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Question number: 527

» Legal Terms

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Question

Which of the following is the meaning of the legal term aute de fe?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Without authority of law

b.

With many causes

c.

Act of faith

d.

Out of fait

Question number: 528

» Legal Terms

MCQ▾

Question

Which of the following is the correct meaning of the legal term ad infinitum?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Finiteness

b.

Ad libbed

c.

Endlessly

d.

In agreement

Question number: 529

» Legal Terms

MCQ▾

Question

Which of the following is the meaning of the legal term causa causans?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Without any background

b.

With a bad cause

c.

Without authority of law

d.

Immediate cause

Question number: 530

» Legal Terms

MCQ▾

Question

Which of the following is the meaning of the legal term mesne?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Clear

b.

Middle or intermediate

c.

Unclear

d.

Inclined

Question number: 531

» Tort

Appeared in Year: 2008

MCQ▾

Question

PRINCIPLES

1. If A is asked to do something by B, B is responsible for the act, not A.

2. If A, while acting for B commits a wrong, A is responsible for the wrong, not B.

3. If A is authorized to do something for B, but in the name of A without disclosing B’s presence, both A and B may be held liable.

FACTS

Somu contracted with Amar where under Amar would buy a pump set to be used in Somu’s farm. Such a pump set was in short supply in the market. Gulab, a dealer, had such a pump set and he refused to sell it to Amar. Amar threatened Gulab of serious consequences if he fails to part with the pump set. Gulab filed a complaint against Amar.

Proposed Decision

(a) Amar alone is liable for the wrong though he acted for Somu.

(b) Amar is not liable for the wrong, though he is bound by the contract with Somu.

(c) Somu is bound by the contract and liable for the wrong.

(d) Both Somu and Amar are liable for the wrong.

Suggested Reasons

I) Amar committed the wrong while acting for the benefit of Somu.

ii) Amar cannot do while acting for Somu something which he cannot do while acting for himself.

iii) Both Amar and Somu are liable since they are bound by the contract.

iv) Somu has to be responsible for the act of Amar committed for Somu’s benefit.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

iv

b.

(a) (ii)

c.

(a) (I)

d.

i

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