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ACTIONARY
A commercial term used among foreigners, to signify stockholders. ... more

ACTIONES NOMINATAE
Formerly the English courts of chancery would make no writs when there was no precedent, and the cases for which there were precedents were called actiones nominatoe. The... more

ACTIVE
The opposite, of passive. We say active debts, or debts due to us, passive debts are those we owe. ... more

ACTON BURNELL
Statute of Vide de Mercatoribus. Cruise, Dig. tit. 14, s. 6. ... more

ACTOR
practice. 1. A plaintiff or complainant. 2. He on whom the burden of proof lies. In actions of replevin both parties are said to be actors. The proctor or... more

ACTS OF COURT
In courts of admiralty, by this phrase is understood legal memoranda of the nature of pleas. For example, the English court of admiralty disregards all tenders, except those formally... more

ACTS OF SEDERUNT
In the laws of Scotland, are ordinances for regulating the forms of proceeding, before the court of session, in the administration of justice, made by the judges, who... more

ACTUAL
Real, actual. 2. Actual notice. One which has been expressly given by which knowledge of a fact hos been brought home to a party... more

ACTUARIUS
An ancient name or appellation of a notary. ... more

ACTUARY
A clerk in some corporations vested with various powers. In the ecclesiastical law he is a clerk who registers the acts and constitutions of the convocation. ... more

ACTUS
A foot way and horse way. Vide Way. ... more

AD DAMNUM
pleading. To the damage. In all personal and mixed actions, with the exception of actions of debt qui tam, where the plaintiff has sustained no damages, the declaration concludes... more

AD DIEM
At the day, as a plea of payment ad diem, on the day when the money became due. See Solvit ad diem, and Com. Dig. Pleader,... more

AD INQUIRENDUM
practice. A judicial writ, commanding inquiry to be made of any thing relating to a cause depending in court. ... more

AD INTERIM
In the mean time. An officer is sometimes appointed ad interim, when the principal officer is absent, or for some cause incapable of acting for the time. AD... more

AD QUEM
A Latin expression which signifies to which, in the computation of time or distance, as the day ad quem. The last day of the term, is always computed. See... more

QUOD DAMNUM
Eng. law. The name of a writ issuing out of and returnable into chancery, directed to the sheriff, commanding him to inquire by a jury "What damage it will... more

AD SECTAM
At the suit of, commonly abbreviated ads. It isusual in filing pleas, and other papers, for a defendant, instead of putting the name of the plaintiff first, as... more

AD TERMINUM QUI PRETERIIT
The name of a writof entry which lay for the lessor or his heirs, when a lease had been made of lands or tenements, for term of... more

AD TUNC ET IBIDEM
That part of an indictment, where it is stated that the object-matter of the crime or offence " then and there being found," is technically so called. N. C.... more

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