CAST - Black's Law Dictionary

What is CAST? Definition of CAST in Black's Law Dictionary – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

v. In old English practice. To allege, offer, or present; to proffer by way of excuse (as to "cast an essoin").

This word is now used as a popular, rather than a technical, term, in the sense of to overcome, overthrow, or defeat in a civil action at law. It also means to deposit formally or officially. Maddox v. Board of State Canvassers, Mont., 149 P.2d 112, 115; Port of Palm Beach Dist. v. State, 156 Fla. 99, 22 So.2d 581, 582. It is also used in connection with the imposition upon a party litigant of costs in the suit: as, A. is "cast" for the costs of the case.

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