ACT 0F LAW
\ˈakt zˈi͡əɹə͡ʊ ˈɛf lˈɔː], \ˈakt zˈiəɹəʊ ˈɛf lˈɔː], \ˈa_k_t z_ˈiə_ɹ_əʊ ˈɛ_f l_ˈɔː]\
Definitions of ACT 0F LAW
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An event which occurs in consequence of some principle of law. If, for example, land out of which a rent charge has been granted, be recovered by an elder title, and thereby the rent charge becomes avoided; yet the grantee, shall have a writ of annuity, because the rent charge is made void by due course or act of law, it, being a actus legis nemini est damnosus. 2 Inst. 287.
By John Bouvier