Definition of COMPUTATION


COMPUTATION

counting, calculation. It is a reckoning or ascertaining
the number of any thing.

2. It is sometimes used in the common law for the true reckoning or account
of time. Time is computed in two ways; first, naturally, counting years,
days and hours; and secondly, civilly, that is, that when the last part
of the time has once commenced, it is considered as accomplished. Savig.
Dr. Rom. 182. See Infant; Fraction. For the computation of a year, see Com.
Dig. Ann; of a mouth, Com. Dig. Temps. A; 1 John. Cas. 100 15 John. R. 120;
2 Mass. 170, n.; 4 Mass. 460; 4 Dall. 144; 3 S. & R. 169; of a day, vide
Day.; and 3, Burr 1434; 11 Mass. 204; 2 Browne, 18; Dig. 3, 4, 5; Salk.
625; 3 Wils. 274.

3. It is a general rule that when an act is to be done within a certain
time, one day is to be taken inclusively, and one exclusively. Vide Lofft,
276; Dougl. 463; 2 Chit. Pr. 69; 3 Id. 108, 9; 3 T. R. 623; 2 Campb. R.
294; 4 Man. and Ryl. 300, n. (b) 5 Bingh. R. 339; S. C. 15, E. C. L. R.
462; 3 East, R. 407; Hob. 139; 4 Moore, R. 465; Har. Dig. Time, computation
of; 3 T. R. 623; 5 T. R. 283; 2 Marsh. R. 41; 22 E. C. L. R. 270; 13 , E,
C. L. R. 238; 24 E. C. L. R. 53; 4 Wasb. C. C. R. 232; 1 Ma-son, 176; 1
Pet. 60; 4 Pet. 349; 9 Cranch, 104; 9 Wheat. 581. Vide Day; Hour; Month;
Year.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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