ac etiam
Literally, "and also," but its legal significance appears in the old practice in England of adding a fictitious cause of action to enable the court to take jurisdiction, that is, the adding of a count in trespass to one for debt, where the jurisdiction of the court was limited to civil injuries by force. The fictitious cause gave jurisdiction; the real cause for debt authorized an arrest. See 2 Bl Comm 288.

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  • ac etiam — /aek eshiyam/ (Lat. And also.) ac etiam, acetiam The introduction of the statement of the real cause of action, used formerly in those cases where it was necessary to allege a fictitious cause of action to give the court jurisdiction, and also… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ac etiam — /aek eshiyam/ (Lat. And also.) ac etiam, acetiam The introduction of the statement of the real cause of action, used formerly in those cases where it was necessary to allege a fictitious cause of action to give the court jurisdiction, and also… …   Black's law dictionary

  • ac etiam — (ˈ)ak.ˈed.ēˌam, (ˈ)ä...äm; (ˈ)ak.ˈēshēˌam Etymology: Latin English law : and also formerly used in certain actions to introduce a clause stating the real cause of the action after a fictitious cause had been alleged in order to establish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clause of ac etiam — See ac etiam …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • ADVOCATI Urbium ac Regionum — quoque occurrunt passim apud Scriptores. Sie Berchtoldus Dux Zeringensis, Die et Impcriali gratiâ Thuregici locilegitumus Advocatus seu Kastvogt (quasi Castri tutor) inscribitur in Charta A. C. 1187. et A. C. 1210. Henricus Comes Lovaniensis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • COQUI ac Offarii — magni apud Romanos, sequiori aevô, habiti sunt. Plin. l. 9. c. 17. extr. At nunc Coci triumphorum pretiis parantur, et Cocorum prsces: nullusque prope iam mortalis aestimatur pluris, quam qui peritissime censum Domini mergit. Et Val. Max. l. 9. c …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • MANUUM Gesticulatio ac Formatio ridicula — ad alios deridendos, indigitatur Tertulliâno de Pallio, c. 4. cum ait: Et acie figere, et manibus destinare et nutu tradere merito sit. Ubi tria haec iungit, Oculos, Manus, nutus. Sic Appuleius Metamorph. l. 3. Nec qui laverim qui terserim, qui… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • CARICAE Claves etiam dictae — quae Laconicae alias, quod his etiam Cares uterentur. Avienus Arati Interpres, ubi de sidere Cassiopeae, Lux hebes est matri. Sic qualem Caria quondam Noverat intrantem per claustra tenacia clavem, Formatur stellis distantibus. In quibus verbis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • BELLI indicendi ac gerendi ritus — Romani, ut inquit Varro bella et tarde, et nullâ licentiâ suscipiebant, et quod bellum nullum nisi pium putabant geri oportere, prinsquam indicerent bellum iis, a quibus iniurias factas seiebant, Faeciales legatos res repetitum mittebant quatuor …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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