self-executing
adj.
Coming into effect automatically when specific criteria are met.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


self-executing
Immediately effective without further action, legislation, or legal steps.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


self-executing
adj. That which takes effect without further action, as with a statute or court order.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


self-executing
Anything (e.g., a document or legislation) that is effective immediately without the need of intervening court action, ancillary legislation, or other type of implementing action.

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


self-executing
Anything (e.g., a document or legislation) that is effective immediately without the need of intervening court action, ancillary legislation, or other type of implementing action.

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

self-executing
adj.
   immediately effective without further action, legislation or legal steps. Some statutes are self-executing, as are some legal rights (such as when a person holds property as security and title passes automatically when payments are not made). Most judgments in lawsuits are not self-executing and are only documents giving the winning party the right to try to collect.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • self–executing — self–ex·e·cut·ing / self ek sə ˌkü tiŋ/ adj: taking effect immediately without the need for implementing legislation or further judicial action a self–executing judgment Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • self-executing — /self ek si kyooh ting, self /, adj. going into effect immediately without the need of supplementary legislation: a self executing treaty. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-executing — [self′ek′si kyo͞ot΄iŋ] adj. coming into effect automatically when specified, without further provision being made, as a death clause in a contract …   English World dictionary

  • self-executing — adj. Law (of a law, legal clause, etc.) not needing legislation etc. to be enforced; automatic. * * * (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : providing for its own execution : containing a clause giving effect to its provisions by operation of law… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-executing — /sɛlf ˈɛksəkjutɪŋ/ (say self eksuhkyoohting) adjective providing for its own execution, and needing no legislation to enforce it: a self executing treaty …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-executing — adjective Date: 1857 taking effect immediately without implementing legislation < a self executing treaty > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-executing — Anything (e.g., a document or legislation) which is effective immediately without the need of intervening court action, ancillary legislation, or other type of implementing action …   Black's law dictionary

  • Self-executing right — Self executing rights in international human rights law are rights that are formulated in such a way that one can deduce that it was the purpose to create international laws that citizens can invoke directly in their national courts. [Pieter… …   Wikipedia

  • self-executing treaty — A compact between two nations that is effective immediately without the need for ancillary legislation. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. self executing treaty A compact …   Law dictionary

  • Self-executing rule — The self executing rule, also known as deem and pass , is procedural measure used by the U.S. House of Representatives to approve legislation. If the full House votes to approve a legislative rule that contains such a provision, the House then… …   Wikipedia

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