action of book debt

A form of common law action for the recovery of claims, such as are usually evidenced by a book-account

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Book debt — Debt Debt, n. [OE. dette, F. dette, LL. debita, fr. L. debitus owed, p. p. of debere to owe, prop., to have on loan; de + habere to have. See {Habit}, and cf. {Debit}, {Due}.] 1. That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • action of book account or book debt — See book debt …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • book debt — A common law form of action to recover for such items as are the proper subjects of book charge, that is, proper for entry or charge in a book of account. Newton v Higgins, 2 Vt 366, 369. See book of account …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • debt — n [Old French dette, ultimately from Latin debita, plural of debitum debt, from neuter of debitus, past participle of debere to owe] 1: something owed: as a: a specific sum of money or a performance due another esp. by agreement (as a loan… …   Law dictionary

  • Debt — Debt, n. [OE. dette, F. dette, LL. debita, fr. L. debitus owed, p. p. of debere to owe, prop., to have on loan; de + habere to have. See {Habit}, and cf. {Debit}, {Due}.] 1. That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Debt of nature — Debt Debt, n. [OE. dette, F. dette, LL. debita, fr. L. debitus owed, p. p. of debere to owe, prop., to have on loan; de + habere to have. See {Habit}, and cf. {Debit}, {Due}.] 1. That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Debt — For other uses, see Debt (disambiguation). Personal finance Credit and debt Pawnbroker Student loan Employment contract …   Wikipedia

  • Debt of Honor — For the 1936 film, see Debt of Honour. Debt of Honor   …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Deuteronomy — Hebrew Bible Tanakh …   Wikipedia

  • Bond debt — Debt Debt, n. [OE. dette, F. dette, LL. debita, fr. L. debitus owed, p. p. of debere to owe, prop., to have on loan; de + habere to have. See {Habit}, and cf. {Debit}, {Due}.] 1. That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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