DESPERATE

Definition of DESPERATE in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DESPERATE

Hopeless; worthless. This term is used in inventories and schedules of assets, particularly by executors, etc., to describe debts or claims which are considered impossible or hopeless of collection. See Schultz v. Pulver, 11 Wend. ( N.Y.) 365; Darrow v. Rohrer, 71 Colo. 417, 207 P. 861; Toll. Ex. 248; 2 Wms. Ex. 644; 1 Chitt. Pr. 580.

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