Transitory action
Transitory Tran"si*to*ry, a. [L. transitorius: cf. F. transitoire. See {Transient}.] Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent. [1913 Webster]

Comfort and succor all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster]

It was not the transitory light of a comet, which shines and glows for a wile, and then . . . vanishes into nothing. --South. [1913 Webster]

{Transitory action} (Law), an action which may be brought in any county, as actions for debt, and the like; -- opposed to local action. --Blackstone. Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

Syn: transient; short-lived; brief. See {Transient}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • transitory action — tran·si·to·ry action / tran zə ˌtōr ē , sə / n: an action that may be brought in any venue where there is personal jurisdiction over the defendant compare local action Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • transitory action — noun : an action (as for debt) that may be brought in any county or district where jurisdiction can be secured over the person of the defendant compare local action * * * transitory action noun (law) An action that can be brought in any country… …   Useful english dictionary

  • transitory action — An action upon a cause of action that could have arisen in any place whatsoever, having no such reference to one place as to render it a local action. 56 Am J1st Venue § 3 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Transitory — Tran si*to*ry, a. [L. transitorius: cf. F. transitoire. See {Transient}.] Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent. [1913 Webster] Comfort and succor all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble. Bk. of Com.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • transitory — adj. not permanent, brief, transient. Phrases and idioms: transitory action Law an action that can be brought in any country irrespective of where the transaction etc. started. Derivatives: transitorily adv. transitoriness n. Etymology: ME f. AF… …   Useful english dictionary

  • transitory — Passing from place to place; that which may pass or be changed from one place to another; the opposite of local. See transitory action …   Black's law dictionary

  • transitory — I adjective brief, cursory, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, fugacious, impermanent, momentary, not permanent, passing away, provisional, short lived, temporal, temporary, transient, unenduring, unstable, volatile associated concepts:… …   Law dictionary

  • local action — At common law, an action which can be brought only where the cause of action arose, since the cause is one that in its nature can arise in one place only. 56 Am J1st Ven § 3. The antithesis of a transitory action. In most jurisdictions, the venue …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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