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REFORM Definition & Legal Meaning

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To correct, rectify, amend, remodel. Instruments inter partes may be reformed, when defective, by a court of equity. By this Is meant that the court, after ascertaining the real and original intention of the parties to a deed or other instrument, (which intention they failed to sufficiently express, through some error, mistake of fact, or inadvertence,) will decree that the Instrument be held and construed as if it fully and technically expressed that intention See Sullivan T. Haskin, 70 Vt 487, 41 Atl. REFORM 1006


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