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Juristic Act

An action intended and capable of having a legal effect; any conduct by a private individual designed to originate, terminate, or alter a right.

A court performs a juristic act when it makes a decision and hands down a judgment. An individual who enters into a contractual agreement is also performing a juristic act because of the legal ramifications of his or her agreement.

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