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Name Term description
Name Stone Term description

A unit of weight. In Scots Troy weight, a stone was equivalent to 16 pounds. For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.

Name Stone carver Term description

One who works shapes or patterns on to stone

Name Stone dresser Term description

A person who prepares stones for building

Name Stone-ware merchant Term description

One who deals in stone objects

Name Stoneware merchant Term description

One who deals in stone objects

Name Store-keeper Term description

One who maintains a store of goods

Name Store-master deputy Term description

One second in charge of a store of goods

Name Stot Term description

A bullock. For more information, see our guide to agricultural produce and livestock.

Name Strangury Term description

Retention of urine

Name Stravaiger Term description

A vagrant

Name Straw plaiter Term description

A person who plaits straw for making hats

Name Student Term description

One who studies at a university

Name Sub-tenant Term description

One who rents property from a tenant of another

Name Subdean Term description

Chief official of craft or trade, head of a university faculty (junior to the dean), leader of body of lawyers

Name Subtenant Term description

One who rents property from a tenant of another

Name Suffragant Term description

Assistant (to a parson)

Name Sugar boiler Term description

One who prepares sugar

Name Sugar refiner Term description

One who prepares sugar

Name Summa Term description

The sum, or total, normally found at the end of the inventory where the value of the deceased's estate is given [Latin].

Name Supercargo Term description

Shipowner's representative on board, responsible for sale of cargo

Name Superior Term description

A granter of land to another, who became his vassal in return for perpetual payment of feu-duty

Name Superior Term description

The person who had made an original grant of land in return for the payment of an annual sum or feu, or for the performance of certain services, or both. The person receiving the grant who was thereby bound to make the payment or do the service which went with the lands was the superior's vassal.

Name Supervisor Term description

Overseer, often of customs or office work

Name Supervisor of excise Term description

Overseer, often of customs or office work

Name Supervisor of salt duties Term description

Overseer, often of customs or office work