in the Scots law of diligence or legal enforcement, the doctrine that once an action has commenced the property involved should not be dealt with in such a way that the purpose of the action is defeated. More reliable methods are often used, such as arrestment on the dependence or interdict.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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