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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Excerpt:... CHAPTER XXII. DEFINITIONS AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, EFFECT, AND APPLICATION OF THIS ACT. TITLE I.-- General Definitions, And Rules Op CONSTRUCTION. TITLE II.-- Provisions Regulating The Effect AND APPLICATION OF THIS ACT. TITLE I. General definitions, and rules of construction. Sec. 3133. Definition of " action ." 33.M. Irl. special proceeding ." 33."V>. Division of actions into civil and criminal. XWi Definition of " criminal action ' 33.17. Id." civil action ." 3338. Parties to a civil action. 3339. Only one form of civil action. 33to. Hule of construction as to publication, etc., in certain cases. 3311. Id. as to certain special provisions relating to New-York city. 3312. Id. as to county court. 3313. Miscellaneous general definitions and rules of construction. 3333. Definition of " action."-- The wond "action," as used in the New Revision of the Statutes, when applied to judicial proceedings, signifies an ordinary prosecution, in a court of justice, by a party against another party, for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offence. Code of Proc, 12. People r. Judge of Rens. Co., 13 How. 398 People v. Chadborne. 20 How. Pr. 378. 3334. Id."special proceeding" Every other prosecution by a party, for either of the purposes specified in the last section, is a special proceeding. Id., IS. Belknap v. Waters, 11 N. T. 477. 3335. Division of actions into civil and criminal.-- Actions are of two kinds: 1. Civil. 2. Criminal. Id.,} 4. 3336. Definition of "criminal action ."-- A criminal action is prosecuted by the people of the State, as a party, against a person charged with a public offence, for the punishment thereof. Id.,-i. 3337. Id. j "civil action ■...*Author: York, New *Bindi

    The New-York Code of Civil Procedure; Carefully Annotated and Fully Indexed as Enacted and Amended in 1880 Together with the Repealing Acts and Table by York, New [Paperback]

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