discovery


discovery
The finding of something, perchance a cure for a disease, a new land, a new planet, or a mechanical principle which may be adapted to produce an article which has the requisite of patentability. 40 Am J1st Pat § 39. A finding of mineral, the primary factor in the perfection of a mining claim. 36 Am J1st Min & M § 83. The showing of mineral must be of such character that a person of ordinary prudence, whether he is a miner or not, would feel justified in expending further time and money in development of the property in view of prospects of profit. 36 Am J1st Min & M § 87. A remedy for the sole purpose of compelling the adverse party to answer its allegations and interrogatories, and thereby to disclose facts within his own knowledge, information, or belief, or to disclose and produce documents, books and other things within his possession, custody or control, being usually employed to enable a party to prosecute or defend an action. 23 Am J2d Depos § 141. See bill of discovery; discovery and occupation; pure bill of discovery; statutory discovery.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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