as soon as practicable


as soon as practicable
Means reasonable time.
These words are not synonymous with "as soon as possible"; they mean ordinarily as soon as reasonably can be expected in the particular circumstances; or "in due time". But the words have also been construed as practically synonymous with speedily. The words "as soon as practicable" within liability policy requirement that insured will notify the insurer of an occurrence as soon as practicable means within reasonable time in view of all the facts and circumstances of each particular case. Greenway v. Selected Risks Ins. Co., D.C-App., 307 A.2d 753, 755

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • as soon as practicable — See notice as soon as practicable …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • notice as soon as practicable — As required of an insured or a person protected by a fidelity bond in reference to a loss, notice within a reasonable time after discovery of the loss. Anno: 23 ALR2d 1083; 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1379 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • practicable — I adjective achievable, attainable, capable of being done, doable, effectible, feasible, not too difficult, obtainable, operable, performable, possible, practical, realizable, reasonable, within reach, within the bounds of possibility, workable… …   Law dictionary

  • practicable — practicable, practicably Practicable is that which may be done, practiced, or accomplished; that which is performable, feasible, possible; and the adverb practicably means in a practicable manner. Within liability policy providing that when… …   Black's law dictionary

  • practicable, practicably — Practicable is that which may be done, practiced, or accomplished; that which is performable, feasible, possible; and the adverb practicably means in a practicable manner. Within liability policy providing that when accident occurred, written… …   Black's law dictionary

  • soon — Within a reasonable time; as soon as practicable; as soon as; as soon as may be. Phrase soon as practicable means within a reasonable time. Miller v. Zurich General Ace. & Liability Ins. Co., 36 N.J.Super. 288, 115 A.2d 597, 600 …   Black's law dictionary

  • practicable — adj. (formal) VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ perfectly ▪ reasonably …   Collocations dictionary

  • practicable — prac|ti|ca|ble [ præktıkəbl ] adjective FORMAL able to be done or used successfully: POSSIBLE, FEASIBLE: Any incident must be reported as soon as is practicable. a practicable system ╾ prac|ti|ca|bil|i|ty [ ,præktıkə bıləti ] noun uncount ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • practicable — UK [ˈpræktɪkəb(ə)l] / US adjective formal able to be done or used successfully Any incident must be reported as soon as is practicable. a practicable system Derived words: practicability UK [ˌpræktɪkəˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun uncountable practicably… …   English dictionary

  • at the earliest practicable moment — As soon as practicable; or as soon as possible; within a reasonable time under all the circumstances. Anne: 23 ALR2d 1083 …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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