action in equity
Same as suit in equity. 27 Am J2d Eq § 177.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • action at equity — n. An action brought in a court of equity. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • suit in equity — An action in equity. A suit prosecuted and tried in accordance with the modes of procedure known to courts of equity. 27 Am J2d Equity § 177. Under modern statutes in most jurisdictions, an action in equity is an ordinary civil action. It is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill in equity — the process instituting an action or proceeding in a suit in equity setting forth the plaintiff s cause of action …   Useful english dictionary

  • commencement of suit in equity — The filing of a bill or complaint in the office of the clerk of the court. 27 Am J2d Eq § 177. For more modern view as to the commencement of an action, See commencement of action …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • action — ac·tion n [Latin actio legal proceeding, from agere to do, carry out, initiate legal proceedings] 1 a: a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense …   Law dictionary

  • action for accounting — Action in equity based on inadequacy of legal remedy and particularly applicable to mutual and complicated accounts and where confidential or fiduciary relationship exists. Action to adjust mutual accounts and to strike a balance …   Black's law dictionary

  • action for accounting — Action in equity based on inadequacy of legal remedy and particularly applicable to mutual and complicated accounts and where confidential or fiduciary relationship exists. Action to adjust mutual accounts and to strike a balance …   Black's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • equity — eq·ui·ty / e kwə tē/ n pl ties [Latin aequitat aequitas fairness, justice, from aequus equal, fair] 1 a: justice according to fairness esp. as distinguished from mechanical application of rules prompted by considerations of equity comity between… …   Law dictionary

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