Abbreviation of American Law Reports, Second Series. See American Law Reports.

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  • residence — A term of dual meaning, sometimes meaning a temporary, permanent, or transient character of abode; at other times meaning one s fixed abode or domicil. 25 Am J2d Dom § 4. Sometimes a mere physical presence in a place; at other times an abiding in …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accidental — By accident; by chance or fortuitously, without intention or design; unexpected, unusual, and unforeseen. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1164. The word is used in its ordinary popular sense in accident policies and means happening by chance, unexpectedly… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • debt — A common law action for the recovery of a fixed and definite sum of money or for a sum of money which can be ascertained from fixed data by computation or is capable of being readily reduced to certainty. 1 Am J2d Actions § 20; that which is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • radius — A term used in prescribing limits of distance or area. Sacks v Legg, 219 Ill App 144. A term used in prescribing the efficacy of automobile lights. Anno; 11 ALR2d 1424. A straight line extending from the center of a circle or sphere to its… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accident — An occurrence by chance or not as expected. Haser v Maryland Casualty Co. 78 ND 893, 53 NW2d 508, 33 ALR2d 1018; Anno: 8 ALR2d 409. In lesser scope, an occurrence which could not have been foreseen by the exercise of reasonable prudence, one… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • business — The work in which one is regularly or usually engaged, the activity in which he spends the major portion of his time, and from which he makes a living. La Belle v Hennepin County Bar Asso. 206 Minn 290,288 NW 788,125 ALR 1023; a commercial… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • conviction — An adjudication that a person is guilty of a crime based upon a verdict or, in a proper case, the ascertainment of guilt by a plea of guilty or polo contender;. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 617. Such is the primary and usual meaning of the term conviction …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • independent contractor — One who, exercising independence in respect of his choice of work to be performed by him, contracts to do or perform certain work for another person according to his own means and methods, without being subject to the control of such other person …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • laches — A doctrine, otherwise known as the doctrine of stale demand, by which equitable relief is denied to one who has been guilty of unconscionable delay, as shown by surrounding facts and circumstances, in seeking that relief. Anno: 34 ALR2d 1314 § 1 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • marketable title — A title good as a matter of law, its validity not being dependent upon the determination of any question of fact. Wurzweiler v Cox, 138 Or 110, 5 P2d 699; First Nat. Bank of St. Johnsbury v Laperle 117 Vt 144, 86 A2d 635, 30 ALR2d 958. A title… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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