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Concept of Extraordinary

The following is an old definition of Extraordinary [1], a term which has several meanings:1. The utmost; the highest under the circumstances: as, extraordinary care or diligence. See Care; Negligence

Alternative Meaning

Out of the common order; rot usual or regular: as, extraordinary jurisdiction, remedies. See Chancery; Minister, 3. Poverty or financial embarrassment is not an “extraordinary circumstance,” within the meaning of a, statute excusing laches in proceeding with a cause. As between ship-owner and insurer, the former is bound to provide against ordinary, while the latter insures against extraordinary perils. By ” extraordinary “is not meant what has never been previously heard of, or is within former experience, but what is beyond the ordinary, usual, or common.

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  1. Meaning of Extraordinary provided by the Anderson Dictionary of Law (1889) (Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims and an Exposition of the Principles of Law: Comprising a Dictionary and Compendium of American and English Jurisprudence; William C. Anderson; T. H. Flood and Company, Law Publishers, Chicago, United States)


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  • Article Name: Extraordinary
  • Author: Michael Mann
  • Description: Concept of Extraordinary The following is an old definition of Extraordinary [1], a term which has several meanings:1. The [...]

This entry was last updated: April 19, 2017

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