amicable action


amicable action
An action brought and carried on by the mutual consent and arrangement of the parties, to obtain judgment of court on a doubtful question of law, the facts being usually settled by agreement.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Amicable action — Amicable Am i*ca*ble, a. [L. amicabilis, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. See {Amiable}.] Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable disposition, or arrangement. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amicable action — am·i·ca·ble action / a mi kə bəl / n: a case brought before a court by consent of the parties in order to get a ruling on a point of law used esp. in Pennsylvania Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. amicable act …   Law dictionary

  • amicable action — noun : an action commenced and prosecuted by amicable consent of the parties for the purpose of obtaining a decision of the court on some matter of law amicable action, in the sense in which these words are used in courts of justice, presupposes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amicable — Am i*ca*ble, a. [L. amicabilis, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. See {Amiable}.] Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable disposition, or arrangement. [1913 Webster] That …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amicable numbers — Amicable Am i*ca*ble, a. [L. amicabilis, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. See {Amiable}.] Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable disposition, or arrangement. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amicable suit — noun An action to secure clarification on a point of law, in concord and in the mutual interest of the parties involved …   Wiktionary

  • amicable scire facias to revive a judgment — /aemakabal sayriy feyshiyss/ A written agreement, signed by the person to be bound by the revival, in the nature of a writ of scire facias with a confession of judgment thereon, which must be duly docketed, but which requires no judicial action… …   Black's law dictionary

  • friendly suit — A suit brought by a creditor against an executor or administrator, being really a suit by the executor or administrator, in the name of a creditor, against himself, in order to compel the creditors to take an equal distribution of the assets.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • friendly suit — Same as amicable action …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium


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