form


form
form n
1: the structure of something (as a document) as distinguished from its matter
a defect in form, not substance
2: established procedure according to rule or practice see also form of action
3: a printed or typed document with blank spaces for insertion of required or requested information
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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

form
I (arrangement) noun array, ceremony, class, classification, custom, design, distribution, efformation, established practice, fades, fashion, figura, forma, formality, format, formation, formula, formulary, grouping, kind, manner, method, mode, model, order, organization, outline, pattern, plan, procedure, regimentation, regularity, rite, ritual, scheme, shape, sort, style, system, systematization, type, way associated concepts: form of action, objections to form foreign phrases:
- Si aliquid ex solemnibus deficiat, cum aequitas poscit subveniendum est. — If anything is deficient in formal requisites, where equity requires it, it should be supplied.
- Forma legal is forma essentialis. — Legal form is essential form
- Forma non observata, infertur adnullatio actus. — If form is not observed, it is inferred that the act is a nullity.
II (document) noun blank, card, copy, data sheet, information blank, instrument, muniment, questionary, questionnaire, record, reference form, register, registry, report, standard letter, written document associated concepts: legal forms, standard form III verb arrange, assemble, build, compose, conformare, construct, contrive, create, design, devise, embody, establish, fabricari, fabricate, fashion, figurare, forge, formulate, frame, give shape to, initiate, make, manufacture, materialize, mold, organize, produce, put together, shape, structure associated concepts: form a corporation IV index appearance (look), body (main part), build (construct), color (complexion), complexion, compose, consist, constant, constitute (compose), construction, content (structure), contour (outline), contour (shape), contrive, create, criterion, crystallize, decorum, delineation, devise (invent), discipline (train), embodiment, embody, establish (launch), fabricate (construct), feature (appearance), fix (arrange), forge (produce), formalize, formulate, frame (construct), frame (formulate), generate, influence, invent (produce for the first time), kind, make, manner (kind), manufacture, means (opportunity), mode, motif, order (arrangement), organization (structure), organize (unionize), originate, pattern, phenomenon (manifestation), practice (procedure), principle (axiom), produce (manufacture), pronounce (speak), protocol (etiquette), specter, stamp, structure (composition), style, tenor, usage, vision (dream)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


form
n.
(1) A model or frame of a legal document with blank spaces to be filled out with information that applies to an individual situation.
(2) Customary procedure or formalities; the way something is expressed as opposed to what is expressed.

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


form
n. A standard legal document sold or published to be used as a model, or to be prepared by filling in blanks; the outward appearance of something, as opposed to its substance.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


form
A prototype of an instrument to be employed in a legal transaction or a judicial proceeding that includes the primary essential matters, the appropriate technical phrases or terms, and any additional material required to render it officially accurate, arranged in suitable and systematic order, and conducive to adaptation to the circumstances of the particular case.

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


form
A prototype of an instrument to be employed in a legal transaction or a judicial proceeding that includes the primary essential matters, the appropriate technical phrases or terms, and any additional material required to render it officially accurate, arranged in suitable and systematic order, and conducive to adaptation to the circumstances of the particular case.

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

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