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POPULAR ACTION, punishment. An action given by statute to any one who will sue for the penalty. A qui tam action. Dig. 47, 23, 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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For his part, Accion Popular candidate Alfredo Barnechea helped his party elect its own caucus again, with five seats.
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