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

    Same as Amicable action.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A suit brought by a creditor in chancery against an executor or administrator, being really a suit by the executor or administrator, in the name of a creditor, against himself, in order to compel the creditors to take an equal distribution of the assets. 2 Williams, Exits, 1915. Also any suit instituted by agreement between the parties to obtain the opinion of the court upon some doubtful question in which they are interested.