present

present
A gift; a gratuity; anything presented or given
present, adj
Now existing; at hand; relating to the present time; considered with reference to the present time.
See also presentment
@ present ability
As used in describing an element of the crime of assault, it means immediate or a point near immediate as regards the defendant's capacity to inflict harm. People v. Hanson, 40 Cal.App.3d 317, 114 Cal. Rptr. 874, 877
@ present conveyance
A conveyance made with the intention that it take effect at once and not at a future time
@ present danger test
@ present enjoyment
The immediate or present possession and use of an estate or property, as distinguished from such as is postponed to a future time
@ present estate
An estate in immediate possession; one now existing, or vested at the present time; as distinguished from a future estate, the enjoyment of which is postponed to a future time
@ present interest
One which entitles the owner to the immediate possession of the property. A "present interest", as distinguished from a future interest for purpose of federal gift tax annual exclusion, denotes a present right to realize, enjoy or use donated property. Duffey v. U. S., D.C.Minn., 182 F.Supp. 765, 767.
An interest in property is a "present interest" if the donee has the right presently to use, possess, or enjoy it. Gilmore v. C. I. R., C.A. 6th, 213 F.2d 520, 521
@ present sale
A sale which is accomplished by the making of the contract. U.C.C. No. 2-106(1)
@ present time
A period of appreciable and generally considerable duration within which certain transactions are to take place
@ present use
One which has an immediate existence, and is at once operated upon by the statute of uses
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  • present — pre·sent 1 /pri zent/ vt 1: to lay before a court as an object of consideration present a complaint present ed a defense of insanity 2: to make a presentment of (an instrument) pre·sen·ta·tion /ˌprē ˌzen tā shən, ˌpre , zən / …   Law dictionary

  • present — [prez′ənt; ] for v. [ prē zent′, prizent′] adj. [OFr < L praesens, prp. of praeesse, to be present < prae , before (see PRE ) + esse, to be (see ESSENCE)] 1. a) being at the specified or understood place; at hand; in attendance b) existing… …   English World dictionary

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  • Present — Pres ent, a. [F. pr[ e]sent, L. praesens, entis, that is before one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before + esse to be. See {Essence}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pres ent, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]sent. See {Present}, a.] 1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. [1913 Webster] Past and present, wound in one. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Law)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presenting}.] [F. pr[ e]senter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See {Present}, a.] 1. To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • present — Ⅰ. present [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) being or occurring in a particular place. 2) existing or occurring now. 3) Grammar (of a tense or participle) expressing an action now going on or habitually performed, or a condition now existing. ► NOUN 1) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • present — pre‧sent [prɪˈzent] verb [transitive] 1. to make a speech introducing an idea, plan etc to be considered: • a lack of evidence presented by prosecutors present something to somebody • The company has until July to restructure its debt and present …   Financial and business terms

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