Legal Definition and Related Resources of Immediate

Meaning of Immediate

Having no intermediary or intermediation; acting without intervention of another object , cause or agency, as, an immediate cause ; not distant or separated in time or space; adjoining ; nearest; next; in relation to space, in uninterrupted relation, continuous , direct , as the immediate contact of two objects; in relation to time, occurring without delay, made or done at once, present , instant, without interval of time, without delay, straightaway, instantly, at once. See Morgan v Hunsicker, (Ohio App.) 60 N.E.2d 509.

Immediate Alternative Definition

At once. “Though in strictness it excludes all mean times, it shall be construed such convenient time as is reasonably requisite for doing the thing.” 2 Lev. 77. It is stronger than the phrase “within a reasonable time,” and implies prompt, vigorous action, without any delay. L. R. 4 Q. B. 469. Acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the intervention of another object as a cause, means, medium or condition; producing its effect by direct agency. 60 111. App. 108.

Synonyms of Immediate

(At once), adjective

  • flash
  • instant
  • instantaneous
  • praesens
  • prompt
  • quick
  • speedy
  • sudden
  • unhesitating
  • with reasonable dispatch
  • without delay

(Imminent), adjective

  • about to happen
  • anticipated
  • approaching
  • at hand
  • close
  • close at hand
  • coming
  • drawing near
  • expected
  • following
  • foreseen
  • forthcoming
  • impendent
  • impending
  • in the offing
  • in view
  • looked for
  • momentary
  • near at hand
  • nearing
  • next
  • nigh
  • prospective
  • to come
  • upcoming

(Not distant), adjective

  • abutting
  • adjacent
  • adjoining
  • at hand
  • bordering
  • bounding
  • dose
  • close at hand
  • conjoining
  • conterminous
  • contiguous
  • handy
  • juxtapositional
  • near
  • near by
  • neighboring
  • next to
  • proximate
  • verging Associated Concepts: immediate beneficiaries
  • immediate benefit
  • immediate cause
  • immediate consequences
  • immediate control
  • immediate damage
  • immediate delivery
  • immediate irreparable harm
  • immediate legatees
  • immediate need
  • immediate transferor

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