Acting for Another

Acting for Another in Europe Acting for Another in Germany Provisions relating to acting for another in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Two the Offenceunder the First Title, Foundations of Criminal Liability," located in Section 14 Acting for […]

Acquis

Acquis in Europe Description of Acquis The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes acquis in the following terms: [1] Acquired' ground – that is, political or legal areas that have been 'communitised', so that they now fall within the competence of the […]

Accessory

Accessory in Europe Definition of Accessory

In felonies, those concerned in the crime, otherwise than as principals, are accessories. An accessory before the fact is one who directly or indirectly procures by any means the commission of any felony but who is not actually or […]

Acquis Communautaire

Acquis Communautaire in Europe Definition of Acquis Communautaire In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Acquis Communautaire : (French) The body of *Community legislation by which all EU member states are bound. Description of Acquis communautaire The […]

Act of Assignment

Act of Assignment in Europe Act of Assignment (in European Private Law) In this context, this may be a concept of the term: An "act of assignment" of a right is a contract or other juridical act which is intended to effect a transfer of the right. Resources See Also Private Law

Acquisition Finance Device

Acquisition Finance Device in Europe Acquisition Finance Device (in European Private Law) In this context, this may be a concept of the term: An "acquisition finance device" is (a) a retention of ownership device; (b) where ownership of a sold asset has been transferred to the buyer, […]

Accession

Accession in Europe Definition of Accession In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Accession : 1. The formal agreement of a country to an international *treaty. The term is applied to the agreement of a country to become a member state of the European Unio […]

Accessibility

Accessibility in Europe Accessibility and the Public Sector Information There are several elements included in accessibility. Some examples from literature: e.g. Beers makes a distinction between the legal availability of information, the practical accessibility and the usability. Bovens makes […]

Acp States

Acp States in Europe Definition of Acp States In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Acp States : The African, Caribbean, and Pacific states that are associated with the European Union through the Lomé Convention. This convention, which was signed at Lomé […]

Access

Definition of Access The opportunity of marital intercourse between husband and wife Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Access in the Dictionaries, Access in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of […]

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 ; (e) […]

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 Utilis

Definition of Actio Utilis See U tills actio Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actio Utilis in the Dictionaries, Actio Utilis in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse the Legal […]

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 […]

Actio In Rem

Definition of Actio In Rem A real action, in which the plaintiff claims that, as against all the world, the thing in dispute is his. (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actio In Rem in the Dictionaries, Actio In Rem in our legal […]

Actio (in Rem) Confessoria

Definition of Actio (in Rem) Confessoria An action to try a right to a servitude, brought by the owner of the dominant land against the owner of the servient land. (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actio (in Rem) Confessoria in the […]

Actio (in Rem) Negativa

Definition of Actio (in Rem) Negativa An action brought by the owner of the servient land, who alleges that his adversary is not entitled to a servitude which he is claiming ; or that he himself is entitled to his land free from the servitude claimed by his adversary. (Roman law.) Browse You […]

Actio Mixta

Definition of Actio Mixta A mixed action. (1) An action with a view both to the recovery of a thing and to the enforcement of a penalty. (2) An action that is both real and personal, or rather that is entirely personal, but in one respect more or less similar to a real action ; e.g., familice […]

Actio Noxalis

Definition of Actio Noxalis An action brought against a master for delicts committed by his slave, or for damage done from wantonness, heat or savage nature, by his tame animals. The master could free himself from liability by delivering up the offending slave or animal to the person […]

Actio Prejudicialis

Definition of Actio Prejudicialis An action preliminary to proceedings with a view to ascertain a fact which it is necessary to establish before going on with the case ; as whether a man is free or is a f reedman, or is the son of his reputed father. (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested […]

Actio Quod Metus Causa

Definition of Actio Quod Metus Causa was open to a person who had alienated property or undertaken an obligation under the constraint of intimidation (metus) or violence (vis). (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actio Quod Metus Causa in […]

Actio Strict Juris

Definition of Actio Strict Juris An action of strict law, the formula in which limited the attention of the Judge to the purely legal considerations involved. (Roman law.) Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Actio Strict Juris in the Dictionaries, […]

Act Of Settlement

Definition of Act Of Settlement The statute 12 & 13 Will. 3, c. 2, which enacted :(a) That after the death of William III and of the Princess Anne (afterwards Queen Anne) and in default of issue of either of them, the Crown should descend to Sophia, Electress of Hanover and the heirs of her […]

Act Of State

Definition of Act Of State An act done by the sovereign power of a country, or by its agent, acting within the scope of his authority. It cannot be made the subject of proceedings in a Court of law Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Act Of State in […]

Act Of Supremacy

Definition of Act Of Supremacy The statute 1 Eliz. c. 1, passed in 1558 to establish the supremacy of the Crown in ecclesiastical matters Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Act Of Supremacy in the Dictionaries, Act Of Supremacy in our legal […]

Act Of Uniformity

Definition of Act Of Uniformity The statute 14 Car. 2, c. 4, passed in 1662 to regulate public worship Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Act Of Uniformity in the Dictionaries, Act Of Uniformity in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse […]

Act Of Parliament

Definition of Act Of Parliament The legislative decree of the King in Parliament ; a statuteThere are the following kinds of Acts: Public General, Local, Personal, and Private Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Act Of Parliament in the Dictionaries, […]

Acquit

Definition of Acquit (1) To discharge from pecuniary liability ; (2) To find a prisoner not guilty Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Acquit in the Dictionaries, Acquit in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European […]

Acquittal

Definition of Acquittal Discharge from prosecution upon a verdict of not guilty, or on a successful plea of pardon or of autrefois acquit or autrefois convict (q.v.). Acquittal is a bar to any subsequent prosecution for the same offence Browse You might be interested in these references tools: […]

Acquittance

Definition of Acquittance A written acknowledgment of the payment of a sum of money or debt due Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Acquittance in the Dictionaries, Acquittance in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the […]

Act Of Bankruptcy

Definition of Act Of Bankruptcy An act of a debtor on which a bankruptcy petition may le grounded. (Bankruptcy Act, 1914)The acts of bankruptcy are summarised in Ringwood’s Principles of Bankruptcy as follows :A. If in England or elsewhere a debtor makes a conveyance or assignment of his […]

Act Of God

Definition of Act Of God An event which happens independently of human action ; such as death from natural causes, storm, earthquake, etc. See Nugent v. Smith Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Act Of God in the Dictionaries, Act Of God in our legal […]

Act Of Grace

Definition of Act Of Grace An Act of Parliament giving a general and free pardon Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Act Of Grace in the Dictionaries, Act Of Grace in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European […]

Act Of Indemnity

Definition of Act Of Indemnity An Act passed to legalise transactions which, when they took place, were illegal, or to exempt particular persons from pecuniary penalties or punishments for acts done in the public service which were breaches of the law ; e.g.j the Indemnity Act, 1920 Browse You […]