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INCEPTION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Commencement; opening; initiation. The beginning of the operation ofa contract or will, or of a note, mortgage, lien, etc.; the beginning of a cause or suit iucourt. Oriental Hotel Co. v. Griffiths, 88 Tex. 574, 33 S. W. 652, 30 L. R. A. 7G5, 53 Am.St. Rep. 790; Sullivan v. Coal Co., 94 Tex. 541, 03 S. W. 307; Marvin v. McCul- lum, 20Johns. (N. Y.) 288; State v. Bollero, 112 La. 850, 30 South. 754.Incerta pro nnllis habentnr. Uncertain things are held for nothing. Dav. Ir. IC. B. 33.Incerta qnantitas vitiat actum. 1 Rolle R. 405. An uncertain quantity vitiates the act.


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