What is RIGHT OF ACTION?

The right to bring suit; a legal right to maintain an action, growing out of a given transaction or state of facts and based thereon. Hibbard v. Clark, 56 N. H. 155, 22 Am. Rep. 442; Webster v. County Com’rs, 63 Me. 29. By the old writers, “right of action” is commonly used to denote that a person has lost a right of entry, and has nothing but a right of action left. Co. Litt. 3636.

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