ac etiam

ac eti·​am | \ (ˈ)ak-ˈe-tē-ˌam, (ˈ)äk-ˈe-tē-ˌäm; (ˈ)ak-ˈē-shē-ˌam \

Definition of ac etiam

English law
: and also formerly used in certain actions to introduce a clause stating the real cause of the action after a fictitious cause had been alleged in order to establish jurisdiction

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1717, in the meaning defined above

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“Ac etiam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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