adverse interest
A right or concern that's contrary to the interest or claim of another. An adverse interest in real property is a claim against the property, such as an easement.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


adverse interest
The legal right or liability of a person called to testify as a witness in a lawsuit that might be lost or impaired if the party who called him or her to testify wins the case.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


adverse interest
The legal right or liability of a person called to testify as a witness in a lawsuit that might be lost or impaired if the party who called him or her to testify wins the case.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

adverse interest
n.
   a right or concern that is contrary to the interest or claim of another.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • adverse interest — An interest which displaces one s own interest in whole or in part. As used in a statute permitting a litigant to call and cross examine any person having an adverse interest in the outcome of the litigation, the term adverse interest is to be… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • adverse interest — The adverse interest of a witness, so as to permit cross examination by the party calling him, must be so involved in the event of the suit that a legal right or liability will be acquired, lost, or materially affected by the judgment, and must… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adverse interest — The adverse interest of a witness, so as to permit cross examination by the party calling him, must be so involved in the event of the suit that a legal right or liability will be acquired, lost, or materially affected by the judgment, and must… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adverse interest rule — Failure of a party to produce a witness who is within his power to produce and who would naturally have been produced by him, which failure permits inference that evidence of witness would be unfavorable to party s cause. New England Whalers… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adverse interest rule — Failure of a party to produce a witness who is within his power to produce and who would naturally have been produced by him, which failure permits inference that evidence of witness would be unfavorable to party s cause. New England Whalers… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adverse — ad·verse /ad vərs, ad ˌvərs/ adj: opposed to one s interests: operating to one s detriment an adverse verdict Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adverse …   Law dictionary

  • Adverse — or adverse interest, in law, is anything that functions contrary to a party s interest. This word should not be confused with .Adverse witness and partyAn adverse witness is a witness whose testimony benefits an opposing party. Opposing parties… …   Wikipedia

  • adverse possession — see possession Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adverse possession …   Law dictionary

  • interest — The most general term that can be employed to denote a right, claim, title, or legal share in something. In its application to real estate or things real, it is frequently used in connection with the terms estate, right, and title. More… …   Black's law dictionary

  • interest — The most general term that can be employed to denote a right, claim, title, or legal share in something. In its application to real estate or things real, it is frequently used in connection with the terms estate, right, and title. More… …   Black's law dictionary

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