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RETRAXIT Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat. In practice. An open and voluntary renunciation by a plaintiff of his suit in court, made wheu the trial is called on, by which he forever loses liis actiou, or is barred from commencing another action for tlie same cause. 3 Bl. Comm. 200; 2 Archb. Pr. K. B. 250. A retraxit is the open, public, and voluntary renunciation by the plaintiff, in open court, of his suit or cause of action, and if this is done by the plaintiff, and a judgment entered thereon by the defendant, the plaintiff’s right of action is forever gone. Code Ga. 1S82,


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