count
count n: charge; specif: a charge (as in a complaint or indictment) that separately states a cause of action or esp. offense
guilty on all count s

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

count
I noun accusation, allegation, assertion, averment, case for the prosecution, charge, citation, claim, comes, condemnation, countercharge, crimination, declaration, delation, denunciation, distinct statement, imputation, inculpation, indictment, item, item in the indictment, main charge, particular charge, statement of a cause of action associated concepts: count in an accusatory instrument, omnibus count II index amount (quantity), amount (sum), assess (appraise), calculate, canvass, census, charge (accusation), complaint, computation, enumerate, item, itemize, poll (canvass), poll, surmise, survey (poll)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


count
n.
A distinct statement of a cause of action or a claim in a plaintiff’s pleading; an allegation of a specific offense or charge in an indictment.

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


count
In a civil case, each separate statement in the complaint that, standing alone, would support a lawsuit. For example, a complaint might begin with a "first count" for negligence, with detailed factual allegations; a second count for breach of contract, a third count for debt, and so forth. Also known as a "cause of action." In a criminal case, each count is a statement of a different alleged crime.
Category: Criminal Law
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Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


count
n.
1 In a civil action, the statement of a distinct cause of action in a complaint or similar pleading.
2 In a criminal action, the distinct allegation in an indictment or information that the defendant committed a crime.
@ multiple counts
Two or more distinct causes of action or allegations that the defendant committed an offense contained in a complaint, indictment, information, or similar pleading.
@ separate count
Any of the individual causes of action or allegations that the defendant committed an offense in a complaint, indictment, information, or similar pleading.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


count
In common-law pleading or code pleading, the initial statements made by a plaintiff that set forth a cause of action to commence a civil lawsuit; the different points of a plaintiff's declaration, each of which constitute a basis for relief. In criminal procedure, one of several parts or charges of an indictment, each accusing the defendant of a different offense.

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


count
In common-law pleading or code pleading, the initial statements made by a plaintiff that set forth a cause of action to commence a civil lawsuit; the different points of a plaintiff's declaration, each of which constitute a basis for relief. In criminal procedure, one of several parts or charges of an indictment, each accusing the defendant of a different offense.

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

count
n.
   each separate statement in a complaint which states a cause of action which, standing alone, would give rise to a lawsuit, or each separate charge in a criminal action. For example, the complaint in a civil (non-criminal) lawsuit might state: First Count (or cause of action) for negligence, and then state the detailed allegations; Second Count for breach of contract; Third Count for debt and so forth. In a criminal case each count would be a statement of a different alleged crime. There are also so-called common counts which cover various types of debt.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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