Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    That which is obvious, evident or manifest; what appears or has been made manifest In respect to facts involved in an appeal or writ of error, that which is stated in the record.
    —Apparent danger, as used with reference to the doctrine of self-defense in homicide, means such overt actual demonstration, by conduct and acts, of a design to take life or do some great personal injury, as would make the killing apparently necessary to self-preservation. Evans v. State, 44 Miss. 773; Stoneman v. Co.m., 25 Grab (Vat) 896; Leigh v. People, 113 I1L 379.
    —Apparent defects, in a thing sold, are those which can be discovered by simple inspection. La. art 2407.
    —Apparent easement. See Easement.
    —Apparent heir. In English law. One whose right of inheritance is indefeasible, provided he outlive the ancestor. 2 Bl. Comm. 208. In Scotch law. He is the person to whom the succession has actually opened. He is so called until his regular entry on the lands by service or infeftment on a precept of dare constat.
    —Apparent maturity. The apparent maturity of a negotiable instrument payable at a particular time is the day on which, by its terms, it becomes due, or, when that is a holiday, the next business day. Civil Code Cal. § 3132.