act of indemnity
A statute in aid of officers who have failed to qualify for their offices.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Act of indemnity — Indemnity In*dem ni*ty, n.; pl. {Indemnities}. [L. indemnitas, fr. indemnis uninjured: cf. F. indemnit[ e]. See {Indemnify}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Security; insurance; exemption from loss or damage, past or to come; immunity from penalty, or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Act of indemnity — Act Act ([a^]kt), n. [L. actus, fr. agere to drive, do: cf. F. acte. See {Agent}.] 1. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed. [1913 Webster] That best portion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • act of indemnity — index exoneration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 act of indemnity …   Law dictionary

  • act of indemnity — 1. : an act passed to relieve persons (as officials) from some penalty to which they have become liable by acting illegally or beyond the limits of their powers 2. : an act passed to provide compensation for damage incurred in the service of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • act of indemnity — noun an act of Parliament passed to exempt persons from punishment for illegal actions undertaken in the public interest, as in wartime …   Australian English dictionary

  • act of indemnity — (Law) act or law passed as to relieve people mainly in an official post) from punishment to which they are liable as a result of acting illegally (in case of ministers, as a result of exceeding the limits of their explicit constitutional powers) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Act of attainder — Act Act ([a^]kt), n. [L. actus, fr. agere to drive, do: cf. F. acte. See {Agent}.] 1. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed. [1913 Webster] That best portion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Act of bankruptcy — Act Act ([a^]kt), n. [L. actus, fr. agere to drive, do: cf. F. acte. See {Agent}.] 1. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed. [1913 Webster] That best portion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Act of faith — Act Act ([a^]kt), n. [L. actus, fr. agere to drive, do: cf. F. acte. See {Agent}.] 1. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed. [1913 Webster] That best portion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Act of God — Act Act ([a^]kt), n. [L. actus, fr. agere to drive, do: cf. F. acte. See {Agent}.] 1. That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed. [1913 Webster] That best portion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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