circuity of action

circuity of action
Indirectness of remedy to be attained by unnecessary litigation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • circuity of action — A complex, indirect, or roundabout course of legal proceeding, making two or more actions necessary in order to effect that adjustment of rights between all the parties concerned in the transaction which, by a more direct course, might have been… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • circuity of action — The return of a bill of exchange, prior to maturity, to the person who first signed it. Under these circumstances it may be renegotiated, but the person forfeits any right of action against those who put their names to it in the intervening… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • circuity of action — an unnecessarily long course of proceedings …   Useful english dictionary

  • circuity — index digression, indirection (indirect action) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • Circuit — Cir cuit, n. [F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr. circuire or circumire to go around; circum around + ire to go.] 1. The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circuit court — Circuit Cir cuit, n. [F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr. circuire or circumire to go around; circum around + ire to go.] 1. The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galvanic circle — Circuit Cir cuit, n. [F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr. circuire or circumire to go around; circum around + ire to go.] 1. The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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