de·scrip·tion n: a representation in words of the nature and characteristics of a thing: asa: a specification of the boundaries of a piece of land (as for a deed)b: an explanation of an invention in a patent application or printed publication
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
account, characterization, definition, delineation, depiction, descriptio, details, enarratio, explanation, expositio, formulation, narrative, outline, particulars, portrayal, profile, sketch, specification
associated concepts: correct description, description in a will, description of goods, description of land, description of persons, description of property, specific description
- Veritas demonstrationis toll it errorem nominis. — In all penal judgments, allowance is made for youth and lack of prudence- Falsa demonstratione legatum non perimi. — A legacy is not nullified by an incorrect description- Praesentia corporis tollit errorem nominis; et Veritas nominis toll it errorem demonstrationis. — The presence of the body cures an error in the name; and the accuracy of the name cures an error of description.- Non accipi debent verba in demonstrationem falsam, quae competunt in limitationem veram. — Words ought not to be taken to import a false description which may be taken to describe a true limitationII index account (report), brief, call (title), caption, character (personal quality), clarification, color (complexion), construction, definition, delineation, denomination, designation (naming), explanation, label, manner (kind), narration, paraphrase, prospectus, recital, report (detailed account), representation (statement), specification, story (narrative), style
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
It is a statutory implied contract term that goods sold by description must correspond with that description. The term may be excluded by the seller in a business-to-business sale if to do so would be reasonable.
Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.
that section of a deed or conveyance (sometimes referred to as the particulars) in which the lands being transferred are described. The description may be verbal or by reference to a plan. Where the conveyance contains both a verbal description and a plan, questions may arise as to which has precedence, especially where the two appear to conflict. In all cases this will be a question of construction of the language of the particular deed. See description, implied condition.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.