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certum est quod certum reddi potest

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

[Latin]

If something is capable of being made certain, it should be treated as certain. For example, a landlord can only distrain for rent (see distress) if the amount of rent is...

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distrain

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To seize goods as a security for the performance of an obligation, especially the seizure of goods by a landlord because a tenant is in arrears with his rent.

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rentcharge

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N.

A periodic payment of money charged on land, but excluding rent payable under a lease or tenancy and sums payable as interest. Depending on the manner in which the rentcharge...

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rescue

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N.

1 Action to save people or property from danger. There is no general duty to rescue people or property from danger, though a master of a ship is bound by statute to...

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warrant of distress

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A court order giving the power to seize goods from a debtor to pay his creditors. See distress.

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