setting.

Name Servant boy Term description

One who works for another in a domestic setting

Name Servant lass Term description

One who works for another in a domestic setting

Name Servant woman Term description

One who works for another in a domestic setting

Name Servantman Term description

One who works for another in a domestic setting

Name Services of heirs Term description

On the death of a landowner, the heir had to prove his right to inherit the land. An investigation took place to ascertain the extent of the land held by the deceased, and a retour (return) of the jury's decision was made to the Chancery. The heir received a certified copy of the retour, thereby ratifying the entitlement.

Name Servitor Term description

An assistant, lawyer's clerk, apprentice, assistant schoolmaster

Name Servitour Term description

One who works for another in a domestic setting

Name Servitrix Term description

One who works for another in a domestic setting

Name Session clerk Term description

Senior elder in a church of scotland congregation

Name Sett Term description

A lease

Name Settmaker Term description

A person who fashions setts, blocks of stone, usually granite, used in paving of roads, etc

Name Sewster Term description

Seamstress, needlewoman

Name Sexton Term description

A church officer who rings the church bell, buries the dead, attends the clergyman