form of action

Definition of "form of action"
  1. A type of personal legal proceeding, such as assumpsit, detinue, or replevin, that was traditionally filed under common law
How to use "form of action" in a sentence
  1. In the past, a form of action like assumpsit was commonly used in disputes over debts or promises not written in a contract.
  2. Replevin was a common form of action employed to regain possession of personal property wrongly held by another.
  3. Detinue was an ancient form of action that allowed a person to recover goods wrongfully detained by another party.

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