costs of increase


costs of increase
In old English law, it was formerly a practice with the jury to award to the successful party in an action the nominal sum of 40s. only for his costs; and the court assessed by their own officer the actual amount of the successful party's costs; and the amount so assessed, over and above the nominal sum awarded by the jury, was thence called "costs of increase." The practice has now wholly ceased

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  • costs — A pecuniary allowance, made to the successful party (and recoverable from the losing party), for his expenses in prosecuting or defending an action or a distinct proceeding within an action. In federal courts, costs are allowed as a matter of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • increase, costs of — In old English law, it was formerly a practice with the jury to award to the successful party in an action the nominal sum of 40s. only for his costs; and the court assessed by their own officer the actual amount of the successful party s costs;… …   Black's law dictionary

  • increase, costs of — In old English law, it was formerly a practice with the jury to award to the successful party in an action the nominal sum of 40s. only for his costs; and the court assessed by their own officer the actual amount of the successful party s costs;… …   Black's law dictionary

  • costs — Ⅰ. costs [plural] (also legal costs) ► LAW the money that helps pay for the lawyers and the court in a legal case, usually paid by the person or organization that has lost the case: »They were fined $50,000 and ordered to pay $10,000 in costs. →… …   Financial and business terms

  • increase */*/*/ — I UK [ɪnˈkriːs] / US [ɪnˈkrɪs] verb Word forms increase : present tense I/you/we/they increase he/she/it increases present participle increasing past tense increased past participle increased Other ways of saying increase: be/go up to increase:… …   English dictionary

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  • increase, affidavit of — Affidavit of payment of increased costs, produced on taxation …   Black's law dictionary