SAEVETIA. Cruelty. (q.v.) It is required in order to constitute saevetia that there should exist such a degree of cruelty as to endanger the party's suffering bodily hurt. 1 Hagg. Cons. R. 85; 2 Mass. 150; 3 Mass. 821; 4 Mass. 587.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.