Legal Definition and Related Resources of Caption
Meaning of Caption
The introduction of a pleading which shows the names of the parties , name of court , number of docket or calendar , etc. St. Louis Lightning Rod Co. v Johnson, 89 S.E. 169, 18 Ga.App. 190.
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The heading or introductory clause of papers connected with a case in court, which shows the names of the parties, name of the court, docket number of the case, etc.
Synonyms of Caption
- banner head
- banner line
- display line
- indication of contents
- mark of identification
- section head
- Associated Concepts: caption of a petition
- caption of a pleading
- caption of indictment
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What does Caption mean in American Law?
The “heading” of a legal instrument, especially a pleading, motion, etc., consisting of information useful for quickly identifying and using it, e.g., parties, file number, court, nature of document, etc. The rules about what should be in a caption vary, even locally, from jurisdiction to jurisdiction; see, e.g., Fed. R. Civ. P. 10(a).
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English Spanish Translation of Caption
Título del expediente judicial
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- (1) A taking, or seizing; an arrest. The word is no longer used in this sense. (2) The heading of a legal instrument in which is shown when, where, and by what authority it was taken, found, or executed. Principally used in respect to indictments. See, as to requisites, 8 Gray (Mass.) 454; 1 South. (N. J.) 46. This meaning, now the general one, is not justified by the derivation, which is from capere, to take, and not from caput, a head. In the English practice, when an inferior court, in obedience to the writ of certiorari, returns an indictment into the king’s bench, it is annexed to the caption, then called a “schedule,” and the caption concludes with stating that “it is presented in manner and form as appears in a certain indictment thereto annexed,” and the caption and indictment are returned on separate parchments. 1 Wm. Saund. 309, note 2.
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