real action

noun

Definition of real action

1 : a local legal action founded on seisin or possession in which title is placed in issue and which aims at establishing title to a particular piece or part of real estate and at recovering the piece or part of real estate — compare local action , personal action, transitory action
2 Roman & civil law : an action which aims at recovering a movable or immovable subject of property or at establishing a property interest therein

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“Real action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/real%20action. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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