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RIDER Definition & Legal Meaning

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A rider, or rider-roll, signifies a schedule or small piece of parchment an- nexed to some part of a roll or record. It is frequently familiarly used for any kind of a schedule or writing annexed to a document which cannot well be incorporated in the body of such document. Thus, in passing bills through a legislature, when a new clause is added after the bill has passed through committee, such new clause is termed a “rider.” Brown. See, also, Cowell; Blount; 2 Tidd. Pr. 730; Com. v. Barnett, 199 Pa. 101, 4S Atl. 970, 55 L. R. A. 882.


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