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Concept of Absolute

Traditional meaning of absolute [1] in scots law: Unconditional; complete in itself; not relative; final. Absolute conveyance: one without condition or qualification. Absolute estate: one subject to no condition; see Rob. El. L. Rev. ed.,§§ 90-94- Rule absolute: in English practice, an order or judgment of court to be carried immediately and unconditionally into effect; distinguished from a rule nisi, which is not to be carried into effect unless no cause be shown against it. A rule nisi, on being confirmed at the hearing, becomes absolute. Absolute warrandice: in Scotch practice, warranty against all the world.


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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Absolute”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Absolute.

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