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Court familiarisation visit Meaning

Visit in Scottish Law

A visit arranged in advance of a trial to help witnesses become more familiar with the courtroom.

Concept of Visit

The following is an old definition of Visit [1], a term which has several meanings:1. In international law, the right of visit or visitation is the right to ascertain by inspection of a ship’s papers that she has the nationality which she claims; the right of approach. The inter-visitation of ships at sea is a branch of the law of self-defense, and is, in point of fact, practiced by the public vessels of all nations when piratical character is suspected

Alternative Meaning

The right officially to inspect a charitable institution, or a place receiving pecuniary assistance from an individual or the public. whence (the word(s) which follow it are derivatives from the same root word) also visitor, and board of visitors, for the person or persons authorized to perform such service. Corporations, like the individuals who compose them, are liable to deviate from the end of their institution. For this reason the law provides proper persons to visit, inquire into, and correct all irregularities that arise in them. With respect to a lay corporation, the founder, his heirs or assigns are the visitors. In the original and strictest sense, the founder of all corporations is the king alone. The law has appointed the court of king’s bench as the place where he exercises this jurisdiction; there all misbehaviors of civil corporations are inquired into and redressed. 3. A visitor to a place is one who goes there for pleasure or health, engages in no business, and, remains only for a reasonable time. See Resident. 4. The expressions, “visit” an act of negligence with damages, and ” visit ” liability, or the consequences of an act, upon one, are not uncommon.

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Notes and References

  1. Meaning of Visit 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: Visit
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Court familiarisation visit Meaning Visit in Scottish Law A visit arranged in advance of a trial to help witnesses become [...]

This entry was last updated: January 30, 2017

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