Definition of SOUS SEING PRIVE.


SOUS SEING PRIVE.

An act sous seingprive, in Louisiana and by
the French law, is an act or contract evidenced by writing under the private
signature of the parties to it. The term is used in opposition to the authentic
act, which is an agreement entered into in the presence of a notary or other
public officer.


2. The form of the instrument does not give it its character so much as
the fact that it appears or does not appear to have been executed before the
officer. 7 N. S. 548 5 N. S. 196.


3. The effect of a sous seing prive is not the same as that of the
authentic act. The former cannot be given in evidence until proved, and, unless
accompanied by possession, it does not, in general, affect third persons; 6 N.
S. 429, 432; the latter, or authentic acts, are full evidence against the
parties and those who claim under them. 8 N. S. 132. See Act; Authentic act.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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