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foreign law

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For the purposes of private international law, any legal system other than that of England. A foreign legal system may be the system of a foreign state (one recognized by public...

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formal validity of a will

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In private international law, a rule determining which country's laws govern the formalities for the execution of a will where, for example, the testator had a foreign domicile or owned...

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lex causae

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[Latin: the law of the case]

In private international law, the system of law (usually foreign) applicable to the case in dispute, as opposed to the * lex fori.

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lex domicilii

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[Latin]

The law of domicile. In private international law, the law of the country of domicile determines such matters as capacity to make a will in respect of personal property,...

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lex fori

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The law of the local forum (hearing place) of a legal proceeding or administrative hearing. See forum non conveniens; forum shopping.

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lex loci actus

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[Latin]

The law of the place where a legal act takes place. In private international law, this law governs such questions as whether or not property in a bill of exchange or...

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lex loci celebrationis

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[Latin]

The law of the place of celebration of a marriage. In private international law, this law governs such questions as the formalities required for a marriage (subject to four...

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lex loci contractus

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[Latin]

The law of the place where a contract was made. In private international law, this law governs such matters as the formal requirements of a contract and the capacity to...

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lex loci delicti commissi

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[Latin]

The law of the place in which a delict (tort) is committed. In private international law as applied in most countries in Europe, this law governs liability for torts. In...

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lex loci situs

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[Latin]

The law of the place where an object is situated. In private international law, this law usually governs such matters as succession to, title to, and the right to...

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lex loci solutionis

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[Latin]

The law of the place where a contract is to be performed or a debt is to be paid. In private international law as applied in England, the lex loci solutionis governs the...

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material and essential validity of a will

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In private international law, a rule determining which country's laws govern the validity of gifts under a will where, for example, the testator had a foreign domicile or owned foreign...

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proper law

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The law of the legal system which, under rules of private international law conflict of laws, should be used to determine a dispute in circumstances where the legal systems of two or more...

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