Definition of RELATION


RELATION

contracts, construction. When an act is done at one
time, and it operates upon the thing as if done at another time, it is said to
do so by relation; as, if a man deliver a deed as an escrow, to be delivered by
the party holding it, to the grantor, on the performance of some act, the
delivery to the latter will have relation back to the first delivery. Termes de
la Ley. Again, if a partner be adjudged a bankrupt, the partnership is
dissolved, and such dissolution relates back to the time when the commission
issued. 3 Kent, Com. 33. Vide 18 Vin. Ab. 285; 4 Com. Dig. 245; 5 Id. 339;
Litt. S. C. 462-466; 2 John. 510; 4 John. 230; 15 John. 809; 2 Har. & John.
151, and the article Fiction.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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