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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.

The expression form of the statute signifies the language or structure of a statute, and, therefore, the restriction or command that it might include, as used in the phrase in criminal Pleading "against the form of statute in that case made and provided."A matter of form, as distinguished from a matter of substance—with respect to pleadings, affidavits, indictments, and other legal instruments—entails the method, style, or form of relating the applicable facts; the selection or arrangement of terms; and other such matters without influencing the essential sufficiency or validity of the instrument, or without reaching the merits.

form

(Arrangement), noun array, ceremony, class, classification, custom, design, distribution, efformation, estabbished practice, facies, 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 aeeuitas poscit, subveniendum est.If anything is deficient in formal requisites, where equity requires it, it should be supplied. Forma legalis forma essentialis. Legal form is essennial form. Forma non observata, infertur adnullatio actus. If form is not observed, it is inferred that the act is a nullity.

form

(Document), noun blank, card, copy, data sheet, information blank, instrument, muniment, questionary, questionnaire, record, reference form, register, registry, standard letter, written document
Associated concepts: legal forms, standard form

form

verb arrange, assemble, build, compose, construct, contrive, create, design, devise, embody, 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
See also: appearance, arrange, arrangement, body, build, color, complexion, compose, composition, consist, constant, constitute, construction, content, contour, contrive, create, criterion, crystallize, decorum, delineation, devise, discipline, embodiment, embody, establish, fabricate, feature, fix, forge, formalize, formulate, frame, generate, influence, invent, kind, launch, look, make, manifestation, manner, manufacture, means, mode, motif, opportunity, order, organization, organize, originate, outline, pattern, phenomenon, practice, principle, procedure, produce, pronounce, protocol, shape, speak, specter, stamp, structure, style, tenor, usage, vision
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As one method of throwing it off, I have put an incident of the Pyncheon family history, with which I happen to be acquainted, into the form of a legend, and mean to publish it in a magazine.
This warmer light mingles itself with the cold spirituality of the moon-beams, and communicates, as it were, a heart and sensibilities of human tenderness to the forms which fancy summons tip.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
I used to watch and study this patriarchal personage with, I think, livelier curiosity than any other form of humanity there presented to my notice.
It would be too much in keeping with the scene to excite surprise, were we to look about us and discover a form, beloved, but gone hence, now sitting quietly in a streak of this magic moonshine, with an aspect that would make us doubt whether it had returned from afar, or had never once stirred from our fireside.
In some other form, perhaps, I may hereafter develop these effects.
Its limbs were gnarled and fantastic, large enough to form trunks for ordinary trees, twisting down almost to the earth, and rising again into the air.
Though the night was dark and dismal, yet the form of the unknown might now in some degree be ascertained.
Those using paper forms do not have a computer linked to electronic mail or the Internet, and even well-connected individuals do not always have a computer available when they need to place orders, fill out credit card receipts, or file requests for healthcare coverage.
Along with the issuance of the new SAR form, guidance for completing SAR forms has been prepared and is being distributed with the new SAR form.
While student employees' wages are usually captured appropriately on Forms W-2, the academic world contains many shades of gray between earned compensation and scholarships based on academic merit or financial need.
In addition to providing more time to correct errors, the IRS has decided that, at least for the first year of the mandate, taxpayers required to file more than 25 of 5 international forms will be permitted to file those forms on paper, in lieu of including them as part of the XML transmission.