real action

noun

Definition of real action

  1. 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. 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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