What is CIRCUMVENTION?

In Scotch law. Any act of fraud whereby a person is reduced to a deed by decreet. It has the same sense in the civil law. Dig. 50, 17. 49, 155. And see Oregon v. Jennings. 119 U. S. 74, 7 Sup. Ct. 124, 30 L. Ed. 323.

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