bill to perpetuate testimony

bill to perpetuate testimony

An original bill to preserve the testimony of a material witness who may die or leave the jurisdiction before a suit is commenced, or to prevent or avoid future litigation.

¡ª Also termed bill in perpetuam rei memoriam. [Cases: Federal Civil Procedure 1293; Pretrial Procedure 64. C.J.S. Pretrial Procedure ¡ì¡ì 13¨C17, 34.]


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