Reasonable act

REASONABLE ACT. This term signifies such an act as the law requires. When an act is unnecessary, a party will not be required to perform it as a reasonable act. 9 Price's Rep. 43; Yelv. 44; Platt. on Cov. 342, 157.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It's doubtful that even the dwindling number of Americans who still support capital punishment would agree that ending Scott Panetti's life would be a moral act, one that serves either as a deterrent or a reasonable act of retribution.
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David Simpson, R-Longview, successfully amended the bill to prevent someone who engaged in a reasonable act of self defense from being disciplined.
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As Niederbacher progresses he cleverly shows how Thomas maneuvers his understanding of faith between an irrational decision and a necessary rationalism; rather, it emerges as a free and reasonable act of both intellect, and will ordered toward the end for which the human person was made in principio.
The doctrine of self-defense, she observes, "already includes a reasonable act requirement" (p.
I should like to see an action based on sensible thinking and reasonable act," Fukuda said when asked how Japan could help unify the 10-member countries comprising the regional bloc amid the tension brought about by the maritime disputes.
That would leave the rest of the world scrambling to figure out the meaning of such a reasonable act - and best of all, it would leave Kenneth Bae a free man.
It is beyond reasonable acts constitute bad faith," the decision read.