ACQUAINTED - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ACQUAINTED? Definition of ACQUAINTED in Black's Law Dictionary

Having personal knowledge of. Kelly v. Calhoun, 95 U.S. 710, 24 L.Ed. 544. Acquaintance expresses less than familiarity; In re Carpenter's Estate, 94 Cal. 406, 29 P. 1101. It is "familiar knowledge"; Wyllis v. Haun, 47 Iowa, 614; Chauvin v. Wagner, 18 Mo. 531.

"Acquaintance" expresses less than familiarity; familiarity less than intimacy. Acquaintance springs from occasional intercourse, familiarity from daily intercourse, intimacy from unreserved intercourse; acquaintance, having some knowledge, familiarity, from long habit, intimacy, by close connection. Atkins Corporation v. Tourny, 6 Ca1.2d 206, 57 P.2d 480, 483. To be "personally acquainted with," and to "know personally," are equivalent terms; Kelly v. Calhoun, 95 U.S. 710, 24 L.Ed. 544. When used with reference to a paper to which a certificate or affidavit is attached, it indicates a substantial knowledge of the subject-matter thereof. Bohan v. Casey, 5 Mo. App. 101.

 

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