tracing


tracing
index copy, delineation, outline (boundary), pattern

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


tracing
Technically a process rather than a particular claim or remedy. Tracing may provide an equitable process for the claimant to receive property which he has unjustly lost to a knowing recipient. This may be of use to recover money paid to a fiduciary under a mistake. Money may be traced, provided that it can be identified or disentangled where it has been mixed with other assets of the recipient. For example, a lender in an ultra vires loan transaction is entitled to a tracing order or, in the case of a mixed fund, a declaration of charge, if the money lent can be traced into any investments or other property held by the company, or held by a volunteer having no better equity.
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tracing
An equitable remedy that allows persons to track their assets after they have been taken by fraud, misappropriation, or mistake. The remedy is also used in bankruptcy, commercial transactions, and property disputes in marital dissolution cases.

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


tracing
An equitable remedy that allows persons to track their assets after they have been taken by fraud, misappropriation, or mistake. The remedy is also used in bankruptcy, commercial transactions, and property disputes in marital dissolution cases.

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

Synonyms:
(of a drawing on tracing-paper)


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