commencement of action at law


commencement of action at law
At common law, an action was commenced and pending from the first moment of the day on which the writ was issued and bore teste. Newman v Chapman, 23 Va (2 Rand) 93. For definition in accord with modern practice, See commencement of action.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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