form of action

Legal Definition of form of action

: any of the personal actions (as assumpsit, detinue, or replevin) formerly brought at common law — see also writ

Note: Rule 2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure states “there is one form of action–the civil action.”

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“Form of action.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/form%20of%20action. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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