Tag: AC

  • Action

    Definition of Action A civil proceeding commenced by writ or in such other manner as may be prescribed by rules of Court. It does not include a criminal proceeding by the Crown. (Judicature Act, 1925, s. 225.) Before the Judicature Acts, action generally meant a proceeding in one of the common […]

  • Action In Rem

    Definition of Action In Rem An action in the Admiralty Court commenced by the arrest of the res, the ship. See Admiralty Action Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Action In Rem in the Dictionaries, Action In Rem in our legal dictionaries, Related […]

  • Action On The Case

    Definition of Action On The Case The Statute of Westminster II, 13 Edw. 1, c. 24 (1288), enacted that when a writ was found in Chancery (where original writs were prepared for suitors by the clerks) but in a like case (in consimili casu), falling under the same right, and requiring the same […]

  • Action, Prejudicial

    Definition of Action, Prejudicial A proceeding so called because it had to be disposed of before the hearing of a pending action Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Action, Prejudicial in the Dictionaries, Action, Prejudicial in our legal […]

  • Actiones Nominatae

    Definition of Actiones Nominatae The approved forms of writs. Suitorsee Action on the Case Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actiones Nominatae in the Dictionaries, Actiones Nominatae in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from […]

  • Actions, Forms Of

    Definition of Actions, Forms Of were abolished by the Judicature Acts. They were : (I) on contract ; (a) covenant, being on a deed alone ; (b) assumpsit, being on a simple contract only ; (c) debt, being either on a deed or on a simple contract ; (d) scire facias, being on a judgment…

  • Actor

    Definition of Actor A plaintiff, claimant, or demandant Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actor in the Dictionaries, Actor in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the Legal Thesaurus, […]

  • Actus Non Facit Reum, Nisi Metis Sit Rea

    Definition of Actus Non Facit Reum, Nisi Metis Sit Rea The act itself does not constitute guilt unless done with a guilty intent. See Intention Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actus Non Facit Reum, Nisi Metis Sit Rea in the Dictionaries, Actus Non […]

  • Actio Di Recta

    Definition of Actio Di Recta An action based immediately on the very text of the law; opposed to actio utilis. Similarly, an action arising from an essential part of the execution of a contract, as actio commodati directa; opposed to actio (commodati) contraria, arising on the other side from […]

  • Actio In Personam

    Definition of Actio In Personam A personal action, in which the plaintiff claims that the defendant ought to give or do or make good something to or for him. (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actio In Personam in the Dictionaries, Actio […]