action brought
An action commenced. Goldenberg v Murphy, 108 US 162, 27 L Ed 686. 2 S Ct 388; Anno: 27 ALR2d 236, 253. A pending action; the status of an action wherein the defendant is subject to judicial orders tendered in the cause. 32 Am J2d Fed Prac § 424.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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