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legal instrument


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n legal instrument (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
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In literature:

Godwin admitted quietly that the doctrine of seizing the instrumentality of a crime was pretty well established in the American legal system.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
There was no question about the genuineness and the legal sufficiency of this instrument.
"The Guardian Angel" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
For Time had heard the hero swear to that legalizing instrument, and had also registered an oath.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
This instrument can not be legally binding upon the United States unless sanctioned by the Senate.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Janette Wood of Richmond was manumitted in 1795 by her mother, "natural love" being the only consideration named in the legal instrument.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
An immaterial alteration is one which does not change the legal effect or significance of an instrument.
"Disputed Handwriting" by Jerome B. Lavay
Instruments are made for the purpose of measuring quantities of electricity in terms of the legal standard.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
The act required that legal documents and commercial instruments should be written, and that newspapers should be printed on stamped paper.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
It only required that legal documents and commercial instruments should be written, and newspapers printed, on stamped paper.
"The War of Independence" by John Fiske
The precise and legal language of the instruments, provoked much ridicule, and might justify a smile.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume II (of 2)" by John West
To do so, however, would not have been dignified, for this proclamation was what is called a legal instrument.
"The Sleeping Beauty" by C. S. Evans
If the people use the instruments which he provides, they have a legal method for enforcing obedience.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
There was no question about the genuineness and the legal sufficiency of this instrument.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
The two instruments are legal rights and education.
"The Arena" by Various
As a legal instrument, there is no trace of slavery in it.
"The Unconstitutionality of Slavery" by Lysander Spooner
The English trader and entrepreneur was not seeking for legal instruments.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
While in some doubt as to the legal sufficiency of this instrument, McAllister felt that its intendment was unmistakable.
"McAllister and His Double" by Arthur Train
Legally bonds are credit instruments, and stocks are not.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
In the case of the slave, the instrument of that abstraction is force and legal enactments.
"Cannibals all!" by George Fitzhugh