Scintilla juris

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SCINTILLA JURIS, estates; A spark of right. A legal fiction, resorted to for the purpose of enabling feoffees to uses to support contingent uses when they come into existence, thereby to enable the statutes of uses, 27 Henry VIII., to execute them. 4 Kent's Com. 238, et seq., and the authorities there cited, for the learning upon this subject.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The five UP students, members of the Scintilla Juris fraternity, were released around April, Edgar Venturina, the father of Dennis, said in Filipino in an interview on Wednesday with AM radio station DZMM.
Calinao was not a member of a frat, but he was sitting near the hangout of Scintilla Juris, a frat that had been involved in clashes with Sigma Rho a few days before he was killed.
The UP Scintilla Juris and UP Astrum Scientis' Ballot Box booth has distorted illustrations of candidates Jejomar Binay, Grace Poe, Rodrigo Duterte, Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Mar Roxas.
Investigators suspected that Calinao was mistaken for a member of the Scintilla Juris fraternity, which was involved in a fight with Sigma Rho fraternity members the week before he was killed.