form of action

form of action
form of action: any of the personal actions (as assumpsit, detinue, or replevin) formerly brought at common law see also writ
◇ Rule 2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure states “there shall be one form of action to be known as ‘civil action.’ ”

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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