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delay

failure to perform on time.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

DELAY, civil law. The time allowed either by law or by agreement of the parties to do something.
     2. The law allows a delay, for a party who has been summoned to appear, to make defence, to appeal; it admits of a delay during which and action may be brought, certain rights exercised, and the like.
     3. By the agreement of the parties there may be a delay in the payment of a debt, the fulfillment of a contract, &c. Vide Code, 3, 11, 4; Nov. 69, c. 2 Merl. Rep. h

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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