point


point
point n
1: a particular detail, proposition, or issue of law; specif: point of error
2: any of various incremental units used in measuring, fixing, or calculating something: as
a: a unit used in calculating a sentence by various factors (as aggravating or mitigating circumstances)
b: a unit used in the pricing of securities and valuation of markets
c: a charge to a borrower (as a mortgagor) that is equal to one percent of the principal and that is made at closing
in point or on point: relevant to the legal issues at hand

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

point
I (item) noun argument, caput, consideration, designated ground, detail, feature, ground, issue, matter, particular, reason, res, specific, thought associated concepts: point of law, point of order II (period of time) noun conjuncture, exact moment, hour, instant, interval, juncture, moment, occasion, precise moment, second, specific moment, stage, time III (purpose) noun aim, core, design, end, essence, goal, import, intent, intention, motive, object, objective, purport, reason, significance, substance IV index case (set of circumstances), consequence (significance), content (meaning), contention (argument), degree (station), detail, direct (show), edge (border), end (termination), feature (characteristic), gist (ground for a suit), import, intent, issue (matter in dispute), item, location, matter (subject), motive, object, objective, occasion, particular, period, phase (aspect), phase (period), pinnacle, posture (situation), property (distinctive attribute), purpose, refer (direct attention), remark, signification, situs, standpoint, subject (topic), target, technicality, term (provision), tip (clue)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


point
n.
(1) An argument; a distinct proposition or issue of law; the relevance or reason of some argument.
(2) In real estate, a fee of 1% of a loan amount paid to the lender when the loan is created.
(3) In securities, a measure of value, often worth one dollar.

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


point
A distinct proposition or question of law arising or propounded in a case. In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rises from 8,349.25 to 8,350.25, it has risen a point. A point in this average, however, is not equivalent to $1.
With respect to the home mortgage finance industry, a fee or charge of one percent of the principal of the loan that is collected by the lender at the time the loan is made and is in addition to the constant long-term stated interest rate on the face of the loan.

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


point
A distinct proposition or question of law arising or propounded in a case. In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rises from 8,349.25 to 8,350.25, it has risen a point. A point in this average, however, is not equivalent to $1.
 
With respect to the home mortgage finance industry, a fee or charge of one percent of the principal of the loan that is collected by the lender at the time the loan is made and is in addition to the constant long-term stated interest rate on the face of the loan.

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