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S You have crossed your S (French). You have cheated me in your account; you have charged me pounds where you ought to have charged shillings, or shillings where you ought to have charged pence. In the old French accounts, f (= s) stood for sous or pence, and f for francs. To cross your f meant therefore to turn it fraudulently into f.

S.P.Q.R Senatus Populus Que Romanus (the Roman Senate and People). Letters inscribed on the standards of ancient Rome.

S.S. Collar The collar consists of a series of the letter S in gold, either linked together or set in close order, on a blue and white ribbon. (See Collar Of S.S. )

“On the Wednesday preceding Easter, 1465, as Sir Anthony was speaking to his royal sister, on his knees, all the ladies of the court gathered round him, and bound to his left knee a band of gold, adorned with stones fashioned into the letters S.S. (souvenance, or remembrance) and to this band was suspended an enamelled Forget-me-not.”- Lord Lytton: Last of the Barons, bk. iv. 5.

S.S.S (Latin stratum super stratum). Layer over layer.

S.T.P stands for Sanctae Theologiae Professor. Professor is the Latin for Doctor. D.D.- i.e. Divinity Doctor or Doctor of Divinity- is the English equivalent of the Latin S.T.P.

Saadia (Al). A cuirass of silver which belonged to King Saul, and was lent to David when he was armed for the encounter with Goliath. This cuirass fell into the hands of Mahomet, being part of the property confiscated from the Jews on their expulsion from Medina.

Sabbath Day's Journey (Exodus xvi. 29; Acts i. 12), with the Jews was not to exceed the distance between the ark and the extreme end of the camp. This was 2,000 cubits, somewhat short of an English mile. (Exodus xvi. 29: Acts i. 12.)

“Up to the hill by Hebron, seat of giants old,
No journey of a Sabbath Day, and loaded so.”
Milton: Samson Agonistes.

Sabbath of Sound (The). Silence.

Sabbathians The disciples of Sabbathais Zwi, the most remarkable “Messiah” of modern times. At the age of fifteen he had mastered the Talmud, and at eighteen the Cabbala. (1641-1677.)

Sabbatical Year One year in seven, when all land with the ancient Jews was to lie fallow for twelve months. This law was founded on Exodus xxiii. 10, etc.; Leviticus xxv. 2-7; Deuteronomy xv. 1-11.

Sabeans An ancient religious sect; so called from Sabi, son of Seth, who, with his father and brother Enoch, lies buried in the Pyramids. The Sabeans worshipped one God, but approached Him indirectly through some created representative, such as the sun, moon, stars, etc. Their system is called Sabeanism or the Sabean faith. The Arabs were chiefly Sabeans before their conversion.

Sabeanism The worship of the sun, moon, and host of heaven. (Chaldee, tzaba, a host.)

Sabeism means baptism- that is, the “religion of many baptisms;” founded by Boudasp or Bodhisattva, a wise Chaldean. This sect was the root of the party called “Christians of St. John,” and by the Arabs El Mogtasila.

Sabellians A religious sect; so called from Sabellius, a Libyan priest of the third century. They believed in the unity of God, and said that the Trinity merely expressed three relations or states of one and the same God.

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