Personal action


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(Law) a suit or action by which a man claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it; or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury to his person or property, or the specific recovery of goods or chattels; - opposed to real action.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And goes about saying that personal actions count for nothing, and there always will be rich and poor.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.
These exercises culminate in personal action plans that transfer the lessons learned to the personal situations of the participants attending, making the programme individually relevant and beneficial.
IRNA said: "According to Derafshan, his client had no intention of plotting anything and has said that she simply wanted to express a personal celebration, and in order to avoid any links with those who went abroad and tried to take political advantage of her personal action, she has always refused to express her views through foreign media outlets....
"The leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf does not support any personal action [by its members] that hurts another person's sentiments and self-respect," the press release quoted the prime minister as saying.
'The leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf does not support any personal action [by its members] that hurts another person's sentiments and self-respect,' the press release quoted the prime minister as saying.
'The leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf does not support any personal action by its members that hurts another person's sentiments and self-respect,' Mr Khan said.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday took notice of the altercation between TV journalist Sami Ibrahim and Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, saying that his party does not support 'any personal action [by its members] that hurts another person's sentiments and self-respect'.
EASTENDERS star Scott Maslen is so horrified by Britain's knife-crime epidemic that he is taking personal action to fight it.
"The conference also supports efforts around the region to develop programmes for young people that, through discussion, negotiation, debate and personal action, help identify solutions to the problems around the world," the statement notes.
Summary: The case of a boy who was removed from the custody of his mother by the Internal Security Forces received national attention over the weekend, prompting caretaker Justice Minister Salim Jreissati to take personal action.
We must commit to doing everything possible through public policy and personal action needed to save lives.<br />David Blatt is executive director of Oklahoma Policy Institute, http://okpolicy.org.

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