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Real; substantial; existing presently in act having a valid objective existence as opposed to that which is merely theoretical or possible. Something real, in opposition to constructive or speculative; something existing in act Astor v. Merritt, 111 U. S. 202, 4 Sup. Ct. 413, 28 L. Ed. 401; Kelly v. Ben. Ass’n, 40 App. Div. 70, 61 N. Y. Supp. 394; State r. Wells, 31 Conn. 213. As to actual “Bias,” “Damages,” “Delivery,” “Eviction,” “Fraud,” “Malice,” “Notice,” “Occupation,” “Ouster,” “Possession,” “Residence,” “Seisin,” “Total Loss,” see those titles.


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