ACT OF LAW - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ACT OF LAW? Definition of ACT OF LAW in Black's Law Dicti

The operation of fixed legal rules upon given facts or occurrences, producing consequences independent of the design or will of the parties concerned; as distinguished from "act of parties." Also an act performed by judicial authority which prevents or precludes a party from fulfilling a contract or other engagement. Metcalf v. State, 57 Okl. 64, 156 P. 305, 306, L.R.A. 1916E, 595.


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