With all reasonable diligence and dispatch. Within a reasonable time. As a limitation of time in a covenant for repairs contained in a lease:–with all reasonable celerity, not immediately. 32 Am J1st L & T § 800. As a limitation of time for the giving of a notice:–with reasonable promptness, 8 Am J2d Auto § 869; 32 Am J1st L & T § 800; with promptness according to the exigency of the occasion, such as the necessity of locating the person to receive notice. Northwestern Nat. Ins. Co. v Cohen, 138 Va 177, 121 SE 507.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.


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