Definition of TENSE.


TENSE.

A term used in, grammar to denote the distinction of
time.


2. The acts of a court of justice ought to be in the present tense; as,
"praeceptum est," not "preaceptum fuit;" but the acts of, the party may be in
the preterperfect tense, as "venit, et protulit hic in curia quandum querelam
suam;" and the continuances are in the preterperfect tense; as, "venerunt," not
"veniunt." 1 Mod. 81.


3. The contract of marriage should be made in language in the present
tense. 6 Binn. Rep. 405. Vide 1 Saund. 393, n. 1.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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