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EXIST Definition & Legal Meaning

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To live; to have life or animation; to be in present force, activity, or effect ata given time; as in speaking of “existing” contracts, creditors, debts, laws, rights, orliens. Merritt v. Grover, 57 Iowa, 493, 10 N. W. 879; Whitaker v. Bice, 9 Minn. 13 (Gil.1), 8G Am. Dec. 7S; Wing v. Slater, 19 R. I. 597, 35 AU. 302, 33 L. R. A. 566; LAW- rle v. State, 5 Ind. 526; Godwin v. Banks, 87Md. 425, 40 Atl. 208. A child conceived, but not born, Is to be deemed an “existingperson” so far as may be necessary for its interests in the event of its subsequent birth.Rev. Codes N. D. 1899,


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