Helpful Hints
  • (1) You can search the entire content of Dean’s by phrase or by individual words. Just type your keywords into the search box and then pull down the search icon on the right and choose the option you need: search by word or by phrase or reset the content.
  • (2) Double click on a word in the content of a definition, and if the word is listed as a keyword in Dean’s, it will look that word up.
  • (3) You can use the search function to help jump the scrolling function. Simply type the first 2-3 letters into the search box then hit enter on your keyboard and the scroll will go to those Keywords that begin with those letters and allow you to scroll from there.

The designation by which an action is known in the law. Under the old rigid and inflexible pleading requirements of the common law each particular writ had specific and invariable forms of process, pleading, trial and judgment. The common-law forms of action were account, covenant, debt, detinue, ejectment, general assumpsit. replevin, special assumpsit, trespass on the case, trespass, and trover. These have been abolished and replaced by the modern civil procedure rules of pleading and actions.

Register or login to access full content